20 reasons why you should start a blog in 2020
I think pretty much every year, someone somewhere writes that ‘blogging is dead’ – and yet year after year that proves to be the complete opposite of the truth.
Blogging is most definitely still alive and kicking – and will be throughout 2020 and beyond!
In fact, in my opinion blogging just keeps getting better and better. It’s no longer a simple online diary, but your ticket to a fulfilling career, incredible opportunities and huge amounts of self-development and personal growth.
Personally, I can hand on heart say blogging has transformed my life – it’s given me a career I love, a job I can do flexibly around my children, increased confidence, a plethora of new skills, the opportunity to make a difference in the world and a whole bunch of new friends. Plus, the huge amounts of happiness that come from having all those things.
If you are contemplating starting a blog in 2020, then I really encourage you to stop thinking about it and start doing it. It will almost certainly be one of the best decisions of your life.
Here are 20 reasons why you should start a blog in 2020…
1. GIVES YOU A CREATIVE OUTLET
It’s a bit of a cliché, I’ll grant you – but it still holds true. Blogging gives you a creative outlet to share your thoughts, ideas and passions. It’s rather like having your own magazine, where you are both the writer and the editor. You get to decide what goes into your online magazine AND you get to write all the articles too. Your creativity and personality are not curbed by a boss or an editor – you have the creative freedom to write what you like.
2. IMPROVES YOUR WRITING SKILLS
Writing a blog post or two each week has an amazing effect on your writing skills. It’s like with all skills – the more you do it the better you get at it. When go back now and look at some of the blog posts I wrote back when I started in 2015, I cringe – yet at the time I thought they were fine! This rather stark comparison makes it very clear to me just how much I’ve grown as a writer.