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Blogging is becoming more and more popular everyday as the Internet takes over almost all of our daily activities.

From shopping to booking hotel accommodation, over 50% of the world population surf the internet every minutes and this may be why you should consider setting up your business website or start blogging.

Should I start a blog or put my small business on the internet? Do I really need a blog and what would I be doing with it? Take a look at this list to help you make decision whether you should start blogging or not.

#1). To Express Your Thoughts And Opinions

You have something to say, and blogs provide a place to say it and be heard. At times, what you have to say may not even make sense to yourself, but bear in mind that since more than a billion people surf the internet daily, there is a possibility that someone somewhere might find what you have to say interesting and probably make sense out of it.

#2). To Market Or Promote Something

Blogging offers you a great chance to market or promote yourself or your business, products or services. With the advent of social network websites such as Twitter, Facebook etc, having your own blog or website will help not only to promote yourself or your business, it will also help you reach out to millions of people out there that might be interesting in whatever you are doing.

#3). To Help People

Blogging is good, start your own, stop wasting your time on Facebook!You can set up a blog in order to help or teach people something.

There are lots of blogs out there that are specifically set up to offer helps and tutorials on how to do something or you might just want to share your experience with other people.

Many blogs are written to help people who may be going through similar situations that the blogger has experienced, and examples of this are parenting and health-related blogs.

#4). To Establish Yourself As An Expert

Blogs are wonderful tools to help bloggers establish themselves as experts in a field or topic. For example, if you’re trying to get a job in a specific field or hoping to publish a book on a specific topic, blogging can help legitimize your expertise and expand your online presence and platform.

#5). To Connect With People Like You

There are quite lots of people out there that share same interests like you and by blogging about your interests, you stand a better chance of meeting like-minded people. Starting a blog can help you find those people and share your opinions and thoughts.

#6). To Make A Difference

Many blogs are issue-based meaning the blogger is trying to provide information to sway people’s thinking in a certain direction. Many political blogs and social issues blogs are written by bloggers who are trying to make a difference in their own ways.

#7). To Stay Active Or Knowledgeable In A Field Or Topic

Since successful blogging is partially dependent on posting frequency and providing updated, fresh information, it’s a perfect way to help a blogger stay abreast of the events in a specific field or topic.

#8). To Stay Connected With Friends And Family

The world has shrunk since the Internet has become more accessible. Blogs provide a simple way for family and friends to stay connected from different parts of the world by sharing stories, photos, videos and more.

#9). To Make Money

It’s important to point out that most bloggers don’t make a lot of money blogging, but the potential does exist to generate revenue from your blog with hard work and commitment. There are many bloggers who bring in big bucks at the end of the month. With patience and practice, you can make money through advertising and other income-generating activities on your blog.

#10). To Have Fun And Be Creative

Many people start a blog simply for fun. Perhaps a blogger is a fan of a particular actor or loves knitting and wants to share that passion through a blog. One of the most important keys to successful blogging is having a passion about your blog’s topic, so you can write prolifically about it. Some of the best and most interesting blogs started out as blogs that were written just for fun and to give the blogger a creative outlet.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Apart from the monetary benefits of having a blog, I think your point 7 is one of my top reasons for blogging because I always want to refresh my knowledge on a certain topics. Thanks for putting this up anyway

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