Why I’m blogging? This is one of the questions I’ve asked myself a couple time in the last year of the blog and when I’ve restarted blogging in the end of February 2017.
At First, in 2016, I was looking to make a lot of money fast from working from home on the blog and I was looking at my stats every hour. I thought that would be easy and would bring a lot of money without working. That was a mistake and when I saw that, I stopped blogging in July 2016 and I was so demotivated. Now that I’m back blogging, there’s some reason why I’m starting again.
1. Learning to write
I’m more looking to write articles that I want to share with my readers and I want to learn to write better in the Shakespeare language. I’m a french Canadian so writing in English is kind of difficult since it’s a second language, but it’s an important one. I wish I had practiced it more when I was at school. I can write it but oh my-my I couldn’t do a podcast in English or speaking at an event. The writing part becomes easier the more I practice. Do I write a post in 15 minutes? No, I need a lot of writing session and editing session to make it better and make something that I can post online. Are they perfect? No, with the time I guess I will have to read the old one to edit them to make them better. But when I see my stat and get some comment, I’m so happy that someone read that it that motivate me to continue writing, learning and post more.
2. Blogging is sharing
I think everybody should start a blog and share their experience on a subject they like. Since I love personal finance and investing, I started this blog to share some of the things on my minds. I like to try to have my thought and my personal touch on my thing. I see that like a person who talks to a conference. You can see the same topic two times but the person who talks will make the difference. Everybody have something to share that will interest someone else. It can look stupid to you, but someone can love reading what you write with your perspective and hate how someone else wrote the same information or experience. Who knows, you could be the next top blogger!
One more reason why I’m running this is that I can’t really talk about my finance with others in real life so I do it anonymously on this blog. People can become jealous or act weird after you talk about your goal, strategies or your finance numbers. I also love reading about other financial blogger and interact with them on their own blog or on twitter. I love learning from these interactions and how they make their choices, investments, goals, etc.
It makes me accountable for my goal that I’ve posted and how my finance is doing. I want to show the world how I good I am and how good are my finance. I am not that good but it makes you accountable when you share it with others. When you see that you will not achieve your goal by the next update, you try everything you can to try to make it happen instead of letting the goal go and not even care about it. Also, if a goal is not achieved, it’s good to write on why you didn’t accomplish it and it make you realize the error you’ve made.
5. Organize my idea
To write in a blog, your idea needs to be organized in a way that your audience will understand what you wrote. Since your getting your idea out of your head, it helps you to organize them. Most of the time, in my head, I have too much idea to have them organize. Once it’s written, you can see how you can improve them or which one are really bad. I’ve written some idea in a draft and once it was out, I couldn’t even think it was a good one in my head. So I’ve deleted them.
6. I’m getting more confidence
Since I’m a pure introvert like a lot of the tech guy in this world, I find that blogging really helps to build some confidence to get out of this introvert zone. Every post you do is going out to a lot of potential readers and it’s something that I can’t do in real life. In real life, you would need to speak at some event to get the same audience and for this, you need to be extrovert and have some confidence in what you will talk about. Blogging brings the last part of that. It really brings confidence when you see other sharing your post and comment on it.
Blogging is challenging. It’s easy to start a blog, but if you want to make it growth you need to challenge yourself to write more and write better stuff. You always need to find new subject, new marketing idea, interact with the community, SEO, etc. You really need to learn a lot of the technical aspect of a website, if you want your blog to growth a lot else you can pay someone to optimize it and coach you. Also, I’ve set some goal for the blog and to accomplish them I need to learn new things and keep posting new content. They are challenging but it’s important to keep the motivation you had when you started your blog. Without challenging goal, I find that blogging start to be boring.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these reason why I’m blogging and maybe it will make you start your own blog and share your own content :-). The more content we have on the internet the more we can learn. why are you blogging?
Bloggers: why are you blogging?
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