12 Reasons Why You Should Start a Blog in 2018


6 years ago I started my first blog. It was about The Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing or if I even could. 6 years later I have Safe Haven; Anonymous Letters, and it's my pride and joy. I still don't know all there is to know about being a successful blogger. But in 6 years, I haven't had an ounce of regret. Some people don't know what blogging entails, some believe it is a waste of time, and some will highlight all of the difficulties that comes with it. Running a blog isn't easy whether it's a hobby or a full time job. It takes dedication, hard work, passion and patience. And I encourage you to start your own this year. Here are 12 reasons why you should start a blog in 2018:

You'll become a better writer.
When I first started out I quite liked writing but I wasn't the best at it. I was guilty of overthinking too much to the point where it'd ruin my posts. I'm by no means the best writer now, but I have improved dramatically and I am perfectly happy with my content. I've discovered my own style of writing, and that always shows. Your writing will naturally improve and grow as you're blogging.

You'll unlock versions of yourself that you didn't know existed.
I was a shy, naive 15 year old when I became a blogger. I'm now a strong-minded, focused 21 year old. Unlocking the best version of myself was all down to blogging. I'll never be able to explain how blogging plays such a huge part in the person you become, but trust me when I say that it can only make you a better person.

You'll develop an eye for inspiration and meaning.
Since becoming a blogger I noticed that I developed this new found appreciation for the little things in life. You develop the ability to see the beauty in everything and to harness inspiration in the most unlikely places.

Develop healthier life habits.
As I mentioned earlier, blogging takes a certain amount of dedication which in turn seeps into your life, creating the most positive life habits. Since becoming a full time blogger I have adopted numerous habits that have led me to live a healthier and richer lifestyle. I have become an early riser, a yoga lover and a passionate book lover, among many other things. All of which may seem insignificant to you, but every person adopts different habits that work for them.

You'll meet new people.
I have had the greatest pleasure of meeting incredible people within the blogging community. I have gained supporters, confidants and friends. It's truly beautiful that we get to experience this life together and to know that there are others that understand every up and down of the blogger world. 

Potential to earn money.
This one is completely optional. Blogging is incredible and enjoyable without having to put time into earning money alongside it. But with that being said, it is pretty damn cool to get paid for doing something you're passionate about.

You'll inspire others.
I've mentioned many times how much of a positive impact writing a blog can have on your life. But what I've neglected to mention is how much of a positive impact it can have on the lives of others. How can your blog inspire people you ask? No matter what niche your blog is, it offers a free escape, inspiration, information and advice for your readers. Each reader can leave your blog feeling happy, understood and supported because of your words. I've got to say, it's an unbelievably rewarding feeling.

It'll boost your self-confidence.
A few years ago I had the lowest confidence possible. Now my confidence has sky-rocketed because through this blog I was able to find myself and learn how to love myself. Blogging builds your self confidence and gives you a sense of purpose and meaning to life.

Receiving positive feedback is indescribable.
Whether it's a comment on a post, a RT on twitter or an outright compliment - it makes you feel incredible about yourself. It reinforces your self belief. It's such a rush and it's the perfect reminder that you're talented and special.

You identify and deepen your opinions and beliefs.
If you make the decision to speak publicly about serious, important or sensitive topics, it is vital that you identify your true opinions and beliefs. Which can be difficult to do in this day and age because we have information and opinions being forced on us and coming from every direction. Since starting Safe Haven; Anonymous Letters and addressing more taboo topics, I really had the opportunity to develop my true thoughts and beliefs. Becoming such a strong-minded, and very vocal, feminist has been life changing for me.

You find your voice.
This one is linked to my previous point about identifying your own opinions. As a blogger it becomes inevitable that you'll eventually find your own voice. You'll write about what you want to write about. You'll write how you want to write. And your writing will be entirely recognisable as yours.

It's a way to express yourself.
Some people lead, some people use music, some people create art and some write. Blogging is simply an outlet for you to be able to express yourself when you aren't vocally able to do so. The creativity, the content and the business is all in your control. Express yourself, show us your personality.


So have I convinced you? I hope so. You'll do great and we can never have too many bloggers spreading positivity and love.

In the spirit of life changing blogs, leave the link to yours down below so I can check out your incredible form of expression.

Love, Han
xo

2 comments:

  1. I love this post! I also started blogging when I was about 16, and stopped a year or so ago because life commitments were taking over, but I've recently started taking time to properly focus on blogging again and I'm really enjoying it.

    Cordelia || cordeliamoor.squarespace.com

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    1. Thank you lovely. I'm so glad you've started blogging again. I took quite a long break myself and it made me realise how much I love blogging and how much happiness it brings me.

      Love, Han -xo

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