Hello there lovely! Welcome to my blog Growing Daily. I am so excited to have you here! To go along with my last post, My First Two Weeks Blogging: What I Learned, I thought that it might be a good idea to explain why I made the decision to start a blog.
To be honest it has been a long time coming. This actually isn’t the first blog that I have created. Several years ago I started a blog that was, in reality, quite the mess. I was pretty young (I say at the ripe old age of 18) and didn’t realize how much went into a blog. I got overwhelmed and discouraged, and soon I gave up.
However, the idea of having my own blog never truly left my mind. It continued to be something I thought about often. Finally, not to long ago, I decided to bite the bullet and give it another shot. Here are the reasons why I decided it was worth it to try again:
A Creative Outlet
The first and foremost reason that I was drawn to starting my own blog was that is such a good creative outlet. Blogging incorporates basically all of my main hobbies; writing, photography, and design.
Even when I was really little I loved to write. I use to try to write fictional books for websites like Wattpad. Or, I would just write for myself. I quickly realized that writing in that setting just wasn’t for me. I much rather write ramblings about my thoughts, but I still wanted to be able to share my writing with others.
It was kind of the same thing for photography. It has always been something I’ve enjoyed, but I never had a place where I could put my photos to use. Then it occurred to me that I could start a blog. I could put all my skills and hobbies to use with a blog and share it with other people too!
I Loved To Read Other Peoples Blogs
One day I was scrolling through my Pinterest clicking on this post and that post. Then I suddenly realized something. I spend a considerable amount of time reading other peoples blogs, and I love it! Maybe other people would feel the same way about my blog if I started one.
That was honestly what set off my inspiration to start a blog once again. After that I began to research how I should go about starting my blog, what tools I should use, everything I needed to do to make it successful. I also set out on a search for seasoned and highly successful bloggers to see what I could learn from them.
Turns out I had, and still have, a lot to learn.
My Blog Was My Own Creation
One of the biggest things that appealed to me about starting my own blog was just that. It was my own. My blog would be my very own creation–something I could fully control and customize to my liking. It would be all mine and it was something I could be proud of.
I think the reason that I have so much confidence in this blog is because I have so much love for it. When I decided to start a blog it was a decision I made for me, so that I could do the things that I loved to do.
Like anything, I think it is important you are doing things for the right reason. If you start something with the mindset “i have to do this so i can get rich’ it is most likely going to fail. Passion = success in one way or another. That success might be happiness, it might be a business that’s earning money, or it could be something entirely different for you.
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing you will be successful.”Albert Schweitzer
A Place To Talk
For me, blogging is almost therapeutic in a sense. Like I mentioned earlier, I have been writing in one way or another for a very long time. Writing actual full fictional stories wasn’t my favorite thing.
What I do love to do is just write what I am thinking and write about my own personal experiences. ( Read about my experience with my Covid-19 scare.) Sometimes it can feel like no one cares about that sort of thing. No one wants to hear what you’re thinking or about your life, but after giving it more thought I realized that was dumb thinking for two reasons.
- Who cares? That is the beauty of your blog, it’s yours and you can put on it what you want.
- Of course you want other people to enjoy your content and that’s reasonable. I thought about how I really enjoyed reading other bloggers content that is similar to mine. If I enjoy reading that kind of content, than there are other people out there who do to.
My Blog Could Potentially Become a Side Job
Making money off my blog was truly not one of my primary motivating factors. But I would be lying if I said I didn’t want to make my blog profitable. I mean, who doesn’t want to make money doing what they love?
When you begin reading other bloggers experiences you’ll find a lot of success stories and catchy headlines telling you how to make X amount of dollars each month with your blog.
When reading those posts I kept a couple things in mind. One, the success stories are obviously going to be the ones you hear about most, but it doesn’t happen like that for everyone. I knew it would take time, lots of hard work, and patience. The second thing I kept in mind was that it is possible. All those success stories you read are a testament to the fact that you can successfully create a profitable blog that you are proud of.
The Round Up
Those are my main five reasons that motivated me to start a blog! If you are considering starting your own blog I high recommend it. It will take effort and work, that you can be sure of, but in my opinion it is worth it. I hope this post helped you to get to know me and the purpose of my blog a little better!
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What motivates you to blog?
Would you ever start your own blog?
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