So I thought of five more reasons to start a blog! (click here for the first ten reasons)
- You get a new family.
When you start blogging, other people find you and start checking back on a normal basis if they like you and what you’re saying. They continue to comment on your posts and you start commenting on theirs. One day, you wake up to realize that these people that you converse with are now good friends. When you get a bunch of them, they can become a second family, a family you don’t have to buy gifts for Christmas.
- It keeps your long distance friends up to date with your life.
I have been having more and more friends move away. My blog has been a great way for them, at their convenience, to pull up my blog and get an update of what’s happening with my life. This saves much time and frustration, and it makes things like phone calls and visits even more special.
- It helps your friends’ blogs out (because they probably already have one).
Yes, you are probably the only one within your friends’ circle without a blog. That may be an overstatement, but if you get a blog, you can link to your friends’ blogs and help them out. If none of your friends have a blog, then start the trend. Start interviewing them. It gets really funny when your friends type in their name and find your blog at the top of the list.
- You can use your blogging influence to make a difference in the world.
This is a point that the presidential elections have proven. The internet is starting to be a major factor in this world when it comes to elections and social issues. It used to be that you would have to go door-to-door and annoy people, talking about digging wells for in Africa for impoverish children, banning human trafficking in foreign lands or raising aids awareness. But now you can blog about it and make websites about it and people will come to you. The people/family (see point #1) who regularly check your blog want to know what’s on your heart. You have the opportunity to enlist them to the cause of your heart. You, the little person at home on your computer, can do something that affects people around the world.
- You can be a part of something that, in the future, Al Gore will take total credit for starting.
This point sells me.