5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Making A Blog
*Originally published on The Odyssey*
Blogging has become incredibly popular in recent years, with thousands of people signing up to create and maintain their own websites. Acting as online journals, blogs can be about any topic of interest, and they often contain elements of photography or video. I own a blog myself, and the experience has helped me to grow as a writer and learn more about myself and my interests.
Here are five reasons why you should consider making a blog!
1. It's fairly inexpensive.
Blogging is almost always completely free, with several websites like Wordpress or Squarespace allowing you to create your own site free of charge. Although upgrading to a more complex website or purchasing a domain name may cost a bit, blogging is overall very inexpensive, and can usually be done completely free.
2. It can be about any topic you like!
Blogs can be on literally any topic you want, allowing you to share your opinions or experiences about whatever you’re interested in. Whether it be politics, restaurants, or even sharing your photography, a blog allows you to express yourself creatively about whatever you are passionate about.
3. You learn how to operate your own website.
By creating my own blog, I now know how to successfully create and manage a website, a skill that has been useful in school and other projects. It has taught me how to edit, import, and upload photos, as well as organize various sections and subsections on the website. All of these skills have helped me with my blog and other activities!
4. It improves your writing.
Writing is a useful skill to master no matter what profession you go into, and writing for your own blog definitely helps you to develop your own voice and style. It also helps you become more interested in writing since you’re writing about something you’re passionate about!
5. It's a fun hobby!
Blogging is actually super fun and something that people love to do since they chooseto do it! Social media can also help to promote your site, and some people end up becoming lucky enough to make blogging their full-time career.
If you’ve ever considered making a blog in the past, or just want to grow as a writer or find a creative outlet, definitely take the next step to make one. You won’t regret it!