Why you should start a blog
May 10, 2020 - 2 min read
Starting a blog is a wonderful idea, and it's a challenging one too. If you take a look around on the internet, you will find a lot of people write and publish often, and sometimes it seems like they do it effortlessly. But the truth is that you only need to have clear motivations and goals to guide you through the journey.
In order to motivate those considering starting a blog, and to remind myself why this is important, I would love to explore the main reasons why you should start blogging to get a chance to make your place in this overwhelmed virtual world.
Keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list :
Deepen your knowledge
By doing so, you deepen your knowledge. There is an excellent quote by Joseph Joubert regarding teaching others :
To teach is to learn twice.
Trying to share your knowledge and skills, will motivate you to master the subject on hand and to refine your thoughts.
People might comment to correct some of your thoughts, just keep in mind that they are helping you succeed and learn together and not to bring you down.
Give back to the community
Another great thing is that you help other people. we save a lot of time googling and searching answers on Stack Overflow.
Wring about your findings and how you solved your problems will help others, and probably the future you once you face the same issue.
Learn new skills
Writing code is not your only job as a developer. You have to document your code and write emails and a lots of other stuff like that. So writing blog posts is a great way to improve those skills. blogging should be considered a learning experience, and when people learn, they grow and feel fulfilled and more happy.
On the technical side, If you chose to build your blog from scratch as I did, you will get the chance to learn new skills as well, which I will cover in the next blog post.
Build your online brand
Blogging is an excellent way to market yourself. It means that you open the door for more opportunities. On a personal side, it will help you build your career. On the business side, it helps building an audience for upcoming eBooks or Apps.
Increase in self confidence
One of the benefits of blogging, is to build self confidence. by posting about topics that trigger engaging comments and exchanging thoughts about them, you will get a great feeling of positive emotions.
Blogging will make you realize that you do have something important to say and will encourage you to speak your mind more often.
If you already have a blog, your next challenge is to build the habit of publishing regularly, consistency is always the key.
And If you don't, I hope this will motivate you to start this new challenge.
The blog doesn't have to be "Perfect"!, it can be just a random collection of thoughts, and that's still a valuable and powerful addition to your online presence.