DailyMorningCoffee would like to welcome Suzanne Edwards as a guest writer to this blog.
People blog for different reasons, there are bloggers who blog to earn a profit through advertising and affiliate marketing revenues while there are bloggers who start blogs to promote their business’ products and services.
There are also hobby bloggers who run personal blogs that serve as their online diaries and journals while some bloggers write to inform, voice out, push their respective political agendas and opinions. Obviously, blogging is used as a platform to express. Hence, there are many personal benefits one can get from blogging.
Blogging Refines Your Communication Skills
One of the most obvious personal benefits of blogging is that it helps you refine your writing skills. Blogging allows you to develop your own unique writing style and helps you to effectively communicate through written words.
Blogging helps you become more adept at researching
Another major skill required in blogging is the ability to research effectively. Through constant blogging, you become more experienced when it comes to doing research. It helps you better understand research tools particularly search engines and online article directories.
Blogging helps you Become a Better Listener
Blogging can also help you become a better-rounded person. Blogging is a way of expressing your own opinions and points of view. Similarly, once you blog, you become more exposed and acquainted to the opinions and points of view of fellow bloggers – which may or may not parallel your own.
Through the different opinions and points of view, you start to see things differently and understand the arguments of both sides.
Blogging helps you broaden your knowledge
Blogging also helps you broaden your knowledge as you start to familiarize yourself and make a name in a particular niche or online community. There are so many inspiring stories of bloggers who came from humble blogging beginnings and are now recognized as experts in their respective fields – and it didn’t happen overnight.
Blogging can be a source of pride and self-actualization
Another personal benefit of blogging is that it can be a source of pride and self-actualization especially for introverts and people with low self-esteem. Every comment, like, share or even page view is a confidence booster for bloggers.
Blogging provides relief from everyday stress
With today’s tough and fast-paced living, blogging can be a way to escape the harsh realities of life and to relieve people from life’s stress. Blogging helps you relax for a while and to see the happy and colorful side of your life’s spectrum.
Blogging gives you the opportunity to meet different types of people
Blogging is a great way to meet and interact with different kinds of people. Most bloggers use their sites as a way to create personal networks and establish long lasting relationships with professionals within their industry. This is definitely important as personal relationships take greater importance than merely driving traffic to your blog.
Suzzane Edwards is a financial advisor and currently works as a consultant for small businesses. When she’s not writing for Cash for Gold, she could be found blogging about simple tips on how people could take advantage of the internet’s numerous business opportunities.
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Nice guest blog! I think that Suzanne did hit some excellent points about some of the fun and fulling side-effects that we as bloggers receive just for doing what we love to do! I really nodded about the part about self-actualization and pride. I think that this is one people don’t always notice they’ll get to experience along the way, but it is indeed cathartic to put our message out there.
I’ve personally learned a great deal about my own communication style and started to observe myself more as a living individual and recognizing more of how I interact with the world as a result of blogging. So I must agree and I do also think that this was a very astute point to bring forth.
Fantastic choice of guest blogger and a rewarding read, thanks!
Cat – I agree with you, Suzanne did a wonderful job at writing this post, it really gives one a real world perspective on the why and how of writing a blog.
Thanks for leaving a comment and for sharing the article.
Suzzane and Praveen,
Really good guest post.
I agree with all of Suzzane’s points about blogging.
I have learned so much since I started blogging. I have improved my writing skills mega fold and have learned how to communicate through writing.
I also listen much more as I go and read other peoples blogs all I can do is listen and when I listen I learn.
Dee Ann – Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. I agree with you that Suzanne’s post has some good pointers for us bloggers and you have rightly said that we learn a lot by keeping our ears open for new ideas and opportunities.
Suzanne makes some good points about why people should blog. My favorite reason is the sense of belonging to a community that you get from blogging. I like to meet people online and offline. What could be more rewarding than building lots of friendships with lots of different and interesting people? That is the best part about blogging.
Ted – Welcome to DMC and thanks for leaving a comment. I agree with you that joining a common forum and getting to know other bloggers with the same vision is a very good learning exercise and we tend to gain a lot from this.
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through your posting. I need to say that it was the 1st article on your blog I
genuinely enjoyed and in which I had a feeling of agreement, know what I mean?
In any case, keep the posting and I’ll be back once again.
yeah I blog because I love sharing my views with others and I learn a lot in this process. I mean who doesn’t want to find about great things happening all around the world. Knowledge equals power. And eventually I would like to earn some money from it. Again who doesn’t??:D
Karan – very rightly said, who doesnt want to make an extra few bucks for all the effort being taken.
Welcome to my blog and good to know you.