I started a blog less than three weeks ago. Before beginning my blogging journey, I watched famous YouTubers and read plenty of books. What I noticed is that every blogger I came across was focused on the monetary value a blog can bring you. This is an awesome thing. Don’t get me wrong! Who wouldn’t want to make money from their blog?
However, what if you’re not quite famous yet. It’s a long road and not an easy journey either. It takes discipline, motivation, and sometimes a bit of passion to fuel the blog you started.
Can blogging help you achieve your goals? You’re probably wondering how blogging can help you achieve your goals. You hear about blogging all the time. There are famous bloggers who make a career from their blogs. While money is a great motivational tool to start a blog, there are other benefits to starting a blog even if you don’t make any money doing it.
There are plenty of articles out there that give you an outline of how you can make a good living on your blog. However, what they don’t stress is the process. Blogging isn’t an instant success story. It can take months or even years for it to be monetized. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean you should give up. Blogging has its uses that are outside monetary advantages.
Blogging Keeps You On Track
It’s a great way to keep you on track. I didn’t realize how great blogging was for me until I actually started to put time into it. Whenever I’d write about a particular subject, I found that it kept me motivated to keep going. You can see that blogging isn’t just for making money.
It has other practical uses that are useful and rewarding. For example, let’s say that you have a goal in mind that you want to achieve. When you start a blog, use your blog to write down exactly what your goals are.
I am a firm believer of if you can see it you can reach it. Your blog is almost like a daily journal that provides useful information to other people who may be going through the same experience.
A blog records a timeframe for what you are trying to accomplish. You should consider each day an opportunity to get a little closer to the goal you want to reach.
It Keeps You Up to Date
It’s basically like writing a research paper except your presenting it to an audience. You make the topics you learn interesting and fun for others who are searching. Your blog keeps track of your progress and it keeps you informed. Before I decide to write a blog post, I research trending topics and areas that I am interested in writing in.
In turn, this helps me stay up-to-date with the topics I am interested in writing about. You can find the same results. Your learning and adding value to yourself by presenting it to other people in a way that you understand. Perspective is everything. As you work towards your goal, your blog can keep track of your progress.
It may not seem like a big deal. You’ll see that over time your knowledge on particular topics grows and this can be very useful in both discussions or your career growth.
Gathering Personal Support
Whether it’s one person or one million, the important part is that your support. This is probably one of the best parts of blogging. The hardest part is being patient enough for people to find your blog and support you. Your blog should be used as a support mechanism.
What I noticed is that people tend to be very supportive if you’re consistent with yourself. Most online diary communities allow members to leave notes to the blog writer. A few friendly words can go a long way.
As you share yourself with the world, you may be surprised by the amount of advice and positive reinforcement you receive from people who read your blog.