01 Dec 2016

Here’s why 2017 is a good time to start writing a blog

Blogging has a number of benefits that can change us and make us better at what we do.

Blog Writing

I’ve been blogging for almost 6 years now and its been the most fulfilling experience by far.

When I started writing I would always be worried about how many people read my post, like it and comment on it. For a while I even stopped writing because the responses were not that great.

But thankfully I learned that writing a blog is more for me than for others. This revelation just changed my thought process and the more I started writing I realized the difference it made to me.

In this article I want to share some of the benefits of writing a blog and why it is a good idea to start writing a blog from 2017.

1. Lets you think deep

Since the time I started writing it has enabled me to think deep about life and the things that matter to me.

Often times we are absolutely ignorant of whats happening in and around us, we like to go with the flow even if it doesn’t make any sense sometimes.

I believe as you start writing for your blog it will make you a lot more sensitive to the world around you and you will start thinking deeply about life and help explore the world around you.

2. Keeps you focused

Writing is an art and it needs to be approached with love, intensity and much focus. You might be a very talkative person in general but as you start writing you will realize that writing is quite different from just sharing thoughts verbally.

You have to choose the right words, frame the right sentences, engage your reader till the end. And all of it needs a lot of practice and focus.

You might not possess these skills right from the beginning but as you consistently pour your thoughts on paper or on computer you will develop these skills.

One other important thing that will help you is to read a lot, whether books, articles etc. Reading has helped me a lot in developing focused approach while writing.

3. If you’re writing for your business it sharpens your business focus

To write for your business you need to know your audience well and cater to their taste of reading.

Writing a blog for your business will enable you to understand your customers better and also allow you to write focused content.

Blogging has helped many businesses to grow and influence their industry and it is considered to be one of the best tools for marketing.

4. Lets you inspire your people

The world needs inspiration and a voice that will guide them to make better choices to make this world a beautiful place.

My blog A Father’s Heartbeat was my attempt to inspire my sons by posting stories and lessons that will enlighten them as they grow up. I couldn’t think of a better way than writing a blog. And the best part is that the lessons that I share is not just limited to my sons but others as well.

I want to encourage you to join the band wagon of many more like me and share your stories and thoughts that will inspire the world and make it a better place to live.

5. Enables you meet new people and build a strong network

Writing a blog will also open up opportunities to meet new people with similar interests. And as you network and interact with more people you will gain more insights and knowledge from them.

My homeschooling articles on A Father’s Heartbeat has opened up tremendous opportunities to meet with new people in the past few years and make friends across the globe.

That’s it for now and hope this article provokes you to kick start your blogging journey and do share your blog link when its ready.