Want to know if blogging is really for you?
You’re not the only one. I have many clients pondering back and forth wasting precious time thinking about what to do with their precious time. Well worry no more. Here are a few easy ways to know whether blogging is worth it for you or not.
1. You have something to say
One of the easiest giveaways whether someone should be a blogger or not is if they have something to say. It doesn’t have to be informative, or entertaining, or even correct. As long as they have an opinion and a strong urge to express themselves or a story to tell, it’s good enough.
If you can’t stop talking about things or keep coming up with random ideas in your head, you should be a blogger (or vlogger, or podcaster).
2. You like to write
If you feel empowered by writing and don’t notice the time flying by, you’re a great candidate for blogging. Most people don’t blog because they hate writing. If you like writing, can write, write easily, type fast…blogging would be much easier to you than to others.
3. You like connecting with people
You have to be serious about this. It can’t just mean only in the sense of making business transactions. I mean talking to people even if you make no money and get no benefit from it other than having connected and shared thoughts with someone.
Blogging is an incredibly powerful way to open yourself up to the world, let others peer into your soul. Which in turn opens others up to you. If you care about having this ability…blogging is truly incredible for that.
4. You prefer blogging over other activities
I really mean this one as well. You shouldn’t be a blogger if you’d rather do so many other things. The worst bloggers are always the ones who do it like 5 months later, after everything else was done and they happened to be on an airplane with no internet. The best ones, wake up in the morning and lose track of work deadlines because they were so busy ranting about something.
5. You believe in the benefits of blogging
I often see small business owners mulling over their decisions or whether or not to start a blog. And most of the time, their main reason is because EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING IT.
I can tell you right now, that’s the worst to be a blogger. To write because you feel that’s the only way to fit into your industry. And to write without believing that you’re offering any value. Or that reader would even care about what you have to say. If you don’t see tremendous value in blogging, you probably shouldn’t do it.
- The BENEFITS of blogging (coming soon)