Blogging. Blogging. Blogging. This is what I talk about all the time. But did you ever think that why am I so crazy about blogging? Why did I even start with blogging at first place? Why do I spend most of my time working on my blog? Why I cannot think about anything else but blogging?
Yes, blogging is like an obsession to me. But do you know why it is? Do you know why bloggers love their profession? Here are the benefits of blogging which would force you to give a serious thought about opting for this profession.
1.Personal Brand: Whether you blog about technology, fashion or movies, the first thing that happens to you is personal branding. This might be an unusual word for you but the people who are in corporate profession know how important this is. Building your personal brand is important not only to the big entrepreneurs or business tycoons but also to normal people like us. Once you have a good personal branding, no task or project is going to be difficult to tap.
2.Networking: After I stepped into blogging, I made more than 100 new contacts in just six months and the best part – all of those contacts were quality contacts. I got to interact with the experts as well as beginners of the industry and since then, the kind of opportunities I have been getting my hands on have been numerous.
3.Personal Development: Do you know why employ-ability of people with good degrees is less in India? Because in this country, people don’t really bother themselves to focus on their personal development. Scores in regular exams matter more than knowledge. People just don’t work on their employ-ability. They just don’t work on themselves, more because they never get to realize what they need to work on and how they need to work on it. But once you start blogging, you would be able to pin point each of your negative point and improve it.
4.Discover your passion: Welcome to the club! Most of us are still trying to figure out what our passion actually is. We are just figuring out about what we dream of. I have been a part of this passionless crew. I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life until I started blogging. And now, what I want to do with my life is not blogging. So, did you get it? It isn’t necessary that if you become a blogger, your passion would be blogging. It hasn’t been so in my case. Blogging is just a tool to help you discover your passion.
5.Money: Bazzinga! You can earn money from blogging, a lot of money. It isn’t that easy but it is certainly a better way to make money than to work on a 9 to 5 boring eventless job.
6.Fame and recognition: Don’t you know who I am? Had I not been a blogger, you won’t even know my name. Right? This is the impact. You get new contacts and people recognize you in your field.
7.Confidence: The confidence you see in me now, it wasn’t there before. I couldn’t write so well, I couldn’t speak so well and I could definitely not express myself so well but since the time I have started blogging, I have been improving. You can too. Blogging is an awesome way to achieve self confidence.
8.Self control: I cannot tell you how frustrated I used to get when people just read my articles and don’t even bother to leave a comment. It felt like I was talking to the wall. Then there were people who would leave stupid comments which were even more irritating. And I had never been able to deal with any person who sounded irritating to me. But now I do. Every single day I check the spam comments folder and try to reply to comments as nicely as possible. If you ask me one thing that I am proud of having achieved because of blogging, that is some amount of self control.
9.Be different: Who doesn’t want to be different? Those little moments of fame are priceless. And blogging gives you that. Yes, it does.
10.Time Management: Do you think it is all about writing articles? It includes doing keyword research, coming up with ideas, posting, marketing, networking and so on. And doing all of this requires time and managing to do this stuff while pursuing a degree isn’t easy. But if you try to do it, you would learn time management for there is no better way to learn this skill but through experience and application.
11.Enhance your knowledge: You cannot even imagine what an enormous resource of knowledge you would become once you become a blogger. Try it!
Blogging isn’t easy but if you do it, you are definitely going to have an easy life. Remember, these are just few benefits of blogging that I could talk of, there are many more. And I leave the task of listing them here to you. Do it!
Great tips! I love being a blogger and I think I really have a chance in this ‘blogging world’. Although sometimes blogging feels like talking to yourself, it isn’t. Every post is a new challenge.
Everyone has a chance in the blogging world. All you need is passion and efforts and I’m sure you will do it. good luck 🙂
The all 11 points you have described are really important. For a newbie who wants to start his/her career in blogging must read these points. To be a good blogger you must think out of box.
Hey Gurvi, yep a newbie must read these points. Even the people who are not sure if they want to get into blogging should get hold of these points and begin.
And Tuhin’s comment made me realize that this post can also be helpful to rebuild the lost enthusiasm in many. Thank you tuhin 🙂
Thank you Gurvi. 🙂
Hey tuhin, I am glad that this was of some help to you. And hectic schedule is a problem that is common for both of us. Let me give you the secret which helped me to overcome this – IF you love it, you’ll do it.
Just remind yourself that you love blogging and magically, you would get time to blog. Try it!
Great points there! Personal development and satisfaction could probably top the list there. Every time you write a good blog post it is such an incredible feeling of adding some value to the mighty internet while getting a chance to share your knowledge with others.
Its certainly not easy but a great tool to learn much closer to what you absolutely love. This is why everyone should blog about what they love and not for money and fame.
I personally made a blogspot blog in 2012, and I did nothing but taught people what I loved. I blogged for a month or two barely made about 30 posts and I still get thousands of visitors a month. I know its evil to leave a blog like that lol. But after 2 years of absolutely no posting and 50,000 viewers I am back with a new one.
Hello Navneet, Thank you for sharing such beautiful posts. I loved your perspective. Awesome!
Personal branding is the biggest benefit from blogging because if peoples know you on the net then you are recongnizable person.
True. But then there are different kinds of people.. Some people do it better offline. But for student who look for working in MNCs or entrepreneurship… this applies 100%
Blogging has proved to be one of the top most professions in the world.
When I started 3 years back, everyone was against me. They thought that I am doing something wrong with my life and I am going to ruin my career.
But with time, I have not only build my personal brand but making decent money online as well.
Manpreet, you have explained all the benefits of becoming a bloggers very well. This is a profession where you get many eggs in a single basket.
Thanks for this thoughtful post.
Thank you Kulwant. Though the blogging world has changed but the attitude of people towards persons like me who also want to pursue blogging as their career still stays the same. I have been facing a lot of hatred too for people think it is a crazy idea to leave all the job offers I have and go for this career.
But still, I have adopted the policy of ignorance for now. 🙂
What a mind blowing points you have written specially “Personality Development” point. I am teacher and i was teaching in Engineering COllege ..There i used to see that students only want to clear their subjects and want to get gud marks…thats it if you u talk about Knowledge it was zero .A final year student cant make a Power supply dis is wat i have seen in punjab colleges … I really appreciate your work dear and love ur blogs . God bless u
I completely understand what you saw. Being an engineering student, I know what we really did in college. I think that comes from both sides. Only few teachers actually want to teach students. Rest consider it as a money making profession. And only few students want to study and become an engineer. Rest just want a degree to show off.
Thank you. It is great to see that you loved my work. You actually made my day with this comment of yours. 🙂
I agree with ur point and one more thing i love about u is that the way u reply to every post … This really means alot for dose who comment on ur site … good luck dear …
That comes out of the fact that the comments mean a lot for me. Without anyone commenting here.. it would feel like I am talking to a wall. They make me believe that I am trying to reach real people.
And when comments involve appreciation like yours have.. it becomes more important to reply. Who doesn’t like being appreciated? Right? 🙂
Manpreet Kaur, your issue about self-control really makes sense! sometimes I also feel like talking to the wall. Thanks for the post!
This is one of the most sensible articles I have read !