Why Be A Blogger?

[This article is by guest blogger Sarah Lam and moderated by Wong Sook Chin.]

Do you know the real reason why you want to be a blogger. For some people, it might be because they want to have an online diary to express themselves while others want to share their hobbies such as reading or playing games.

There are actually several reasons why one wants to be a blogger.

1. You want to earn money

Many people start a blog in the hope to earn money through the blog. The only problem is they might not know how they can earn money from their blog except by using Google Adsense. Money being a factor to start a blog is either a make or a break in the blogosphere.

2. You think you know something

It is obvious that when you blog, you are sharing knowledge with people. In this case, you must have known something that you can teach other people about. For example, you know how to play World of Warcraft and increase your character’s level faster than anyone else so you start a blog to share your tips.

3. Learn something

You will be surprised at how much knowledge you can learn when you start to blog. Imagine having to integrate writing and communication skills when you blog, thus helping you to improve your writing skills and communication skills at one go.

4. Inspire someone

Are you a cancer survivor? Perhaps you can start a blog and talk about your journey through recovering from cancer from surgery to chemotherapy. This will inspire other people with the same fate as you and motivate them to be strong so that they can heal just like you did.

5. The love for writing

You love to write and share it with the whole world about what you have written. You can have a blog to store all your great masterpieces, be it the next ‘Harry Potter’ series or simply poems and short stories that you have written. Mind you, someone might approach you to publish your work if you are lucky!

6. Freelancing portfolio

If you have a website dedicated to your services, that would be great but if you just want a small space on the web to promote your portfolio, a blog would be convenient and easy to set up. Whether you want to showcase your latest designs or writing samples, create a blog and spread them around to your potential clients and friends.

Have you found the real reason to have a blog?

Wishing you all the best^^

Happy Blogging~

4 comments:

Hemsem Ahmike said...

Very inspiring post. Sadly, some people forget the priorities. Most of them just miney money more

Anonymous said...

That's true.

Anyway, this is a great one.

BooNMiNG said...

hi.. your post is reminding me again the real and original reason of me starting my blog..

which is to share my passionate life and continue my interest in writing...

glad that I still stick to that after all these years..

cheers to blogging!! :)

Gorgeous Ol' Eve Loves Vanilla. You? said...

Amen to that :)

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