To be most straightforward with you, every blogger on the face of the Earth has their own reason (or reasons) for blogging.
Could you remember what it was that motivated you to blog?
Well, in my case, I do (And, it is something that I would never forget).
I simply wanted a space on the internet to express myself (And, a blogging platform turned out to be the ideal medium for that).
Since there are various types of personalities, people without a doubt will possess various reasons for starting a blog of their own; so without further ado, let us explore those possibilities together.
To Make Money
For the record, there is nothing wrong with wanting to bring in an income via your blog.
The dark aspect of this is when a blogger puts money before people (Especially, when all they care about is money).
I would also like to state, that not every blogger is interested in making money with their blog.
There are those people like myself, who blog for the sheer fun of it.
However, if you are one of those people who are deeply interested in making money with their blog, I recommend that you do the following things:
- Go self-hosted.
- Monetize your blog.
- Grow your email list.
- Sell digital products.
- Choose a very profitable niche.
- Pay your money to advertise your blog or your online business via your social media accounts.
- Make money via affiliate marketing.
Dear friend, those are merely a handful of things that bloggers can do to make money via their blogs.
As I have stated earlier, never put money before people because it is the wrong thing to do and your blog or your online business will figuratively crash and burn (There are people who are great at seeing through the facade — people whom you cannot fool).
And even though you are legitimate, there is no guarantee that you are going to bring in a huge sum of cash via your blog or your online business.
The God’s/Goddess’s truth is that there are those people who are able to make a decent living off of blogging, while there are those people who make very little money off of blogging (The results, of course, will vary from person to person).
To Become Famous
Blogging with the intentions of becoming famous is somewhat of a misguided approach because the blogosphere is heavily saturated with blogs.
For the record, it is possible for a blogger to become well-known in a small part of the internet; such as in the case of Neil Patel who provides countless people with no-nonsense blogging advice via his website (And, there are still a lot of people who are unaware of his presence; therefore he is not famous in the true sense of the word).
I genuinely believe that you have a better chance of winning the lottery than becoming famous via your blog.
However, if it is a goal of yours to become a famous blogger, you can try:
- Spending lots of cash in the area of a vast advertising campaign.
- Genuinely helping your fellow bloggers.
- Doing lots of vlogs (as in the case of YouTube videos) and add the links to your blog along with your social media accounts to your vlog.
While those things will help to increase your level of popularity, it cannot guarantee you that you will become famous.
I would also like to highlight the fact, that there are some actors, actresses, musicians, singers, sportsmen, sportswomen, politicians and television news anchors who are unhappy and are dissatisfied with life despite being famous.
Are you sure that becoming a famous blogger will grant you happiness or satisfaction?
The truth is you cannot!
To Entertain People
Hey, we all love to be entertained.
Bloggers can entertain people by:
- Publishing poetry.
- Publishing photos of people, animals, insects, plants, places and things.
- Publishing long and short stories.
- Publishing music reviews.
- Publishing movie reviews.
- Publishing articles that are based on the lives of famous people.
Blogs that are highly entertaining usually receive a high percentage of incoming traffic.
So, in all honesty, there is nothing wrong with entertaining your viewing audience.
To Help Others
Blogging with the intentions of helping others is a noble act.
In reality, lots of people appreciate being helped.
Bloggers can help others by:
- Publishing solutions to problems.
- Publishing recipes (A lot of people are interested in learning how to cook).
- Publishing blogging tips.
- Publishing tutorials.
Helping others is highly recommended since there are a lot of people who are in genuine need of help.
Also, we all know what it feels like to be helped by someone (The feeling is a good one).
What goes around, comes around. So, whenever you are in need of help again, you will receive it.
Have you helped anyone lately?
As A Means To Document Your Life
It is no big secret, that some bloggers use their blogs as an online diary; which is their chosen method of documenting the things that happen to them.
Some bloggers are quite fond of:
- Publishing their emotional trials and tribulations.
- Publishing their spiritual journey.
- Publishing their exercise routine.
- Publishing the places that they vacationed at.
- Publishing the various types of food and the beverages that they consumed.
- Publishing where they purchased affordable clothing, footwear, makeup and jewellery.
The majority of us enjoy reading the life experiences of others (Which is one of the reasons why a large percentage of us enjoy reading people’s autobiographies).
To Meet Other People
If you are the type of blogger who enjoys interacting with their fellow bloggers, there is a very high probability of those people interacting with you.
Believe it or not, some genuine bonds of friendships are actually formed in the blogosphere.
And, from experience, I can admit to you, that it is a lot of fun interacting with bloggers from all over the world.
If it is your intention to meet other people, I can guarantee you that your blog is not going to be a lonely one.
Do see to it that your blog’s atmosphere is warm and friendly.
And, continue interacting with your fellow bloggers in the blogosphere.
Blogging for the right reason (or reasons) will make your blogging journey a joyous one.
And, blogging for the wrong reason (or reasons) will contribute to misery and the eventual demise of your blog.
So, for the sake of your happiness and for the sake of your blog’s longevity, I do hope that you are blogging for the right reason (Or reasons).