7 Reasons to Start a Blog ...

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Blogging is becoming more and more popular every day. Maybe you yourself have started wondering if you should start a blog! But why? What would you write about? Here are 7 reasons to start a blog!

1. To Express Your Thoughts and Opinions

To Express Your Thoughts and Opinions

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Blogging is sort of like an open diary that anyone could read. You can share your views and feelings unhindered. Feel free to say whatever you want to say! This is the place to let it all out!

2. To Connect with People

To Connect with People

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People who read your blog faithfully and follow you will do it because they share the same beliefs and values that you do. So starting a blog will help you connect with people and make new friends! How neat is that!

3. To Stay in Touch with Friends and Family

To Stay in Touch with Friends and Family

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With school and jobs and everyday life getting in the way, it can be difficult to stay in touch with friends and family. A blog will provide you a place to keep everyone up to date about the goings-on in your life. You can post and share videos, pictures, stories and more through blogging!

4. To Make Money

To Make Money

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While it's important to point out that you won't be rolling in the dough just by blogging, it's worth mentioning that you can make money doing it! With patience and commitment you can make a little extra money through advertising and other income-generating activities on your blog! Isn't that great?

5. To Establish Yourself

To Establish Yourself

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Blogs are wonderful tools to help you establish yourself as an experts in a field or topic. For example, if you're trying to get a job in a specific field or hoping to publish a book on a specific topic, blogging can help legitimize your expertise and expand your online presence and platform.

6. To Help People

To Help People

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Many blogs are written to help people who may be going through similar situations that the blogger has experienced. Many parenting and health-related blogs are written for this purpose. As a teen, maybe you could write about things teen face in everyday life such as peer pressure or school-related topics. There's always boys of course!

7. To Have Fun

To Have Fun

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Many people start a blog simply for fun. Perhaps you are a fan of a particular actor or you love knitting and want to share that passion through a blog! One of the most important keys to successful blogging is having a passion about your blogs topic, so you can be enthusiastic about it. Some of the best and most interesting blogs started out as blogs that were written just for fun and to give the blogger a creative outlet!

Blogs can be a great source of entertainment! If you have a lot of spare time on your hands or get bored easily, consider starting a blog. I'm sure you will enjoy it! Did you get any inspiring ideas on why you should start a blog?

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