Already many of you are bloggers, few blog for fun, few blog for money and few blog out of passion. I want to share a small story before I give reasons on why one should start a blog now or why one should take blogging serious.
Once upon a time there were three Arab merchants who were crossing a dry river bed after finishing their two months of business trip at a near by town. As I said this story is a once upon a time story, there were no street lights to show them the path. That night was a moonless night and they didn’t even know that they were walking on a dry river bed.
The three merchants were so exhausted that they were planning to sleep after walking for few minutes. But suddenly in that dark moonless night they were startled by a voice. It said “I will only say this once. Just listen and do as I say, pick up the stones and continue your journey, morning you will be both happy and sad. Heed my words and continue on.”. So out of fright they obeyed the voice and took few stones from the river bed tied them in a cloth and continued their journey little further and they slept for the morning to arrive.
As the day was about to break one of them got up and woke his other two friends. Three of them eagerly opened the cloth containing stones and to their surprise they found that the stones they picked up in the night were not just stones but precious stones.
They remembered the words which they heard, that they would be both happy and sad. They were happy because they are having precious stones they were sad because they have picked up only few.
Like the story above I too took blogging just for fun. I am also both happy and sad, happy because I have bit of experience in blogging and I make some money too. Sad because if at all I took blogging seriously from the day I actually started I would have been a professional blogger by now. Anyhow still nothing has gone worse still I have a lot to go. So now it is the time to share why now is the right time to blog.
Five reasons why now is the right time to Blog:
1. Your voice can be heard online:
Did you ever thought of having an online presence in terms of your own website which can be accessed world wide? You have some great opinions which you thought should be reached to different people of the world. Then blogging is the perfect solution to take you online. Some people who have been blogging have gained celebrity status too. Amit Agarwal, Neil Patel, Michael Arrington, Perez Hilton, Arianna Huffington etc are online celebrities who became famous through their blogs. Not only these people but many bloggers had got recognition through their blogs. So your voice also can be reached to many people through out the world through a small blog.
2. Pick up Writing Skill:
People can write their experiences and to show case their work they need a platform and a blog serves the necessity. You can learn the skill of writing, anyone can write but not all have that impressive write up or uniqueness. It is through a blog you can develop your writing skills and if you have a unique style and quality content people start reading your stuff. After all blogging is nothing but writing.
3. Blog is not so hard to build as a Website:
You would be surprised that to start a blog it takes just 5 to 10 minutes. To build a website it takes couple of days. You have many platforms to start a blog like Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr etc and that too free of cost with a sub domain. You can also go for paid self hosted blogs with your own domain which costs you not more than 50$ to 100$ depending on your budget. You also need no web developer or web designer to start your blog if you have some basic knowledge. But for a website you need days of hard work, web designer who designs, domain and hosting. You would be surprised when you install WordPress in your hosting. After you upload the WordPress files to your hosting and install the very first step it says “WordPress has been installed. Were you expecting more steps? Sorry to disappoint.” This shows the ease of starting a new blog.
4. Solve others Problems:
You can solve many problems of other people through your articles. One day you might have gone through several stages of hardship without knowing the proper direction at last you got the solution. Share your experiences it might be useful to others. Many bloggers post solutions of various problems like what to do when something goes wrong with your mobile or any other electronic device. People love to follow those who try to solve there problems. So you could be a problem solver through your blog.
5. You can earn a living:
This is the reason why many blogs are growing day by day, if you are good at blogging and generating traffic then you can earn some money. Though there are many ways on how people use there blog for making money it all depends on the traffic you get. As I said we can earn living out of a blog there are many people who left there jobs for the sake of blogging because at times blogging pays you more than you could actually earn through a day job.
If not Now then Never:
There are many reasons on why one should start a blog, the above discussed reasons are only a few of them. It’s not too late to start a blog just jump and start your blogging journey today. People regret that they should have started one when they first heard about it but they never took it that serious. There is a saying which says
“The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner stone”.
So if you are rejecting to start a blog today then one day you would definitely regret why you haven’t started one. So it’s all up to you whether you are starting a blog or simply quitting.