I started blogging in 2013, when I was about to finish university and start working towards my Masters degree. I wanted a new challenge, something that I could work on and improve on in my spare time. Most importantly I wanted to create something that I could call my own.
Fast forward to 5 years later, and I’m even more in love with blogging now than I was back then. It’s given me so many opportunities to meet new people, work with brands I love, and it’s given me a space to express myself and write about the things I am most passionate about.
Thinking of starting your own blog this year? Well, here are 5 reasons why I 100% think you should go for it!
1. It’s a great little challenge to set yourself
Blogging is a challenge – a fun and rewarding one! It’s a challenge to sit down and write posts for your blog consistently, to keep this up even when times are busy, and to manage your time well enough to balance your day job with running a blog. However, it’s a great little challenge to set yourself and allows you to learn new skills day by day.
2. You’ll develop new skills
Developing new skills is part and parcel of blogging. By starting a blog, you will need to teach yourself skills such as how to write interesting posts, how to use a camera and take great photos, manage different social media channels, reach out to PR companies, and manage your time effectively. It may seem daunting at first – but the best thing about blogging is that you learn as you go along. As time goes by, you will become a better writer, a better photographer… blogging allows you to truly become an expert in your field.
3. It can give your career a boost
As I mentioned, blogging helps you develop a new set of skills – skills which can also be useful in your day job! Last year I wrote a whole post on how blogging can help your career, which I’d recommend giving a read. Skills such as the writing skills you develop, your photography skills, your ability to work independently, motivate yourself and build relationships are all valuable skills that you can add to your CV.
4. You get to meet people with the same interests
Whether it’s online or IRL, blogging about a certain topic or topics is a great way of (virtually) meeting other people who are interested in the same things as you! Whether that topic is beauty, travel, baking, cats or business – your blog will attract people with similar interests to yours – and that’s always a great basis for developing new friendships, right!?
5. You’ll have your own little space on the Internet
Starting your own blog means having your own little corner on the Interwebs where you are free to express your ideas, voice your opinions and potentially do great things with, whether that is creating new opportunities for yourself, building a business or simply helping others out. It is yours to do whatever you please with – and that, for me, is enough of a reason to start your own blog!
If you’re got any questions about starting your own blog, check out my previous blogging posts or contact me by email!