Some 20 years ago, blogs didn’t exist. Today, there are over 150 million of them. It’s amazing how blogs have taken over the internet over a short while after its introduction. The demand for content online keeps increasing and so are content writers.
What is a blog?
A blog is also known as Weblog. It is a personal online diary or you can say journal which allows you to share your thoughts and ideas , you can add video, games, pictures, music, you can read comments visitor leave on your blog.
Blogging is the act of posting content on a blog (a Web log or online journal) or posting comments on someone else’s blog.
Now that we understand what a blog is and what blogging is all about, lets check out some advantages of blogging in today’s world.
#1 Get a Better Job
In recent times times, every employer or business owner wants to employ someone with a social influence and online ideas. Nine out of Ten companies will prefer someone who has an online experience or owns a blog to someone who has nothing of such.
“Determining influence is so critical to brands because this is what drives word of mouth validation – typically the most powerful and cost-effective marketing method available.”
Mark Schaefer, from an interview on Inc.com
Simply put, every employer wants to hire someone who can help their brands grow online.
#2You will become a better writer
Just the discipline of sitting down and writing will improve your writing skills. Thinking and planning doesn’t cut it…action and doing does!
#3. You will learn
To write you have to read. There is a very distinct direct bonus from this activity. You will learn …a lot!
Stephen King the novelist summed it up well “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.
#4. Source Of Income
Blogging is one of the smartest ways to make a good income online. In recent times, many full time workers have resorted making some good cash every month from blogging.
#5. Visibility – People will hear about you
People discover information online today, so if you want to be a discovered and become a visible expert then blogging and social media will provide you with the visibility. Conducting a Google search is how we find people and information today not the library or the town square unless you are a stalker.
Geoffrey Rush the Oscar winning actor said “In my career two things have been vital.. Credibility and Visibility”