Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Should I Start a Blog or Not?

Whether you know it or not, blogging can be a time consuming a hobby or even job for some. For some people I guess it's not just as easy as 'Oh I'll get writing' when it comes to blogging. With so many blogs out there now, a common question people ask themselves is 'should I actually start a blog or not?' If you're in that position right now, wondering what to do, here's some tips and questions to answer to help you with the decision.

Do I have a passion for writing?

The first question you really to ask yourselves is do I love writing? Because of course that's what you'll be spending your time doing. It doesn't matter if you can't write in different 'styles' so much but you have to enjoy and have a passion for it. If you don't then blogging is definitely a no. 

Do I know what I want to write about?

The next big thing is a 'genre' if you will for your blog. If you have a major passion and love to write about it then blogging about it will make sense. You'll probably already have blog post ideas and that's definitely a positive thing. 

Don't start a blog just for the sake of it.

If you're starting a blog because you've been told it's a good place to showcase your writing skills... don't! As much as that statement is true, if you don't have a passion for what you're writing about it'll come across in your writing. Don't start a blog without having a clear goal or reason why you're blogging. Also linking back to my last question... have a topic for what you want to write about. In plain words, don't start a blog because you've been told by your school or university or college you need to have one for your course.. because YOU DON'T! 

Am I starting a blog because everyone is or because I genuinely want to?

Probably one of the most important questions to ask... do you actually want to blog? If the answers yes then what are you waiting for?

The key thing with starting a blog is just to do it. Think of a name, find the host - Wordpress, Blogger, Weebly etc, pick you theme and start writing. As I said if you know you've already got some blog post ideas, that's definitely an indication you already want to start your own blog. And so you should.

It is a personal thing and maybe not one to be rushed into because it does take time to plan and draft posts. But if you know you want to start then why are you waiting?

Leave me some links below as I'd love to read some new blogs! :)


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