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Summarily List of 85+ reasons to start a blog – Part C

And 85+ Others I Discovered – C

 

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C. At the Personal Level

 

Click here to read the whole article 4 Reasons Why I Started My Blog (And 85+ Others I Discovered) – C

 

Some people write blogs to satisfy their individual needs and the corollaries of those needs.

 

  1. It makes you meet new people online and make friends

 

  1. It makes you network with new people, especially other bloggers

 

  1. To add to your insufficient income

 

  1. To lose your worries about your paycheck

 

  1. To lose your worries in retirement or about going on retirement

 

  1. To clear off your debt

 

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Some successful bloggers have recounted how being burdened by debt brought them to blogging to wipe out their financial worries. This is the case of Amanda and others.

 

  1. To save, invest, buy a house or land

 

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19. To have freedom…

These are some of the things building a successful blog allows you the independence to do:

  • …to work from anywhere
  • …to fix flexible working hours
  • …to work at your own pace
  • …to travel around the world
  • …to dedicate more time for yourself
  • …to spend more time with your family

 

  1. To ally talents and hobbies

 

I have covered this in the blog post Exercise Your Talents and Hobbies Blogging on my first blog.

 

  1. To quit unemployment or underemployment

 

Find inspirational stories here

 

  1. To lose your worries about the economy

 

  1. To restore your self-esteem

 

  1. To make household savings

 

  1. To trade being “job” (just over broke) for “yob” (your own business)

 

  1. To avoid being stuck in a dead-end job

 

  1. To avoid being passed over for wage increases or promotions

 

  1. To have job security

 

  1. To avoid embarrassment about talking about your job

 

  1. To avoid your worry about the future in general

 

  1. To satisfy your desire to do better, what steps to take

 

  1. To remake your life

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John Paul Aguiar was on kidney transplant and social dole outs when he became a blogger. Another was laid off on suffering a casualty in the mine. Jon Morrow of smartblogger quit his job in April of 2006 after he was hit by a car going 85 miles an hour and having a disease like SMA  which paralysed him from the neck down. So he can’t use his fingers; he blogs speaking his texts into a microphone.

 

33. To overcome your frustration at seeing others get ahead faster than you do

 

34. To express your thoughts and share your passions

 

35. To have fun and be creative

 

Many people  created a blog simply for fun.

 

It is in this way that some of the top and most interesting blogs were begun just for fun and to give the blogger a creative outlet (See 40 below).

 

  1. It makes you an authority in your industry

You’ve no doubt heard the expression “authority blogs.”

 

37. To unleash your creative side

 

38. To build an online portfolio (Self-promotion as an expert)

 

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This inspiring piece by Leanne Regalla provides an in-depth examination of how 49 creative people use blogging to promote their art.

39. To get published

 

When Theresa Ragan was rejected by traditional publishers for over 100 times over 19 years, she self-published.

Hugh Howey and James Altucher are two other authors who self-published their ways to bestseller stardom, thanks to their large blog audiences.

Hugh MacLeod draws on the backs of business cards, one of which he posts everyday on his blog. He’s inspired hundreds of thousands of artists and helped them live their dreams.

 

40. To stay in touch with others

 

41. To create a record

 

42. It makes you knowledgeable…

 

…as it makes you learn new things

…as it gives you new experiences

… as it can make you acquire valuable new skills

  • … to become an expert at something (Self-branding)
  • …to become authority in your niche

 

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Darren Rowse of Problogger said he didn’t know anything about blogging back in 2002 when he began. But today his blog is an authority in the niche.

 

These ways the blogger learns new things all the time about their areas of interest.

See successful blogging and posting frequency.

 

43. To take up a challenge…

 

  • to interact with readers and the community
  • …to discover self

…to think clearly and deeply

  • …to turn jumbled ideas into a coherent whole
  • …to make you have confidence in yourself

• …to be very observant

  • …to be regular

 

44. It builds you an audience

 

45. To change your life

 

46. It lands you speaking engagement

 

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In his book, Choose Yourself James Altucher talks about how he landed well over 100 speaking engagements in 9 years thanks to his blog and books. These brought him over $1 million and made him impact hundreds of thousands of lives.

 

47. It gets you consulting deals

The fame Neil Patel built through his blog made him land juicy consulting deals with big companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Ebay, NBC, GM, HP, TechCrunch and Viacom. For some of the consulting deals, Neil was paid as high as $5,000 per hour!

 

48. It brings you freelance writing gigs

This is the case of Carol Tice. This Seattle-based freelance writer has built a thriving 6-figure freelance writing career, while teaching others.

The same is true of Bamidele Onibalusi, a Nigerian, resident in Nigeria, who makes thousands of dollars monthly freelance writing.

 

  1. It can validate your expertise…

• …to replace your resume

 

That’s what Seth Godin thinks. “If you’re remarkable, amazing or just plain spectacular, you probably shouldn’t have a resume at all,” he says.

  • to be your new tool to be hired

 

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To see how a blog can make your resume stand out from the pack, click this inspiring story. It concerns a blogger whose blog brought her a dream job brought her by an employer on a silver platter.

 

A recruiter called another blogger, Dan, out of the blue to offer him a very good position at a great firm.

 

50. It can make you happy

 

51. To ease your suffering

 

This may be what 17-year-old Alice suffering from cancer sought to do with Alice’s Bucket List.

 

52. To document your life

 

The Great Nigerian novelist, Chinua Achebe, of Things Fall Apart fame put it succinctly in an interview with The Paris Review: “…I was introduced to the danger of not having your own stories. There is that great proverb — that until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter… Once I realized that, I had to be a writer. I had to be that historian… so that the story of the hunt will also reflect the agony, the travail — the bravery, even, of the lions.”

 

53. It makes you stand out

 

In Why Blog? Should I Start a Blog? 34 Reasons You Should,   blogger Abdullahi writes “only 1 percent of Internet users produce the content online. The remaining 99 percent? They just consume.”

 

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54. It can immortalize you

 

55. It will make you live a more intentional life

 

56. It will make you adopt healthier life habits

 

57. It will help you develop a reflex for meaningful details

 

58. It will make you more tolerant of others’ opinions

 

59. It will make you known and you’ll be happy to be so

 

60. It will allow you to make recommendations

 

61. It gives you quite a rush with positive comments

 

62. To build authority as a springboard to other goals

 

One of the sub reasons of N° 42.

 

63. To boost your success on social networks

In 18 Compelling Reasons to Start a Blog Today (and Some Massive Success Stories), Muhammed Abdullahi Tosin argues that while many people think that social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook are excellent for raising the profile of a blog, the opposite is rather true.

 

64. To create content constantly

 

65. It will enable you share content on social media

 

66. It will embolden you

 

67. It will make you find your authentic voice

 

68. To escape the pressures of corporate life

 

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This is thecase of Joshua Fields Millburn and Susie Romans

 

69. To tell a story your very own way

 

70. It enables you to document and review your online journey

 

For example, I have written a similar blog post why do people blog  and 85 reasons why people blog before. But what I wrote then pales a lot in comparison to this. A few years from now I may again have to update this.

 

71. It enables you to create your own PR tool

 

72. It can reduce stress

 

This one is from Abdullahi in 18 Compelling Reasons to Start a Blog Today (and Some Massive Success Stories)

 

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We will now go to part D to see a list of commercial activity reasons why other people decided to blog or continued to do so.

 

Meanwhile, do you have any other individual needs and the corollaries of those needs why people create blogs? You’re warmly welcome to do in the box below. Thank you.

 

Akoli

Your personal guide to securing your future online

           

 

Interested in reading the whole article? Click 4 Reasons Why I Started My Blog (And 85+ Others I Discovered) – C

 

 

Click here to go to part D

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