Today is my 900th blog post. My goal is 1,000. That should happen early next year.
The Huffington Post suggests these are the top 10 reasons to start a blog:
- Attract an Audience
- Establish Authority
- Build Rapport and Engagement
- Create Opportunities
- Organize Your Thoughts and Learn
- Tell Your Story
- Meet New People
- Stand Out
I’m sure all these are fine reasons, but the best one is No. 5, Organize Your Thoughts and Learn. It takes nearly one hour to research and write a blog post that will take you one minute to read. Over nine years of posting, I have learned so much about marketing, psychology, business and technology. Articles and books I never would have read in the past provide fuel for blog ideas.
Should you start writing a blog? Yes, but be ready. As the Huff/Post says, “Blogging forces you to teach yourself what you don’t know and to articulate what you do know. Writing out and articulating your thoughts is a great way to internalize something you’ve learned or experienced.”