Why I Started Blogging

Your attention is the most important asset you have. Be deliberate with it.

Zat Rana

Someone give me a round of applause. Six days in, still going strong. My level of commitment doesn’t usually get this far.

Today’s challenge entails i tell a tale, of why i started with this blogging thing.

I started blogging for a number of reasons really.

Number one and probably least important, i started blogging because i got tired of writing in my journal(too many torn pages and not enough ink to think with my pen) and wanted to improve my writing skills.

Another reason i started blogging is because i had a strong desire to share my writings with the wider world. I thought perhaps i could influence a select few, in a manner that stops bad manners.

Mostly; i started blogging because i came across a blog, that blogged about how to make money by monetizing your blog. It all sounded so easy then.

start a blog.
write a few posts.
monetize your blog.

And viola! money while you sleep.

Well, turns out its not so easy. Or simple.

Five months in, 65+ odd posts later and still no money to be found in and around this blog of mine.

Which begs the question, why not just shut down my blog and start another quick money making scheme? (Perhaps some eCommerce in the universe of verse?)

Probably because i get more follows on my blog than on my Facebook page, more comments and likes then on my Instagram page, and more views then on my YouTube channel.

But; for the sake of my altruistic values , lets just say i blog because i love blogging.

I love reading posts from bloggers who may or may not be making mega bucks with their blogs. I love that i get to engage with interesting birds of a feather that flock together.

Also, I love that i’m constantly having to look at the world through the eyes of people who’s eyes I’ve never even seen before. I love it because it challenges me to write more, in ways I’ve never written before.

But mostly, i love it coz the potential to make money remains.

Image by 200 Degrees from Pixabay

So there you have it ladies, gentleman and birds of a feather. My not so altruistic reasons for blogging. Tell us why YOU started blogging in the comment section below.