Why you need to start a blog
Many of us may have heard it. “Blogging is dead.” But is it really?
With the rise of social media platforms like Instagram, Pinterest and people tuning in more to podcasts, you might be asking yourself “What’s the point of blogging? Is it even really worth it to start a blog?”
While the decision of whether or not to start a blog is entirely personal, I’m sharing my top 5 reasons why I love blogging and believe it’s an essential part of any online business!
You own your blog
As much as I love spending time posting photos on Instagram, I don’t own my Instagram page. And with the dreaded changes in algorithms and funky things that go on, (hello people losing thousands of followers or having their accounts deleted!) you can never be sure of what the future will look like for these platforms. When you have a blog, you own your domain. You have your own space online and you have MUCH more control over it.
Your content is evergreen
One amazing thing about sharing blog posts is that much of the content you share is evergreen. Meaning the content will live longer. People will always continuously be searching for chia pudding recipes, meal planning guides, and self-care tips. And when they do, you’re content will be there to serve them.
You’ll have a much bigger audience
In 2010, there were 7 billion people on earth. Of that population, 26% were online. By the year 2020, there will be 7.8 billion people on earth and experts are estimating that virtually 100% of the population will be online. (source) To put this in perspective, that’s 3-5 billion more people online. That’s a wholeeee lotta people to serve! By having a blog you’ll have the opportunity to reach a MUCH broader audience with your content!
You can help others
There’s nothing more gratifying than having the opportunity to help others. Whether you blog about wellness tips, sharing your recipes, or offering travel guides, whatever you choose to share on your blog you have the opportunity to help serve others with free content. I mean, how awesome is that? Seeing people make my recipes and tell me how it helped them out with new dinner inspo, or helped them eat healthier, or helped them reach their weight-loss goals is the real driving force behind why I love blogging.
You can create a life you love
Goodbye 9-5, hello fabulous! With time, dedication and effort, blogging can become a full-time career and you can generate revenue beyond your wildest dreams. While it takes A LOT of work, I’m here to tell you that it is 100% possible to create a full-time job as a blogger and wake up every day doing what you love.
Alright gang, now it’s time to plan! If you’re interested in starting a blog make sure to check out my guide on how to start a food blog (applicable for any blog) to get started.
Oh how I love love love all the reasons you’ve given. Especially the bye 9-5 hours. I have been working at internship from 9-5:30 and all it did was make me gain weight (lol sitting for 8,5 hours is NOT my choice) and also it’s so demotivating. I hope my blog will be just as beautiful as yours, when I put in the work and effort it needs. XX
Hi Jillian, glad you found this article helpful! My advice is to keep putting your energy and focus on your blog and you can make it happen. I’m rooting for you!
jess, I really… really would love to turn my 15 years of bartending experience in such business, I admire you and I follow you, you are an example! sometimes the time is not enough to give me opportunity to be so productive! I am very interested in how you did quit your job and became so successful in your business today! could you write about it?? thank you 🙂 Dom & Marcy
Hi Domenico and Marcy! That would be an amazing idea! I can imagine a wonderful recipe sharing drink recipes and tips on how to make proper drinks!
Love all these reasons, Jess!! You’re so right 🙂