Why do you blog? Everyone blogs for a different reason. Some want to express their ideas, some share family events or homeschooling insights, some blog their business, some blog for the attention it brings. While blogging can be time consuming and sometimes frustrating, it does bring many benefits to the blogger.
Let’s explore some of the many varied benefits. Don’t be surprised by the wow syndrome…“Wow! I never realized that benefit before.”
Blogging is great mental therapy. It stretches your mind in directions you never thought about going. When you feel down, read the great comments your readers leave.
- Improved Writing Skills
Because you care about what your readers are reading, your writing skills are shapened. You find your writing style as your grammar and punctuation also improve along the journey.
- Increased Credibility
If your blog posts are well-written, well-researched, documented and informative, your credibility is boosted within your circles as you become “the one to read”.
- Community Builder
Business blogs and/or personal blogs allow you to share your expertise and knowledge with a larger audience. You build friendships with other bloggers.
- SEO Guru
Search engine marketing has the lowest cost-per-lead and the highest return on investment. Business bloggers are achieving top search engine rankings because search engines rank based on link popularity and easy to index regular content among other factors.
- Cost Effective
Blogging is a low-cost alternative to having a web presence. For small business owners without the time to learn web html or the money to hire a designer/developer, blogging offers an inexpensive method to get your company’s name out on the Internet.
- Knowledge Growth
As you grow your blog, your knowledge base increases and you become an expert in your field. This growth brings more and more subscribers, and you become well known on the information highway.
- Research Genius
Writing informative posts that others want to read usually requires reasearch. As you continue to write, your research skills grow and become habit.
- Earning Potential
A lot of research, time, energy and effort go into making blogging earn you a decent income, but it is doable.
- Strengthens You
Not everyone leaves nice comments. You soon learn to humbly accept criticism and move on taking what you can from it.
Did you find any “wow” benefits? One awesome benefit we want to make available to you today is a free introductory blogging course. Keep writing and you will achieve more benefits than you can count.