5 reasons to fall in love with blogging

5 Reasons To Fall In Love With Blogging

Blogging has been one of my commitments since 2016 with the support of my boyfriend. Time flies. Before, I only have him as my reader in every post, now I am gaining more. I had been engaged in writing a bit of everything that sparks my interest since then. It’s the reason I want to share in today’s blog post 5 reasons to fall in love with blogging.

Here we go.

Reasons to Fall in Love with Blogging

  1. It improves your reading and writing skills

As you go on your blogging journey, you are going to meet many opportunities for improvement in the long run. One of them is writing. Writing is a skill which means that it takes the time to develop. And no one can improve on his or her writing skills without a consistent practice of it. It does not happen overnight.

This always reminds me of my professor in Philippine Normal University. When my classmates and I were doing our research, he kept on telling us that we could not write anything if we did not read anything. He imparted to us the importance of reading to our Research Course. Since then, it became my number 1 advice to my students whenever our topic will move to writing.

As a blogger, visiting and reading other blogs help you to get an idea about what you wanted to do on your own blog. The more you read, the more you become expose on other’s writing styles. That gives you a hint on how you should write your own topics. You also improve your word’s usage because of reading that leads to writing better articles.

“Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers.”
—Ray Bradbury, WD

 

  1. It brings out the creativity in you.

Starting up a blog is easy but when it comes to organizing its content, adding plug-ins, customizing the themes, it takes a lot of work. It might cause you frustrations but through patience and continuous research, you will be able to overcome those headaches.

I don’t have any strands of creativity in me.  But because of collaborating with other bloggers, I got an idea on how can I make my blog more presentable. I owe all this information from a lot of generous bloggers online and I will be forever thankful to the different blogging communities I am involved in.

 

  1. It gives you the freedom to express yourself and to voice out your opinions.

Not everyone is given the opportunity to be heard. Everyone is busy with another thing. Blogging gives a chance for people to share their opinion on a variety of topics. It can be of business, technology, education, economics, history,  politics, and others.  Having your own blog means having your online space. This is where you can connect with other people who have the same ideas, opinions, and interest.

 

  1. It can generate online earnings.

Earning online has been rampant today. We can earn by publishing videos in youtube.com, chatting with other people in mylot.com, or writing blog entries, submitting quality photos or videos in bitlanders.com. Those are just a few of those many sites online where I see some people flock to receive monetary awards directly to their PayPal. There are also other legitimate sites to earn online.

When it comes to blogging, you can also earn from advertisements, guest postings, and affiliate marketing. Aside from that, a blog is a great tool to offer your services. In fact, your blog can be your online business too.

Blogging can offer huge benefits once we discovered the secrets of getting a high traffic and when we found the right people to connect with. Isn’t it a good idea earning while doing what you love?

 

  1. It can make a change in someone’s life

Blogging is sharing information not only to a limited number of people. There is always a possibility that your content will reach many web surfers from all around the world. You don’t know who you are going to inspire and you will just be surprised when people send you messages on how you touch their lives. It is vital that you don’t limit yourself on your ability. Each one of us is unique and you never know how great you are until someone come to you and appreciates what you have.

5 reasons to fall in love in blogging

Do you have a blog? What is your reason for blogging? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.  Please share this blog post if you find it useful. 

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Ana Rose Alvaro

Ana Rose was born and raised in the Philippines. A full-time teacher and a part-time student. She loves her simple and yet adventurous life with her wonderful family, great friends, and supportive boyfriend. Roads and Pages serves as her outlet to share what she loves to do the most in her life. Those are spending time with people who matter the most, reading books, and traveling one country at a time.

96 Comments to 5 Reasons To Fall In Love With Blogging

  1. Louisa says:

    I got into blogging to do all of these. Well the earning came after the fact and was a surprise really. I like how my posts help other people.

  2. Angelie says:

    I have been into blogging for close to a decade now. I started with Tumblr, then moved to Blogspot, but now have my WordPress.org blog. It opened a ton of opportunities for me, I have worked with different brands and it lead me to a marketing job that I love. My current boss didn’t even asked for my CV, his basis for hiring me was my blog and my Instagram 🙂

  3. Milton says:

    been into blogging for almost ten years now and I super agree with everything you have mentioned here
    blogging has changed me in many great ways.. it has become a passion to me.. it enables me to gain friends who share the same passion and interests and yes, it also helped me to earn money by doing what i love!

  4. ALL of these are true for me. It’s also a great way to network and meet other people. Some of my best friends now I met though blogging.

  5. I agree with all of this. It is also nice that I can just blog on whatever topic I want to. No pressure unless someone is asking for a review or a sponsored post. I even encourage my friends to blog as well because aside from the fun we get from doing it, we can also earn at the same time.

  6. Blogging is an addiction for most of us, including me. A word of advice to you, however. When you insert a website link of another organization, be sure that it is not harming the Domain Authority of your link. That said, you can always work around this problem by just mentioning the name of that company without arousing the curiosity of search engines.
    How has Bitlanders worked for you? Please share.
    Thanks

    • Ana Rose Alvaro says:

      Thank you for the tip. I joined bitlanders and found out that there are many Filipinos who have been earning a decent amount from there by blogging or uploading videos. I did not get active there because I would like to write more on my own blog.

  7. Cheryl F says:

    I am in love with blogging too. In fact, this year will be my 5th year. Yeheyyy! Although, I do not know if my partner reads my blog, I know he is supporting me.

  8. Agree re reasons you gave. If writing is a passion before which led me to blog, my blog now is like a baby. I nurture and love it as it gives me more reasons to write sensibly, share and somehow create positive changem.

  9. I agree with all your points. I think for me, it really improved my writing. I’ve learn’t so much over the past 3 years. I love blogging.

  10. I love blogging too! It can be time-consuming, but I’m so glad that I started my blog. They do always say that the way to be a better reader is read more. I also feel that way with blogging. I not only improve my writing style, but I get so many ideas from other bloggers!

  11. I definitely love blogging for the creative aspect of it! That is always the fun part in blogging. I also just like to use my blog as a journal for self-care reasons too! <3

  12. These are all so true! I also love the community of other bloggers, I have met some amazing people through our blogs.

  13. I love blogging!! Not only does it let me vent and get my feelings out, I really feel like i’m helping people along the way!

  14. Eloise says:

    those are the awesome reasons I continue to blog (some of my family doesn’t understand this as it can take up time!) BUT as long as I still believe in the same reasons as you for why we bloggers love blogging, then I really don’t see myself stopping this! love your post, maybe I should send theist a few of those skeptics ; )

  15. I started blogging to document my mental health recovery journey. I’ve found that it is a great outlet to express myself. Because I could never work full-time as a writer, I don’t think anyone would hire me based on my “writing skills”, so I’m glad I’m able to express myself in words through my blog, which I really enjoy doing. Nonetheless as time went by, I’ve realised that my voice is important, with regards to increasing Mental Health Awareness in the world. There is still too much stigma attached to this topic, and I’m glad to be one of the individuals speaking out for this important issue.

  16. Cathy Mini says:

    Blogging was a way for me to keep peace of mind when I was planning my wedding. I used it to journal my feelings, but also to inspire myself and save my ideas all in one place. Over the years, it’s become more than that and is my true outlet of creativity. There are so many wonderful reasons to fall in love with blogging!

  17. Anosa says:

    Super agree with you. Before I used to blog out of passion and just making it as my journal but I never thought it will be this far. Indeed, we can change our readers life too. We can also be an inspiration to others. Cheers to our blogging life!

  18. Natalie Z says:

    When I started blogging 6 year ago, I just wanted an outlet to express myself. It turned into so much more!

  19. These are all such great reasons. I have to say I agree with all of them. I love it as my creative outlet.

  20. Louise Bishop says:

    Two things I can definitely agree with is the fact that it really improves your communication skills and changing people’s lives. I have seen both occur frequently!

  21. I love these, there are so many great perks to being a blogger. I have been doing it full time for about 2 years and can’t imagine my life without it.

  22. I love this post it is SO true, my spelling and grammar has come a long way since I started myself.

  23. adriana says:

    I love this! Getting to be creative is my favorite part about blogging. It’s so much fun curating content and such! LOVE it!

  24. These are spot on and I love what blogging has done for me. I started blogging to take the focus off of myself and help others. This is still my motto 4 years later.

  25. I am always amazed when I hear from readers who were touched by my stories of health struggles or parenting or whatever it is that touched them. I love being able to connect with others so none of us feel alone.

  26. Kathy says:

    These are all so true. I love blogging! I’m so glad I started when I did. I have really enjoyed doing it. I also love the fact that I can work from home.

  27. natalielovesbeauty says:

    All reasons I enjoy blogging too! As an introvert, this has been a great way for me to express myself in ways I would not normally 🙂

  28. Kiwi says:

    All of these points are true. I used to do this as a hobby 10 years ago, who knew it would turn into my career? Changed my life for sure.

  29. NPC says:

    I couldn’t agree any more! I love blogging for many reasons!

  30. Chasity Lynn Boatman says:

    I love blogging because it’s a release for me. It also connects me with other mothers who are in need of emotional support as I primarily work with women who have dealt with pregnancy loss.

  31. Victoria heckstall says:

    Great ideas! To come alive in your writing. To give you a meaningful voice and to cut through the noise of social media.

  32. Dogvills says:

    These are great reasons to blog. I am not a good writer, but it definitely helped improve my writing skills.

  33. heatherwnac says:

    I agree with you – i love love love being a blogger. I get to be creative, I get to own my own thing – I love it 😉

  34. I all agree with your points. Blogging also helps me to express myself and be creative in all aspects.

  35. Lisa Favre says:

    These are all very valid points! I started blogging because I love the art of storytelling. It’s the best way to express myself!

  36. Excellent reasons to love blogging! Number 5 is the best! Keep at it!

  37. I’ve been blogging for years, and I can’t think of anything I’d rather do. It really has been a love affair from the start, and when the doors start opening, it really starts to become an adventure.

  38. Number 2 is the reason I started blogging; it increased my creativity and got me out of a life rut where all I did was work and eat and sleep. Blogging gave me that extra viewpoint into the world and I love that!

  39. chavamazal says:

    Blogging has been a great creative outlet for me. I forgot how much I love to write. Great list!

  40. I do agree with all of these, though it is a ton of work 😉

  41. I blog to motivate myself 🙂 I do more with my kids as I remember I have a deadline to get a certain craft out 🙂

  42. casey says:

    All of these things..yes!! I especially love the creative outlet it provides 🙂

  43. I agree with all of your points. I enjoy blogging for many reasons and I love that it challenges me too ALL TIME:)

  44. So many excellent reasons! I feel like I’ve become a better writer from blogging, its such a great outlet.

  45. Amber says:

    Yes to all of these! I love to blog! I always say it helps keep me sane.

  46. I love this! Sometimes I lose sight of the more important things here. I need to keep these in mind.

  47. Ruxandra says:

    Blogging not only improves my writing but also my social media skills!

  48. Ava says:

    I totally agree with all you’ve said here. I blog about wine, food and travel in my area and it forces me to get out and see more than I might if I did’t blog about it. I love that. I hope to inspire others to get out and do more.

  49. Totally agreed ! As you said about 5 reasons that why make me think more about it and need to improve writing skill. Thanks

  50. I like the 5th reason the most. Purpose is what I love most about blogging. When you make an impact on someone else’s life because of what you do.

  51. Laura says:

    Yes, I love this post! So true! Blogging is the best!

  52. I love the freedom of creativity that I have!

  53. I love your reasons. It allows us to be creative and make a difference. Great post.

  54. loveyoumoretoo says:

    These are many of the reasons I love it too. The making a difference part is my favorite. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  55. I have definitely caught the blogging bug. So much to love. Thanks for sharing.

  56. I cannot stress #1 enough!!! All the other 4 are just pluses that comes with the main reason! I love that you’ve included the creativity part. This is one of the reasons that most people don’t really appreciate. Blogging isn’t just about writing and sharing content, it’s also about being creative and having your own style of writing and definition of what good content means. Amazing work!

  57. I have been discouraged in my blog lately, and this helped me refocus, so thanks

  58. Great post, I have just started blogging and can relate to this so much! It has definitely brought out my creativity skills and I’m really enjoying creating new content every few days

  59. jadedooli says:

    I absolutely love this, I have for sure fallen in love with blogging. I agree with all of these points, being able to make a change in anyones life is just such a great feeling! Love this!

  60. This is a great read 🙂 I just started blogging about a month ago so everything is super new to me. Honestly trying to build a website is like learning a whole new language. But something that you mention and what has really helped me is the blogging community. Its great to see the progress of other bloggers to help keep me motivated with my own blog. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  61. Blogging truly does bring out my creative side! I love coming up with new ideas for crafts, games, and DIYs for the kids!

  62. Great reasons. I just started blogging this year and am loving every minute of it. 🙂

  63. I agree with these, but most importantly…it gives you community!

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  64. Ana Rose, I love your name! You left a super sweet comment on my last blog post and I had to check out your stuff! I love your blog already. I replied on my page, but your name sounds like a heroine in a book I would like to read… haha. It’s so pretty! Anyways, I love this post. What a great read. I find myself oddly addicted to daily creativity it lends itself to, as well as the writing! It really does wrap up all of my favorite things into one space. I also love making connections with others who have passion for whatever their creative corner lends itself to! Hope to stay in touch! XOXO

  65. Elizabeth O. says:

    This is so true. Blogging/blogosphere is like another world you can be who you are!

  66. Indrani says:

    I so agree with your points. I started blogging 10 years back and not once after that did I feel like stopping it. There have been lows but never stopped. I will definitely say blogging is a very learning experience in terms of writing and expressing and also reading and understanding!

  67. It really helps when you blog since you get to continue harnessing your creativity, writing and grammar. it also is a really effective outlet.

  68. I love this <3 blogging isn't just a job it's a hobby and a passion! It's also my place where I can write to destress!! Thank you so much for sharing!

    http://paigemargaretblog.blogspot.co.nz

  69. It definitely brings out the creativity for me and it’s a great platform to express myself. However, I wouldn’t advise blogging for the sole reason of generating income though. I always believe that writing for yourself first is always the key, instead of thinking “oh I’m going to blog so I can make money”. Otherwise, it could take away your writing’s authenticity.

  70. For me, it is to be able to escape from the stresses of my day job. I write to express my feelings, but not about my profession. I agree with your reasons, but #4 is not too important for me.

  71. Jacqueline says:

    A great reminder why I love blogging too. I’m always amazed when people tell me they hate writing! I know to each his own, but writing is a communicative tool that everyone needs in life. I love that blogging challenges me to improve my daily vernacular.

  72. Blogging sure improves your intellectual capacity. it gives you an avenue to be on the know how of things you love.

  73. I agree with all the stuff you’ve written. Blogging has significantly improved the writing skills of my partner. He is from the college of engineering and he is an app developer so grammar isn’t really his best friend. As I proofread his work, he gets to learn from me. I, on the other hand, improve by reading other bloggers’ posts.

  74. Bhushavali says:

    I’ve fallen in love with blogging long back which is why I just can’t stop now!!! Esp when someone mails about how our blog helped them, its so heartening to read it and that gives the push to keep blogging.

  75. I agree with number 1 and 5 the most. You can’t separate reading and writing, every writer can be improved with reading may it be articles or books. Another is sharing with other people and helping then discover something new.

  76. Otakore says:

    I’m blogging for a decade already. Over the years, blogging eventually became my habit.

  77. These are all great reasons for blogging. I do find that it improves my reading and writing skills. I spend a lot of time reading and rereading what I wrote, trying to craft the perfect joke. I haven’t tried very hard to make money, but affiliate marketing is a good idea and I will try it.

  78. SofarsoSabine says:

    I agree completely with your article. I love blogging for the same reasons. It’s thanks to my husband that I can do all the outfit posts. But for the rest it’s me doing all the work 🙂

  79. Cykaniki says:

    I am trying my best to blog as often as I can, I started to blog once a week, as a challenge for the whole year, I hope I can make it, thanks for sharing insights and boosted my confirmation, I’m not a good writer I can tell but all I know is to share to people what I’ve learned, thats what motivate me.

  80. I agree with all your reasons and each of us has more. One of my main reason is to do what I love and inspire others. By the way, I love the quote you cited by Ray Bradbury.

  81. A very big congratulations to you and well done for your consistency in blogging I too am new to blogging and try to post twice a week. You so right when you speak about upgrading your reading and writing skills. I was really bad at it at first but I am getting there now and I am feeling much more confident in my writing skills:)

  82. Mirriam (Mirriam Dictionary) says:

    Truly! One time, I featured where I donated my hair. It was so heartwarming that even a few months after the post, a few people still left me a message saying they also donated their locks. If that doesn’t make me happy I am a blogger, I don’t know what else will.

  83. Hey, nice post! 🙂 The reason I started to blog was originally just to create an online diary or log of things that happen in my life, so that in the future, I can look back and see how much I’ve progressed. Last year, I discovered that you could earn from your blog too, and it surely was an added bonus! It’s been an amazing ride for me and helped me grow as a person, as well as reach out to like-minded bloggers too!

  84. I agree with you. Love your reasons for blogging and how it indeed helps us improve ourselves. Yes, we gain readers and followers and somehow, we also become an.inspiration.that may leaf them.to change their perspective.in life.

  85. KT Nielsen says:

    I have a few blogs (some active but some I have not updated for quite some time already). It’s great that you have good intentions why you are blogging and why you fell in love with it. Gone are the days when blogging is just an online diary because at this day and age blogging has become a platform for advocacies, a platform for self-expression and a platform to let your voice be heard in the midst of a sea of bloggers in the blogosphere. Blogging allows us to form and cultivate a new set of friends as well.

  86. It also helps us to think positively any issue we need to overcome.I believe blogging explore our dreams.

  87. Meera says:

    I blog because it makes me proud about myself. Good pointers to fall in love with blogging. 🙂
    http://ratnibbles.blogspot.in/2016/03/why-do-you-blog.html

  88. Yan says:

    I love blogging primarily because it’s a creative outlet for me! The rest of your points are great bonuses too! I learned a lot and earned a bit as well. 😀

  89. Excellent post! I think blogging has significantly increased my photography and editing skills. It has also given me understanding of how internet, marketing, influencing, etc. works. It has also offered some new experiences, freebies and friends. 🙂

  90. Blogging cannot only teach you things but you could also learn from it. Moreover, blogging can help you meet friends around the world which could be very helpful in case you will travel to where they are in the world. It’s like an instant friend. Anyway, MQ blog started as a school project but I liked the idea of writing my thoughts and an online diary. I began lurking since 2009 with Multiply and Tumblr and the rest is history. 🙂

  91. Sriparna says:

    So true to every word! I basically started writing because of what you described in points 3&5… I love your writing by the way:) and also your website! Brilliant!

  92. Hi. I agree with the reasons why you love blogging. If one were to take blogging seriously, it can actually enhance the person too. Rather than posting for the sake of posting, or only posting commercial posts, one could choose to use blogging as a platform to share or impart wisdom and knowledge. In the process, those post might make a difference in the lives of some other people.

  93. I blog just to test my skills ?

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