Seven Surprising Reasons You Should Keep Blogging or How To Get A Positive Blogging Mindset

“I believe the term “blog” means more than an online journal. I believe a blog is a conversation. People go to blogs to read AND write, not just consume.” (Michael Arrington)

Do you still love to blog? Yes, yes?? Ahhh, good, then you need read no further.

If however, you are amongst the many who (after a certain time frame) start thinking about quitting their blog or maybe trying something else, then this post is for you!

Reasons You Should Keep Going

1. You're good at it and you have learnt so much!!

Aside from what others may tell you from time to time or maybe what they don’t tell you (not enough of us share our positive thoughts sometimes) if you’ve been working hard and learning lots about your niche, then you probably know what you’re talking about it!!  The very fact that you are a unique individual means that you also have a totally unique ‘take’ on your subject matter. This means you have something very valuable to share!

2. Every blogger is a teacher, too.

 I like to think along the lines that every blogging connection and cyberfriend I make along my blogging journey is someone sent to teach me something. Not only do you gain skills as a writer by blogging, you also gain knowledge by reading what others have to share with you.

3. Blogging itself teaches you to be resilient.

My young children are learning this skill at school. They are taught to interpret their experiences in such a way as to ensure that they always bounce back and are often reminded of Rule Number 6, which simply states “Don’t take yourself too seriously!”

I think these are great thoughts to keep in mind, if you ever feel let down or disheartened in your blogging or marketing endeavours. Just keep on going, you’ll get there!!

4. Everyone is listening.

 Despite that at times we don’t get 100% feedback, I think bloggers have to keep the fact in mind that other people are listening. I have spoken (in the real world) to people who have read blogs (and loved them!) for years and never ever left a comment (personally I couldn’t do that as I love to talk/comment!!).

5. By starting and maintaining a blog, you are leaving a legacy.

Think about this for a minute:- everything you have ever said in cyberspace stays there forever!!

6. Not everyone can do it!!

Despite the fact that there are millions of blogs in the world, not everyone on the planet will write one. For many people even the very idea of writing and being out in a public arena is way too scary. Some could never do it, so appreciate the fact that you can and keep on doing it!! Nurture your own awesomeness!!

7. You're discovering new things about yourself.

At least I think you are. Let me know in the comments if you agree or disagree about that one! Whilst I have spoken to many who say they have grown, learnt and changed as people all through blogging and still others who have cherished blogging friendships, I would love to hear what blogging has taught you!

Can you add a number 8 or 9 to this list?

Apart from your own marketing or business success with blogging, what have you gained through blogging from a personal perspective?

Do you see yourself as a teacher or mentor to others?

If so, does this motivate you to keep on blogging?


14 responses to “Seven Surprising Reasons You Should Keep Blogging or How To Get A Positive Blogging Mindset

  1. Great encouragement, thanks for sharing!

    8. Maybe one day you can sell your blog for money.

  2. 7 huge “YES’s” from me Monica. There is so much more to blogging than some guy behind a computer screen supposedly making a lot of money. And as well all have heard, keeping a journal is very healthy for the mind, and that’s one reason why I only blog about experiences from my life–it acts as my journal.

    Great post Monica!!


  3. Suellen Hughes

    Thanks for the post Monica. I have been blogging for about 12 months and although I enjoy it, I sometimes don’t feel I’m getting anywhere and question the return on time investment.

    However, your points made me feel better about blogging, so thanks.

    A potential number 9 “It makes you think about your subscribers”. When I blog, it gets me out of my own head and (hopefully) into my readers’ heads.

    Thanks for reminding me of all these great reasons.

    • Hi Suellen,
      You’re welcome! Just visited your blog and love you no-fluff personal development style!
      Glad I was able to make you feel better about blogging too. 🙂 I think your ideas are very valuable one’s and yes, you must keep sharing them !!
      Love your most recent post, by the way.

  4. I do it because I get something out of it. Others get different things out of it than I do. But for me, that is key.

  5. Mon, I’ve been blogging for over eight years. I especially like #4. You have no idea your impact. You do want to make sure that you are getting traffic and it’s not all bouncing away. But you can never take the number of comments on a post as the best indicator of impact.

    • Hey Alison,
      Glad you liked that one. I decided to include it after a friend shared with me her love of reading a particular blog about interior design. She had been reading (daily) for a year and told me how she checked everyday to see if the author had posted and was always disappointed if they hadn’t.

      I understood how she felt and then asked her if she’d ever commented. ”No, never”, she replied. She just wasn’t comfortable doing that. Yet…. she really loved the blog.
      I’m a chatty person in real life, so guess I will always leave comments when I’ve read something I’ve enjoyed, but I do understand people’s desire and preference to stay in the cyber shadows.
      I always welcome comments – it gives me a chance to connect with people and also often gives me ideas for posts, as well.
      By the way, thank you for your comment. 🙂

  6. Monica,

    The #4 really inspires me. Everybody is listening. Being listened to creates a different sense of inspiration. I may not have thousands of subscribers or regulars readers but every time I receive a comment or I get a new subscriber signing up for my feeds I feel like I am doing something important. This gives me more energy and motivation to keep going.

  7. I’ve found that I want to keep blogging because of the great people. There really are some incredible people out there that you can connect with. I’ve also learned quite a bit through my own blogging that I never would have known. It’s a great learning tool for sure!

    • Hi Mitchell,
      Welcome! Yes, I agree! There are some great people out there that are willing and able to connect and share their knowledge.
      I too have learnt heaps! I was just saying on a comment over at another blog, that when I stop to evaluate my time investment here on my blog, I always think not so much in terms of ‘how big is my blog’, but in terms of how much have I learnt and continue to learn through blogging. And the answer to that question is – heaps!Thank you for connect with me!