Although it has been a phenomenon for a long time now, blogging can still be described as a modern day practice. One of the key aspects of having access to the internet is having the freedom of self expression. Many people take up blogging as a hobby, something that they can do in their spare time, at their own pace. Others use blogging as a means of relief. For them, there’s nothing like sitting down at your computer and writing about whatever it is you are feeling in that particular moment, after a long day at work or running errands. There are many reasons for which someone would actually want to start a new blog, and while it would be cumbersome to go through all of them, we can start by listing some of the most predominant. Let’s see what it is that drives people to blogging.
Keeping a blog means constantly having something to share with your audience. But there comes a moment when you kind of run dry on content and sharing stories doesn’t quite roll off the fingertips that easily. When you reach that point, you have to educate yourself about all kinds of things that you think your audience might be interested in.
Maintaining your mental health and getting a better perspective
Often times, ideas swirl inside your head and get mixed up, leading up to you to not see very clearly what the actual situation looks like. But by laying it all down, and putting it into perspective, you are able to more easily identify the key aspects of a story, situation or just idea. Blogging gives you the perfect outlet for doing that, and you gain a following that shows interested in the ideas you have to put out as well.
Becoming a better writer
Writing is not rocket science for most, but depending on how often you interact with the keyboard or writing in general, it might be harder or easier. Blogging means you will get a lot of practice with not just writing, but just the process of typing, which people do at different speeds. We live in an era where pretty much everyone is capable of writing really fast, and should you land a job that involves a lot of typing, your employers might have the expectation of seeing you write at a competitive speed.
Having a voice
Everyone has the right of speaking their mind, but many people fail to do so for various reasons. While some are genuinely oppressed or restrained from sharing their feelings, there is also a large number of people that are just shy, or aren’t confident enough to talk to a large group of people. Blogging can loosen up your fingers and in the process your tongue as well, making you much more comfortable about addressing an audience.