How blogging impacts life

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Blogging is quickly becoming the norm within many peoples lives but how is it benefitting us in our day to day life?

I’ve been wondering this for a while, and thought that coming up with a list, will help me (and hopefully you) look back if the question ever crosses your mind.

  1. You’ll become a better writer. Writing is communication, and communication is something that we do everyday, whether it be via text, email or social media. Writing improves with practice. Blogging will not force you to become a better writer, but it will help you to become a better writer the more you blog. This will benefit you in your life, as communication plays a large part in everyone’s life.
  2. You’ll become a better thinker. There is nothing harder than trying to think of a topic to write your blog post on. You have to stop, and think deeply, in order to get some inspiration for your latest post. You will delve deeper into the matters of your life and the things that shape them. Due to this, many people decide not to blog based on the reasoning that they have ‘nothing to say’. But in response to that, just keep thinking, because you just haven’t discovered what you want to say yet.
  3. You’ll live a more intentional life. The majority of people who blog, write about their life experiences. As you write, you will begin to think more about who you are, who you are becoming and the reason behind why you do certain things. This is beneficial as it will help you to find inspiration to blog, and in the process, become a better person.
  4. You’ll develop an eye for meaningful things. Blogging requires a filter. It is pointless writing about something pointless. It is impossible to write about every single little thing that you do in your life, or eventually, you will be blogging about blogging. It is best to start blogging about the meaningful things that happen to you. This is something that people enjoy reading, and something that you can look back on.
  5. You’ll meet new people. Whether it be through comments, e-mails, or social media, you may surprised at how quickly you meet people on-line. And by meet people, I mean meeting people that are helpful and will mean something to your life. The blogging community is friendly, encouraging and genuinely cheering for you to succeed – the only thing missing is you, so the quicker you get involved, the better.
  6. You’ll inspire others. Blogging not only changes your life, it also changes the life of others. Because blogs are free and open to the public, it is an act of giving. It is a selfless act of service to invest your time, energy, and worldview into a piece of writing and then offers it to anyone who wants to read it.
  7. It’ll serve as a personal journal. Blogging serves many of the same roles as a personal journal. It trains us to be observant and gives weight to the personal growth that we are experiencing. It trains our mind to track life and articulate the changes we are going through. Your blog becomes a digital record of your life that can never be lost, stolen or destroyed in a fire.

I hope that this has given you some answers, and maybe even some inspiration to get blogging.

The most important thing to keep in mind is that you should always blog for yourself, before anyone else.

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2 responses to “How blogging impacts life

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  2. Point 4 is so important.

    To give an example, I read lots of competent student blog posts about Christmas (presents, parties, TV ads) in the past week (even though it’s not quite mid-November). The only one I decided to include in my round-up was one that talked about the hijaking of the John Lewis Christmas ad.

    There’s a time and place for displaying our normality and solidarity (this morning my social media feeds are quite understandably full of posts about Paris).

    But standing out sometimes involves rowing against the tide or seeing things from a different perspective.

    ‘Think’ was an IBM slogan. ‘Think different’ (sic) was Apple’s subversion of this slogan.

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