So Why Blog?
You see today I just received a delivery for my daughters upcoming birthday and I was actually there to sign for it.
Yep, it’s a really small thing but Before Blogging (BB) I wouldn’t have even known I had a parcel waiting until I got home, and then I’d be trying to organise a pickup time within ‘office hours’ which was difficult because I also worked ‘office hours’.
Another example is when my daughter joined the choir and was going to sing in front of the school and wanted me to be there to watch. Before Blogging, there was zero chance I could have cut work that early, but now it’s much easier to attend.
And currently, I’m renovating my house and getting it ready to put on the market. Before Blogging I’d be using up all my holiday leave on the renovations which would mean no family holidays for the year 🙁
But, since I started working from home, my day is much more flexible. So not only do I get to work on the house renovations and my blogs but I also have a 2 week family holiday planned mid-year. And also have my 2-week trip planned to the World Domination Summit later this year.
So I fail to see the downside.
OK, maybe there are a couple of negatives like, predicting my monthly income and having fewer watercooler chats with friends. But hey, is your job really that safe in the current economic cycle? And now I only spend time with the people I like rather than the ones I had to work alongside.
It’s all plus, plus, plus for me.
So why haven’t you started a blog yet?
If you dream of being your own boss but, don’t feel confident running a traditional business then maybe blogging is a better fit for you.
And sure it’s going to take the time to develop the web traffic you need to make you feel comfortable enough to quit your day job, but it only takes time and not necessarily skill.
Most bloggers fail because they never treat their blog like a business and fail to consistently create content or worse still just give up because they never see the potential of their blog in 1-3 years time.
You’ll only need a year of consistent blogging to make a real impact, and you can get started in your spare time.
I wish someone had shown me the potential of blogging a year before I felt like I needed to quit the corporate grind.
It would have made the transition so much easier, but then again, would I have put in so much effort on my blog if I was still working 9-5?
Anyway, I’ll leave you with this closing thought.
If you’re thinking of starting a blog and still have fear and self-doubt controlling your actions, then consider what it would be like if you started this blog a year ago and what it would mean to you if you were already an established blogger.
Now imagine if in a years time you were still procrastinating.
How would this make you feel?
Here’s an easy guide to setting up a WordPress blog for the cost of a takeaway coffee per month.
So why not give blogging a solid try for a year and if it’s not for you then delete it or better still you can sell the domain and probably make more money than you paid.
If you need more help getting your blog started or are still wondering ‘Why Blog?’, then just leave a comment below and I’ll try to address any lingering doubts you may have.