WEB & TECH / NOV. 26, 2014
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5 Reasons to Start Blogging

Why is it that most people these days appear to have their own blog? Well, it seems that everything goes online now, and a blog is the most favoured method of getting ideas and thoughts to a broad audience! The opportunities that come with owning a blog are endless; people publish their content online and get a million clicks and instant views! In order to get ahead and raise your game, why not start your own blog and share your work online?

Here are 5 reasons you should start blogging:

#1 Grow your online presence and reputation

This is your chance to develop your social media presence and become more popular within your circles! If you choose to create your own blog, you become in control of your reputation, what’s more, you are constantly growing your personal brand. Also, if you build a blog you can get discovered easier and quicker by professionals within the same industry. If other people wish to see your work, they can simply add your name/initials on Google, put the word “blog” after your name and voila there they have it!

#2 It’s easy and free!

Did you know that creating your own blog is easy as 1, 2, 3? So far, various blogging content management systems (CMS) such as WordpressTumblr, Blog, Overblog, Penzu have made blogging easier than ever! Check these free and user-friendly blogging platforms and choose the ones that suit to your needs and personal style best.

#3 Share your work with others and exchange ideas

Blogging communities are friendly and encourage you to share posts about the things you love! Through forums, emails, comments on your blog you have the opportunity to meet other freelancers and bloggers who share the same interests as you. Take that chance and interact with these people to exchange ideas by giving and getting advice.

#4 Publish whenever you are

No more papers and draft documents! The best thing about blogs is that they offer a portable way of writing and publishing your content online. You can do this by using various blogging tools and apps on your mobile phone as well. Some blogging platforms offer mobile apps to bloggers on Android devices such as WordPress and Freedly, which helps you find relevant blogs to read and share what matters to you.

#5 Boost credibility and get a career

In order to be a successful freelancer you have to take your work online! Whether you are a writer, a musician, a fine artist or a photographer you can present your online portfolio to employers. Alternatively, if you choose to create a blog that is not related to a business, you could start working on something that you enjoy or you are passionate including your hobbies and interests. Potential employers could still visit your blog and get to know you better. Plus they would be able to see that you know how to use social media effectively.

As you can see there are a number of reasons why you should create your own blog. Whether you are a freelancer or not, take advantage of the opportunities that blogging platforms have to offer, choose the ones you like best and start blogging now!

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