This is Why You Need to Blog
Everyone’s blogging left and right. I’m doing it, your friend’s doing it, and probably your parents too. If anyone denies it, they’re lying to you. Point being is, everyone is doing it, why aren’t you?
I got addicted to blogging in June of 2011 after I quit my job. Don’t get the idea that it replaced my income. Actually, don’t get into the idea that I’m living well off of it. Although there is cash opportunity, I have yet earned enough to fully secure myself.
Now I’ll stop talking about my unsuccessful blog venture before I drive you away.
Over the past year, blogging has taught me a lot of self discovery things. I know this sound like some corny habitual pathway to the Zen ritual, but blogging became my way of reaching down my inner self.
You might not be into this whole self discovery thing. But if you are socially awkward like me at one point, blogging may just be your pathway to freedom. How?
It creates this character that you are unable to release freely in life. That is, if you are an introvert like myself. And anyone who has social anxiety knows what I mean. Blogging allows you to get down and wild.
Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but there are a lot of opportunities that blogging provides.
Super Abilities to Be Gained From Blogging
You Won’t Suck At Writing
I used to suck at writing. But practice at something long enough, and you’ll become a master at it. Now I’m able to use big impressive words that make me sound intelligent.
(I’m really not)
At the same time, I am now a lot better at storytelling. If you look back at one of my posts from 2011 or even early 2012, you will see that many of my posts made people think what in the world they were reading. Quite depressing I must say.
Blogging overtime teaches you to sound smart and interesting, like oh say, myself. It’s a skill that is gained by doing over and over. In other words, if you are desperate on improving those poor writing skills of yours, blogging is a great way of becoming a New York Times Best Author.
Speak That Fury Mind of Yours!
Lots of people are afraid to let out on what’s on their mind to the whole world. Solution? They hide behind their computer desk like myself, and speak their throttled mind online. Why? Because they can easily drop in and out if people start calling them out.
Being if you are not an extrovert in life, blogging allows you to speak that fury mind of yours, and it may reach out to others who may just be like you, wanting to speak their own throttled mind but can’t. As a result, common things are shared; fury is possibly unleashed as a bond, and you two become more sociable.
This takes into accountability of expanding your network as well.
The last time that I checked, there was around two billion people using the internet. Out of those two billion, you’re going to run into someone like yourself. In other words, you’re bound to cross path with those who wishes to unleash their own fury to the whole world.
Unlock Your Personality
I find blogging to be a great way of unlocking an awesome personality deep inside anyone. Let’s go back to the whole social anxiety thing again.
I had this problem where I would mentally hold back my personality. Like the person who still needs his binky when he’s 13, it’s just strange and unexplainable. It’s as if you want to be ‘yourself’, but your mind is preventing you to do that.
My solution to this: blog.
Blogging is a practical way of letting out your own personality that you’d normally be too embarrassed to share with others in life.
Go make a blog and start sharing embarrassing story if you wish. Perhaps you’d like to let out all that fury on your mind. Either way, you will have the guts to be yourself because this is the internet. You will find it easy to make yourself disappear shall trouble arises. But that’s not the point. The point is that your personality will slowly transfer throughout the real world.
I have gained so many benefits from blogging that I needed to share this with you.
As you share much of your embarrassing stories online, people will begin to pick up on it. Some will laugh at you, but for the most part they will laugh with you.
I have gotten asked by schools to have permission to cite one of my articles, and to review for a book from a publishing company. That’s pretty big when you’re someone like me who have problems expressing his own personality, not having much network to begin with, and speaking his mind to the whole world.
Start blogging now.
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