On Blogging: Why?

blogingWhy? Why blog? Why choose to spend a lot of time writing down words so people from all over the world read them?

Answer?

The exchange of information, opinions, and (sometimes) funny pictures. Maybe that’s why you should try to remember, at least from time to time, that there’s one thing all other blogs lack. And it’s you. Your opinions, your ideas, your voice. If you write like yourself, you’ll be successful. There’s no reason for me to think otherwise.

Truth be told, we can spend a lot of time dissecting and analyzing how blogging works, or how it should work, but the thing is that if you’re passionate about it, if you’re enjoying yourself, you’re doing fine. Both as a blogger and as a participant on other people’s blogs.

Never forget that you are adding something. Your words get to be read by people, and some might read them when they need them the most. Who knows?

You should never forget that you’re asking for people’s time (and money sometimes). Give them something in return, offer them valuable information, crucial insight, and be as genuine as you can.

Don’t hide behind a virtual wall.

Whether you earn money or not, blogging is a sort of business. You have to invest something if you want to get something in return. Yeah, it might not be money, but you’re still investing time. You know, the time you spend writing, the time you spend replying to comments, or the time you spend choosing a nice theme for your blog.

I’d say success isn’t measured by how many visitors or followers you have, or how many comments you receive. Success is measured by how content and proud you are with your blog. If you feel you’re doing something right, don’t stop. No matter how hard it gets.

So… why blog?

Because you can. Because it’s fun. Because you get to meet people from all over the world. Because your words can have an impact.

And ultimately, because it helps you grow as a person, while helping others do the same.

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21 comments on “On Blogging: Why?

  1. Pedro says:

    Just wow! Honestly, it made me cry a little bit. Thank you!

  2. Yibo Wang says:

    What an inspiring post Cristian! I’ve also found one of the best ways to learn something is to write a short 5 min blog article about it.

  3. Pedro says:

    It motivates me more. Thank you for reminding that I should be proud of my blog. God bless you.

  4. cyranny says:

    A wise reminder ;) Thank you for sharing your thoughts! xx

  5. Thanks for this post. I read it at the right time. I needed it ☺

  6. StephJ says:

    Love this post!

  7. angela83f says:

    Thank you! Sometimes I procrastinate from writing blog entries because I think surely no one else is interested in what I have to say. But why not do it for the fun of it? Good article!

  8. I needed this post today. Your right, your blog isn’t judged by how many likes,follows and comments you get. It’s judged by you your writing and how you feel about it. Own it be proud of it.

  9. Sylvia Jo says:

    I wish there was a ❤️ button.
    Learning, the need to make a consistent habit of writing, and sharing life’s insights or funny stories is why I started. Can’t lose sight of that

  10. These sound like really good reasons to blog! Thank you for your inspiration. I am a new reader and follower of your blog.

  11. catj35 says:

    This is a nice reminder for all bloggers, especially, new bloggers. Be proud!
    catj35

  12. 91coffeegirl says:

    Awesome post 😊 blogging – read and have fun, learn and have fun , write and have fun 😊 thank you for inspiring 😊

  13. Kaliova says:

    I agree with everything you wrote. And I like how you said that one of the exciting things about blogging is that we get to meet people from around the world.

  14. Stephanie says:

    I really appreciate this post, especially as someone who is relatively new to blogging and still feels a bit insecure about it. Thanks!

  15. Encouraging words for those of us who just joined the blogging world. Thank you

  16. J.B. says:

    Yes! Thank you for this!

  17. Because you get to learn and explore.

  18. This is so encouraging, thank you.

  19. Darie.T says:

    Love this very motivation and supporting ! Blog because you love it!

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