Why You Should (Not) Start A Blog


There was a time when all you had to do to start a blog was write something on a web page that you either owned, or was assigned to you on a social networking site.

And people used blogs as online diaries.

But times continue to change, and we’re finding out that a blog can be so much more than where you tell anyone who may be reading, what you had for breakfast.

Maybe you’ve felt like you should start a blog.

Or perhaps someone suggested it to you.

But you’re not quite sure if you should.

Read on five reasons to help you make your decision about if you should start a blog.

1) You should start a blog if you have a message that resonates with someone

Even if your blog is in your name (and it doesn’t have to be) and you’re going to do all the writing, people are drawn to stuff that they want to know about.

And even when it doesn’t concern them directly, people like to read (about) things that resonate with them.

Whether it’s about overcoming an eating disorder or other health condition, falling in love, working through grief, moving to a new country, or starting a new phase of life – people want to find out more IF THEY are going through it too, or are about to be.

So, if you think you’ve got a message that resonates with others and you don’t mind putting that message out there, perhaps you should start a blog.

2) You should start a blog if you don’t mind doing some work

The amount of work bloggers have to do to get their blog up and keep it running, varies.

But work, you definitely will, if you’re serious about wanting to start a blog.

At the barest minimum, you’re going to have to write, edit and publish content.

Then, there are some bloggers who have to do marketing (of the blog itself).

So, definitely start a blog if you don’t mind putting the work in.

3) You should not start a blog if you really don’t want to do any work on it

Like I said above, the level of work you’re going to have to do, will vary from person to person and from time to time.

But there will be work involved if you’re going to start a blog.

If you’re not ready or willing to, don’t bother.

4) You should not start a blog if you think it’ll make you rich and famous overnight

While there are ways to ensure that if you choose the right blogging ideas, you get in front of a viable audience, blowing overnight is not a guarantee.

You might not become rich and famous at all, never mind overnight, if you start a blog.

You might have a flash in the pan lucky break or use publicity stunts to get readers to your blog, but people’s attention span is limited. So, if you’re not giving them a real reason to return to your blog, they won’t.

And while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to make money from your blog, if becoming rich and famous is your main or only motivation for starting a blog, it’s best that you don’t start a blog at all.

5) You really shouldn’t start a blog if you’re not ready or willing to learn what it takes

Like I said before, time have changed. There are already many blogs in existence and they’re probably competing for the attention of your target audience.

So, if it’s obvious that you don’t know what you’re doing, you might not get any blog visitors.

But if you think you’ve a message others could learn from or be interested in and you don’t mind putting out that message but you’re not sure how to start, register below for the free webinar and you could start blogging the easy way before you know it.

Now you’ve seen two reasons you should start a blog and three reasons you probably shouldn’t, tell us in the comments section below, which one surprised you the most.

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