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During the autumn of 2018, I decided to start quinn95.com – I couldn’t think of a witty name. I should’ve named it HowThrivers, but I’m too lazy to change it now. The damage has already been done. Everyone, please pick your names carefully!
I admit, at that moment, it was a complete impulse because I thought it was cool to share my experience with the world. That was it; there was no deep story or reason to why I started a blog. Honestly, I didn’t think about the money just wanted to pass the time and I’m a complete shopaholic, so I figure if I’m blogging then I won’t be shopping. Simple.
Plus, I love writing and I was trying to minimize my time from WattPad – a social storytelling platform.
I choose to blog to pass the time, but there are reasons why I stayed and perhaps these reasons will become your reasons!
If you feel the same way I do – then you should start blogging!
1. Enjoy Writing
You need to enjoy writing to actually…write.
Although I don’t have the best grammar in the world, I love writing. I don’t only write on HowThrivers, but on WattPad too!
Writing is a creative outlet to express yourself and share a bit of your personal experience with the world. It shouldn’t feel like a chore, and if it does, then you need to take a break. Try to remember why you’re writing in the first place disregarding the fame and money.
If you enjoy writing, people will notice it, and who knows – maybe one day you can turn it into a full-time career!
2. Making that Money, Honey
I’m not going to beat around the bush; we strive for an income. I started blogging for fun, but if I can make little extra money…why not take it?
After all, I’m kind of sick eating cup ramen.
3. Don’t be Ashamed of that Fame
Aside from the money maker, some people get famous from blogging. If you earn some fans, I say own it! Let’s admit it; when people have something nice to say to you, then you feel better about yourself. On WattPad, I love reading potatoes (I call my readers that) comments, and it makes me feel so great about myself, knowing someone enjoys my story.
Own it, baby, own the happiness because you deserve it!
3. Blogging is a Journey
You realize that blogging is more than blogging about your lifestyle but learning about others too. If you’re doing a financial blog, then you would eventually read about how other people save money. It’s like you started with a blob of clay and slowly molding it into something beautiful, like a bird – I don’t know.
Setting that weird analogy aside, I realize that blogging allows me to enter the minds of other bloggers. I learn new things and meet new people instead of staying inside my little bubble. Some bloggers say blogging is a lonely journey, but that’s not entirely true. You’re always out and about indirectly speaking with others – may it be your subscribers, followers, other bloggers, etc.
4. Blogging Teaches New Skills
There is so much more then one can see. I can stay at home my whole life to blog, and I still won’t be able to learn everything others have to offer! Blogging is so much more than just writing [inserttopichere]. It pushes you out of your comfort zone and forces you to acquire new skills to improve – not just in your writing but yourself.
If you decided to start blogging! Tell me, and I’ll check you out! *Wink!*