In my last post I talked about the first three reasons why you need to blog. Here are the other three:
4. Blogging is a great way to connect with like-minded people
Blogging is another form of social media. When social media works right it is a tool to help one human being connect with another. I’ve met some really great people because of this blog. And I hope to meet many more. I’ve helped a few of them, and some of them have helped me. It’s a great experience. We all want to connect. It’s a drive sown into the threads of our inner being. Blogging is one way to help bring us together in ways that might not otherwise be possible.
5. The discipline of writing will make you a better writer
Looking at my first few posts helped me to really appreciate how far I’ve come as a writer. I’m no William Shakespeare (my lab partner in Marine Biology junior year, not the other guy) but I do alright. I’m getting better and better all the time. Blogging is a big part of that.
6. Putting your ideas in writing clarifies what you do
Writing, by its very nature, promotes clarity. Some of the best ideas I’ve ever had have been refined and perfected on this blog. As they pour from my brain to my fingertips, to the keyboard they get shaped into something even better than had they stayed in my head. Even if there weren’t another living should who benefited from my experience of exposition here, I have. And sometimes, that’s enough.
If you’d like to test the waters of blogging I’d love to help. I’m always open to accepting guest post right here. Click here for more info.
Even if you don’t decide to start a blog, that’s OK. I hope you’ll find some avenue to get your ideas out there to people who need and want to hear them. They are out there. And it’s easier than ever to find them.