While blogging was only a way of self-expression and more like a digital diary 20 years ago, it has changed a lot since than.
Today blogging is not solely about you capturing your memories online and sharing your adventures with the world.
There are so many other reasons why you should start a blog.
In this post, I’m going to talk about some blogging statistics and 11 reasons why you should start a blog in 2020.
To the blogging statistics first.
According to statistics in June 2018 more than 4 billion people are using the internet worldwide.
Asia is the leading continent for internet usage.
The number of internet users is constantly growing worldwide.
People want to connect online.
Today there are more than 1,7 billion registered websites and blogs online as of January 2020.
Not only the number of internet users but also the number of new websites and blogs are constantly increasing.
There were 488 million blogs counted from Tumblr alone in January 2020.
The number of bloggers in the USA alone is hit 31,7million in 2020.
Compared to 2014 it’s an increase of 4,3 million bloggers in the USA alone.
Speaking of a worldwide trend we can conclude that as well as the internet users also the number of blogs and bloggers increase worldwide.
But why should YOU start a blog?
TABLE OF CONTENT
- Become an expert
- Help others
- Learn and grow
- Consistency & Accountability
- Time management & Productivity
- Improve your writing skills
- Improve your mindset
- Make it your job
- Earn money with what you love
- Build your asset
1.BECOME AN EXPERT
With blogging, you’ll more likely become an expert in the field of your interest.
You aren’t only receiving information by doing your research on the topic you are interested in.
You take up the information, reproduce what you’ve learned in your own words through your blog posts and teach the principles you’ve learned to your readers.
Through repetition of your chosen topic, you’ll ultimately become better in what you learned what you teach, and over time an expert in the chosen area of your interest.
2. HELP OTHERS
There are tons of people out there who are interested in exactly what you know and in the topics, you can teach them.
With sharing the information on your blog you can help those ppl and give back to society in a meaningful whole-hearted way.
While in the beginning there will be only a few people visiting your website, chances are high that the number of visitors will increase to hundreds and even to thousands of people per day over a short time.
You can inspire, educate and give those people the information who are interested and searching for it.
I remember looking for inspiration as a design student online, for encouragement after a break-up and for information when I decided to go vegan.
For me personally, it was clear very soon that I want to create a blog myself where I can share my knowledge and help people with my knowledge as well.
Who are the people you want and can help?
What can you help them with?
3. LEARN AND GROW
We as human beings want to learn and grow.
It’s engraved in our DNA.
Learning more about the topic you are interested in, growing as a person and helping others with what you have to teach is only 3 of 11 reasons why you should start a blog.
With your blog, you create a platform with your ideas where you can connect with like-minded people and create your own community online.
You can literally connect with people from all around the world through collaborations with like-minded bloggers and through close engagements with your readers.
Meeting your people online and making friends has never been so easy before.
5. CONSISTENCY & ACCOUNTABILITY
You can only help your readers and be successful with blogging if you dedicate your free time to work on it regularly.
Blogging helps you to be consistent with your topic.
It also encourages you holding yourself accountable for producing content steadily.
6. TIME MANAGEMENT & PRODUCTIVITY
You’ll not always have the time or the desire to write a new blog post.
However, if you take it seriously you’ll always find the right tools and techniques to make time so you can make it happen.
Blogging can improve your time management skills, and it can also help you to increase your productivity.
Especially in times when you don’t feel like blogging at all and jump over your shadow you can find ways to get it done.
These newly learned techniques can then help you in all other areas of your life as well.
7. IMPROVE YOUR WRITING SKILLS
Blogging can help you improve your writing skills.
You can become a better writer and you can improve your language skills as well in case you decide to start a blog in a foreign language as I did.
8. IMPROVE YOUR MINDSET
Blogging will push you out of your comfort zone.
Before hitting the publish button on your first blog post probably self-doubt will arise and when you receive your first negative comment or hate email you’ll probably feel crushed.
It’s not a reason to stop doing it but more an opportunity to strengthen the relationship with yourself and to improve your mindset.
9. MAKE IT YOUR JOB
You can make blogging your job.
Back in 2013 when I started my first blog I wasn’t aware of the fact that I can create my own job with blogging and work from anywhere I want to.
It’s not easy to do so but with effort, consistency, and resilience it’s doable.
There are thousands of people online who started as a blogger and turned into an influencer and successful online business owners over a couple of years.
You can start a blog as a foundation for your future business.
10. EARN MONEY WITH WHAT YOU LOVE
There are several ways you can make money blogging and earn some extra cash while you’re doing what you love.
This again won’t happen without a clear plan, strategy and the work, but if you are ready to take the steps it’s doable!
11. BUILD YOUR ASSET
Your blog is and will always be your intellectual property.
You have the copyright to your content and your blog is one of your intangible assets no one can touch or take away from you.
Whether you are choosing to turn your blog into a business or are using your blog as an online business card for your future employers, it’s, either way, a win-win for yourself.
There are plenty of bloggers out there who got approached by companies after they found their blogs and landed a job without even writing a resume.
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