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4 Reasons to Continue Blogging (Other than Making Money)

Patricia August 4, 2011

Most of us begin blogging because we have a specific knowledge or passion to share with others. Perhaps you love to write, or love you to discuss topics and issues with others whom you may not know. After a few years, however, I’ve found that many bloggers have continued blogging because they want to “make it”—that is to say, they want fame, fortune, or a combination of both. Chasing money on the blogosphere, while not wholly a waste of time, can end up becoming a Moby Dick of sorts. You become so obsessed with money that you lose sight of all else. And when you fail to live up to your expectations, you become dejected, and you may even throw in the towel all together. If you need some motivation, here are a few reasons to continue blogging that you may have forgotten because you’ve been at it for awhile.

1.      You truly enjoy blogging and you want to improve but your writing and technical skills.

This is probably why you began blogging in the first place. You knew that you had a specific set of knowledge on one or more topics, and you wanted to try your hand at the art of blogging. And the art of blogging is so much more than just writing. It’s about learning to write in a very specific way, one that is melds concision with clarity. There’s also the design and development aspect of blogging that requires practiced skill as well. As such, one of the most important reasons to continue blogging is to get better at it.

2.      You enjoy meeting new people who share your same thoughts and interests.

One of my favorite things about blogging is how social it is. Although, of course, you are the one who writes most of the content on your blog, comments enable you to discuss interests with others who feel just as strongly about the issues you care about as you do. This virtual communing with “kindred spirits” is one of the most personally rewarding aspects of blogging.

3.      You enjoy the performance aspect of blogging.

While there is certainly a discussion-focused aspect to blogging, there is also something almost theatrical about blogging, which separates it from writing in other situations. Usually, bloggers use the first person, and if you think of a blog as a platform, then you can easily see how the writing environment becomes a soapbox in which you deliver a monologue of sorts. If you’ve got a performer in you, then embrace the theater inherent in blogging.

4.      You enjoy learning about new blogs and other sources of information.

Although it is wonderful to meet people who are just like you, it can be just as wonderful learning new things from people who are very different from you. My favorite part about blogging is that once you’ve done it for awhile you’ll learn about all the top blogs and bloggers out there. And learning from those who are better than you is one of the foundations of a rewarding life in general.

Of course, there is nothing wrong with pursuing blogging for its lucrative benefits. At the same time, however, you’d be surprised that once you stop making all about the money, you’ll end up with more success, both personally and monetarily.

6 comments
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Blogging is all about sharing experiences, ideas, thoughts, information, etc. People who have the passion for sharing usually are the ones who make money out of their blog. One may have a difficult time generating money out of the blog if it's primarily put up just to earn money. People are smart and they usually can tell the difference.

Noel Addison
Noel Addison

Blogging is not only about making money it is also about communicating with other people. Blogging is a platform where you can freely express yourself and stimulate the minds of your readers. My recent post Mobile Website – Do You Need One?

Richard
Richard

I think that first and foremost is enjoying the process of blogging. If you enter this journey with the sole purpose of making money, then that desire won't sustain your blog for very long. However, if you have a true passion for learning, journaling, and blogging about your topic of choice, then your blog will thrive. My recent post Network Marketing: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Phil
Phil

You sure do have to find a motivation other than money to keep you blogging. If money is your only motivation you may run out quite fast. Finding a topic you really care and wants to share about helps a lot. At least when you get comments you'll be interested in replying. NIce Article Phil @ Best vacuum for pet hair | Best canister vacuum My recent post undefined

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You just enjoy the thought of being in control of something. No one can take it from you,unless you don't pay your hosting account. "Black Seo Guy "Signing Off" My recent post Kidnapped Neil Patel For 20 Min – Interview

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