5 Powerful Reasons Why You Should Start a Blog
When I started my blog back in late 2010, I did it because I loved writing, and I loved writing about real estate and how I am able to get paid to do what I love. Now I’m coaching others to do the samething.
I’ve been blogging for several years now.
And I’ve realized that blogging is so much more than any of us think it is.
Especially if you follow your passion, because what resonates with you, resonates with others.
Not only have I been able to write and become better at writing, I have also made connections, met people in real life, and been able to make a living doing what I love.
There are so many indirect benefits of having a blog that it seems almost crazy not to start one.
We all have fascinating hobbies, quirky interests, and weird passions.
There are people out there just like you, you just have to figure out where it all connects, and you do that by starting with your first article.
We all need to express ourselves, and blogging helps us do that. Your writing does not have to be perfect, and your blog does not have to be professionally designed. Just yours.
You can write, make videos, or even record podcasts. It all depends on what you’re interested in, but they all help you express your thoughts and build upon them by getting feedback from others.
Writing about the WHY in your life, brings fulfillment in self. It’s funny how it works.
I’ve made plenty of genuine, authentic connections through writing, by simply taking the lessons I’ve learned in my life and writing about them.
When you share both the good and the bad, you naturally attract like-minded people. Of course, you’ll attract the trolls too, but they are easy enough to ignore.
Many think that online connections aren’t as strong as the ones you make offline, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The connections are strong, but they are different.
From buyers, sellers, other realtors and local vendors.
When you write down ideas, or have to present them to someone else, you have to refine them, which leads to more ideas and a better understanding of them.
I started off writing about one topic on my blog (coaching), but it evolved over time, and as I kept writing down my ideas and getting feedback, things changed. Passion changes.
It’s fascinating to look back at my journey. Just the idea of being able to make your ideas real so fast is exhilarating to me.
There’s nothing like working on a project you love. Take a moral inventory of your likes and dislikes. People can relate and will share theirs too.
I’ve had to face many fears on my blogging journey; speaker, presenter and now publisher.
All of these were scary for me at the time, so I had to push through and overcome my fears in order to get them done. And when I did that, I grew, and I’ve kept stretching my boundaries ever since.
You “blog” for help and the answers will come.
Last, but not least come the rewards. You may not want to blog for money, but you will still get small direct benefits here and there, such as getting free books, products, or merchandise that companies want you to review.
Or you might just land your dream job, or create your own online business. You never know where life will lead you. My passion was in coaching.
So what’s the catch you might ask?
You have to blog consistently to see results. Most people stop before anything happens. It’s not going to be easy all the time, which is why you want to write about a topic you’re passionate about.
What about you?
Have you already started blogging? What unexpected benefits have you experienced?
I would love to hear about your journey VirtualCoachRealEstate@gmail.com
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Co Written by Henri Junttila. Henri is the founder of Wake Up Cloud 😉