I’ve always been passionate about blogging because it can change your life. Through blogging, many people have been able to find their own voice and provide people with so much value. Blogging is how information and solutions are delivered from one person to another. I started in this game years ago and because of this have learned a lot. I have been able to see a pattern develop which is amazing because I can now look back and see how blogging has inspired me. I want to share a few thoughts with you today so it will help you keep pushing forward as time goes on. You’ll soon realize how blogging will be give you a voice and how it will allow you to tell your story. It’s amazing what it has done for me. With that said, I want to talk about what I’ve learned over the years so you know what to look out for over the years.
Let’s get started and your feedback will be appreciated below in the comment box. So, here’s what blogging has done for me and I hope it will be able to do the same for you too.
Tell Your Message
This is the number one reason why people choose to blog and love doing it. It’s a way to get your point across and tell your side of the story. It’s a way for you to show people your expertise and how well you know and topic or subject. Before blogging, getting your point across was tough and would take years of hard work. But, things have changed and with social media (which we’ll discuss later), you can start to build momentum quickly. I guess blogging in some way allows everyone to feel special because they can showcase what they know. I love being able to write about the case studies I’ve performed and putting together how-to guides showcasing a solution to problem many are having. For this I love blogging because it has allowed me to streamline the entire process quickly.
When you start blogging, you’ll see how It allows you to build your ow identity and brand.
Blogging inspires me because it allows me to build my own brand and identity. Everyone loves to have their own identity because it represents something important to them. It allows someone to get their name out there especially when you can register a domain name with your actual name. This was never allowed before but now it is so people are taking advantage of it. Through branding, many of the popular brands like Coca-Cola and others have done very well. This just shows with the right marketing, you can build something special. You can build something that connects you with the right people. You can build something that provides people with a solution with otherwise would not be possible.
Another thing that inspires me about blogging is that it allows me to connect with others. It allows me to meet people who can help me get noticed and do well online. Typically, this is a very hard process but over the years has become very easy. For example, before you would need to meet someone face to face to talk about a product, service or even content writing. Now it can be done within a few minutes and a simple email message is all it takes. To showcase your work, you need simply forward the person you are reaching out to your website. That’ all. I’ve been inspired by blogging mainly because it allows me to reach out to people within a few minutes. At one point, this would have taken years and/or months.
Networking has allowed me to build my business even more quickly and this I’m grateful for. Without this, I don’t know if I would be able to get my message out to those I care about or who need my help.
Gives You a Voice
It’s one thing building your brand and an identity, but you have a voice through blogging. You have a voice which allows you to be different. You have the ability to represent something special which otherwise would have been impossible years back. I’m grateful it’s much easier now because I don’t think I had the fight in me to keep going for several years. Anyway, blogging inspires me mainly because it gives me my own voice and for this I’m very lucky.
It’s a Business
You know how hard it is to survive in a weak economy? I know because I have been jobless before and know how it feels to make no money at all. However, blogging has allowed me to earn a decent money or is given me at least a chance. Since blogging is so big, you can find work either promoting products on your own or writing for someone else. In the beginning (and still do) I was able to earn income helping others making some money on the side. But, when this wasn’t good enough I decided to start my own blog. I read how others were doing so well making money on the side through their blogs that I needed to give it a try. I’m inspired because maybe blogging will allow me to break free and not rely on others to pay my bills. The worse feeling is working for years for someone else only to find out you are no longer needed. I’m inspired by blogging because when you have your own business, no one can tell you no. You have complete control and security. It’s an amazing feeling.
Let’s not hide around and say it the way it is. When people find a solution online they get happy. Gone are the days where you need to hire someone to find a solution, and welcome DIY (do-it-yourself). This has become bigger ever since the message you are trying to portray can meet the corners of the earth within a few seconds. You can create videos, infographics and guides for people to follow. This inspires me because I get a chance to see people happy and I love it. Many don’t know how much this means to me but this is one reason I decided to start my own blog.
Unlike a brick or mortar business, blogging doesn’t cost that much and I’ve started a website for around $50.00. That’s amazing…right? I remember years back for you to start a business would cost $250.000 dollars plus more. It was insane which is why many people rank away when they saw these kinds of numbers. However, things have now changed and a blog can be started for a few dollars. Not only that, you can start one for a few dollars but provide enormous value. Let’s do the math…
a) Buying a domain will cost you no more than $9.99. This is for the year and after it will be $14.99 per year. This is like buying a brand name which normally people pay hundreds of thousands of dollars. You can register almost any domain name as long as it’s available.
b) Hosting is required to allow people to see your website. These days hosting is very cheap not costing anymore then $29.99 per year. It’s amazing how much this price has dropped especially when it would cost thousands of dollars per year at one point. With technological advances, things are dropping which is inspiring people to start their own blog.
c) Marketing doesn’t even have to be included because Google is very good at indexing your website. This means you can have enormous free traffic land on your website without you paying a dime for it. Imagine is you had a physical location? Think about how much money it would cost for you to launch a marketing campaign to drive people to your business. This cost would have been enormous However, Google has allowed for free traffic to come to your website through indexing.
It’s inspiring to know that you can start your website with a few dollars. This means anyone can build a site and make money from it.
Blogging over the years has inspired me a lot. It has shown me that starting something on my own can and will be prosperous. At one point this was completely impossible and this was years back. Blogging has allowed me to build my own identity and my own brand. It has allowed me to start a business which years ago would not be possible. It has allowed me to make people happy by writing content which solves a common problem within their niche.
Anyways, be inspired to start your blog and know you will be changing a lot of lives at the same time. You’ll be adding quality which is very hard to find these days. Be inspired to make people happy. Be inspired my friend.