Is blogging still relevant in 2020? Should you start a blog in 2020?
Let me share 5 reasons I think it’s still a good idea to have your own blog! 🤓
A Backstory 📖
A little bit more than a year ago, I decided to buy this domain and start blogging again. Yes, again!
I started my first blog back in 2013, but after a while, I stopped posting there. I described some of my first experiences with blogging in the post about Moving from Blogger platform.
But I decided that this time will be different! And here we are, a year later with more than 80 published posts.
With that said, I tough that I may share my 5 reasons why blogging in 2020 is still a good idea!
Top 5 reasons to write a blog in 2020! 🏆
1. Sharing your knowledge / Share your journey 🤓
The first reason and the most important for me is simply sharing my experiences and knowledge.
This may sound trivial, but I really enjoy doing that! 🥰
Besides, when someone approaches me to ask how to do something, I can always send him to visit this blog to get an answer. This is a really satisfying feeling. 😎
2. Build a personal brand as an expert 😎
When you share your knowledge or opinion on the Internet and people are following you, you can slowly become an expert in the field. Or at least this is one way to become one.
In a mean-time, you are still building your own brand and recognition in the industry, which can often help you a lot.
3. Show you know things 🏋️♂️
Depending on what you are writing about, you can show others that you know things, and you know how to deal with the problems.
This will help you to get a job you are looking for as you can always reference your blog to show your knowledge and experience.
And if you are writing about technical details, you can also have public repositories to show your code. 👨💻
4. Reach more people with content marketing 📈
Many people are using Google, Bing, or Baidu every day. When you write, these search engines can easily index your page to later show it in the search results. That way, you can get some organic traffic on your page.
Of course, this requires more than writing one or two posts. You will have to have tens or hundreds of them.
5. Learn something new to create 👨🎨
And what I found a little bit surprising for me was that I need to educate myself from time to time. This can help you be a little bit more grounded in the things you think you know.
When you are running out of ideas for the posts, you have to improvise and find new content you can write about. This can happen many times! Trust me! 😅
The summary 📝
Writing a blog can be fun and satisfying. It requires passion and patience to do, but then you get a nice comment under the post… There is just a no better feeling 🥰
And what I love about my blog is that I can answer the question with “I wrote about that. Find XYZ on my blog!” 😄
If you are starting or you are already writing your own blog, share it in the comment section! Also, you can share your own reasons to write a blog. 🤓
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See you next time! 🤓