I have wanted to write my blog for quite some time now, but because of several reasons, procrastination being one of the major ones, it couldn’t be possible until today. And now that I am finally one sentence into my first post, I believe a few things are going to be constant through all my posts, like I have wanted from any blog post – they are going to be crisp, practical and easily comprehensible and something you can find objective use of in your daily lives.
Well different people have different motivations and objectives behind blogging. Here are my reasons-
Blogging gets you to meet more people and meet people better.
Well there is Facebook, Twitter and all that but they are very limited. You are friends on Facebook with your close friends, your good friends, your school friends, your family friends and with [some] of your relatives and colleagues and occasionally become friends with new people you meet. But what about the rest? What about those people who are not on your friends list and people whom you are unlikely to meet ever in your life, but are very like minded, motivated by the same ways you are, excited by the same things you are and trying to do what you are?
Blogging gives you a voice. The voice that helps you reach out to those people whom otherwise you would never have known. And its easier each day to do this, i.e. to reach out to more people through only the internet. And in the significance of networking, the American businessman Robert Kiyosaki said –
The richest people in the world look for and build networks; everyone else looks for work.
Not meeting new people is like not reading new books. Not meeting new people is like not travelling to new places. Not meeting new people is like not learning new things. So if you can relate to the importance of meeting new people and would like to keep doing that, then blogging is the nearest-to-perfect tool for you!
Blogging gets more people to know you and people to know you better
Imagine the juice shop in the above picture to be inside a house, or inside a small place with the same people everyday. Then of course other people wont know about it and the vendor wont be able to make any sales.
Just like the juice shop, your personal blog is your shop. In this shop you are the producer, you are the product, you are the service and you are the salesman. It makes people notice you and interact with you.
You learnt a new programming language and want to tell people about that, your blog is the place. You are working on an exciting project and want interested people to join you, your blog is the place. You got lots of experience with email marketing and want to help people with that, your blog is the place.
The new world without borders opens many doors for you
The new, bigger and more connected world where blogging takes you opens up many new opportunities for you. A few examples can be –
- You write a blog post on a technology and one of the readers happens to be a co-founder of a startup that need exactly that technology, so she connects with you to discuss about that.
- You write a blog post about email marketing sharing your best hacks and readers in turn comment their hacks. Everyone (you, the most) ends up being more enriched with email-marketing-knowledge. You can now apply these hacks to get more out of your email campaigns.
- You write about a new project you are raising funds for and one of the readers is also working on a similar project. So you guys connect and decide on working together, combining your funds, energy, enthusiasm, knowledge and expertise.
- Through a comment chain in one of your posts you get to know a reader whose age is twice that of yours and is twice as fit as you are. You set a new goal to stay more fit.
There would be endless examples here and so would the opportunities be.
To sum it up, blogging expands your valuable network, gives you new opportunities and you learn a lot!
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