Each second, two blogs are created. That’s about 172,800 blogs daily. With that many blogs springing up daily, should you ever border starting one?
Well, I think yes!
As a young Nigerian, you can use blogging to build your capacity, create vital connections and make some impacts on the society. I’ll get more specific now.
- You learn new things
Blogging is about sharing what you see, or want to see, in the world. It’s about teaching or sharing what you know and what you, too, are learning.
When you start a blog, you’ll find yourself always learning new things about your areas of interest so you can keep sharing without running dry of ideas.
- You write better
Here’s why blogging improves your writing. Writing mastery comes with constant practice and blogging is just about that.
In his epic book, On Writing, Stephen King discusses how once he didn’t write for several weeks due to an accident, and how when he started to write again, his words weren’t flowing well.
Inconsistency weakens your writing muscle, and writing regularly via blogging helps you write better.
- You can make money
Earning decent incomes from your blog is attainable once you create value with, and grow an audience around, it.
I’m not a millionaire but I make enough money from blogging to take care of my basic needs. And I’ve done that while having ample time for my undergraduate studies and other engagements I enjoy.
- You can aid causes you believe in
Blogging can help you lend a helping hand to great causes you believe in. This can be bringing drinkable water to more people, supporting the education of orphans or building schools for poor communities.
For instance, Pat Flynn recently raised $26,251 from his blog readers in 24 countries, and added $25,000 to it himself, to build 2 schools in Ghana, in celebration of his 32nd birthday.
- It requires no prior knowledge
And if you want more freedom than what you get with the free blogging platforms, you can start a self-hosted blog in few minutes. Just search Google for guidance or use this tutorial. All you do is click the options you want and save it to see the results. It’s super easy.
These are 5 cogent reasons you should start a blog. If you’re still hesitating, you can see these 29 reasons given in response to the question, why blog?
Question: If you blog, how has it benefitted you? If you don’t blog, why not? Please share your thoughts in the comments.
*Muhammed Abdullahi Tosin is a blogger and writer with two published books. He shows people how to start a blog and get more value from life.