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The Positive Benefits of Blogging

by Anna Nuttall

Have you ever taken a moment and thought about the positive benefit of blogging? Well, let me show you what I consider to be the positive benefits of blogging.

It’s something we don’t tend to think about is it, the positive benefits of blogging. We just go about our business, where we are busy posting photos, being busy networking and just spending our time writing our piece. But when you pause for a minute and look back at what the positivity of blogging is, it does make you feel like all your blood, sweats and tears are so worth it in the end.

I’m saying this as I keep hearing whispers that the end of blogging is coming, much like how Games of Thrones keep saying winter is coming, well it like that – but there no white walkers. (I should also say, I don’t watch Games of Thrones, so feel free to point out that winter is already here!)

Anyway, there are whispers on the streets about how blogging is over and how more and more people are packing up and moving over to Instagram or to any other platforms. I also keep hearing whispers of how aggressive and angry bloggers are. There no team spirit or a support network much like how it uses to be back in the old day. It just full of angry people telling someone they blogging all wrong. It very often pinpointed on how successful you are.

This makes me think that no one really is talking about the positive benefits of blogging, all I’m getting or seeing from my perspective is negativities.

We really don’t need that do with?

So I’m going to look at the positive benefit of blogging from my perspective. This is how blogging been a positive benefit to me and how it has changed my life – or at least how I view the digital world.

You get to talk to people all over the world:

I was born in the 80s when computer and internet was just a dream. Back in those days, we had penpals and telephone. I remember writing a letter to my friend in the US asking her to buy me something from the states. The correspondent took 2-3 weeks. Just think about that.

Now in the 21st century it a different story, this morning I was talking to people from the US, Japan and Finland. How cool is that? I now don’t have to wait nearly a month for a response, I get it instantly.

When you read blogs, you’re reading someone tales or looking at photos from another country. It easier and so much more fun to talk to people all over the world. So instead of one pen pals, you get loads and you get them instantly.

Your Blog is Your Space:

The best thing about having a blog is having your space online. You get to have complete control on whatever you want to share. As it has been stated in the past, social media platforms don’t really give you much control and it not really your own space. At a click of a button, that social media platform can disappear – then where will you be? With having a blog, you can share your dog photos or even a stupid story which made you laugh. You can choose whether to have a purple logo or a green font. Your blog – your rule.

Freedom to be yourself online:

If you are a nerdy girl who enjoyed JRPG (coughmecough) and want to write about it, then go ahead. You never know you might find someone who shares your love for JRPG. Having a blog gives you the freedom to be yourself. Another example is, if you’re a punk girl who likes flowers in their hair, then go ahead and show it off. Be that hippie and punk.

It becomes more than a hobby:

Well it does, I like to think it a state of mind. It also becomes a job and something where you are to pay your bills with. And when it does, give yourself a high five and help people also realize their dream of blogging full-time. Don’t grumble – give that person a high five and help them with whatever is needed.

Somewhere to share your photos and writing:

If like me and dream of being the next Francine Pascal or even a real-life Lois Lane, then blogging let you have that space where you can share your photos or writing with the world. How cool is that? I know I keep saying the cool word, but it is? It a space where you can share your photos and writing. Whether that is fiction or nonfiction.

Ok, so that was how the positive benefit of blogging, here is a quick list on how you can be a positive force in blogging and turn these negativities whispers in the blogosphere to somewhere that is truly positive.

  • Help people, if someone doing something wrong – then politely show them and help them on their way.
  • Leave a positive comment on their blog post and make that blogger smile or his/her day.
  • Don’t misjudge them because they decided to do something different, maybe they are happier and find it easier that way.
  • Realize that what might work for you – might not work for this blogger. Everyone has a different technique of what has worked for them.

Do you have any of your own positive benefits of blogging to add? What is the positive benefits of blogging for you?

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