You’ve got a great idea and a burning desire to share it with the world. You can see the potential to create a thriving online community around your ideas and they’re itching to start learning anything and everything. But you don’t know where to start. You’ve heard that you can never reach your potential if you’re not embracing your inner child. But how do you take on your inner child without endangering the rest of your sanity? Not to worry. Unacademy Learner is here to help, with this post on 10 reasons to start your own blog. If you’ve got a creative streak, and a burning passion for learning, then read on.
You’ll have more accountability for your learning
The first, and probably most obvious, reason to start your own blog is to keep accountable for your learning. You’ve heard the saying ‘writing it down makes it true’ and for good reason. If you’ve already got a journal or notebook, great. If not, you can also use a digital app like Evernote or Google Keep to jot things down, organize your thoughts and keep track of exactly what you’re learning and what you need to work on next.
You’ll see progress faster
If you’ve ever been to a group learning event, or taken a course online, you’ll know how much more you can see and feel in terms of progress when you’re in a group setting. When you’re on your own, you’re too self-conscious to really take in and soak up the information as thoroughly as you would in a more relaxed environment. That’s where your blog becomes an invaluable place to share your learning with the world. When you see readers commenting and asking questions, it’ll give you the extra push to really dig in and figure out what you’re meant to learn next.
You’ll become your biggest brand advocate
If you’re a business owner, you’ve probably always known that marketing is key, but you’ve probably never been sure of the best way to do it. But, if you’re writing regularly about your specific industry, you’ll be able to tell stories about your company and your services in a way that no one else can.
You’ll make new connections and build your network
Networking is often thought of as something reserved for the corporate world, but networking online is a great way to meet new people, make new connections and expand your network. Start by posting short updates about the people you meet, and the things you’re learning in real life. You can then follow other members of your network, and while you’re following them back, you can see who else they’re following. You’ll be able to meet new people, and make new connections both inside and outside of your industry.
You’ll feel more informed and in control
We’ve all been there, scrolling through social media and feeling like we’re having a panic attack from all the information we’re not in control of. But, if you’re keeping track of what you’re learning and what you’re mastering, you’ll have a much better idea of what you need to work on, and where you need to put in the effort. You’ll feel more informed, in control and empowered.
You’ll build a platform for your future self
One of the best reasons to start your own blog, is that you’ll be building a platform for your future self. Even if you aren’t planning to go into business for yourself, blogging is a great skill that you can use to help you out in a lot of different situations. For example, you can use your blog as an online resume and portfolio to show off your skills and the work you’ve done. You can also use your blog as a way to keep your family in the loop about your life, and the things you’ve been learning.
You’ll be proud of your accomplishments
But, blogging isn’t just about your future success. It’s also about celebrating your accomplishments now. Every time you find yourself thinking about how far you’ve come, and the things you’ve learned, you’ll be sure to be proud of your accomplishments. You’ll be able to keep your head clear, and your energy focused on the things that matter, without getting bogged down by the everyday minutiae of life that can often get in the way of progress.