“Should I start a blog?”
That’s a loaded question, isn’t it?
“Should I start a blog?” is what all bloggers asked themselves prior to blogging and ultimately they all answered, “Yes!”.
For some it worked out. For others, not.
Well to be honest, this whole thing of abandoning blogs really bothers me whenever I see it.
I guess it’s because someone was not guided properly into what a blog or website should be for or simply because someone wasn’t meant to having a blog in the first place.
Many believe that having a blog is very easy right from the beginning just because you can write a few “Hello World” lines and publish that in a few minutes.
But it requires VERY HARD work and many people don’t understand that “small” part of the equation.
A blog isn’t for everyone and with the high rate at which blogs are abandoned, it’s obvious blogging didn’t meet the expectations of many, became too time consuming for some and/or served its original purpose and is no long needed.
That said, there are still many others who want to start a blog, but they don’t know where or how to begin.
I think wannabe bloggers should ask themselves a series of questions prior to starting a blog.
If a wannabe blogger asked me, “Should I start a blog?”, I would answer their question with the question, “What do you believe a blog can do for you?”
Why would I ask that?
I believe blogging has wrongly gained a reputation of being a quick and easy way to make money online, get our writings noticed and/or to build a digital footprint, when in fact, blogging can be very time consuming and can challenge us in many aspects. If a wannabe blogger is not prepared to learn new things or to put in the time and effort, chances are, they will fail.
Now it’s your turn.
What would your one question be if someone asked you, “Should I start a blog?”
Please elaborate on why you would ask the question.
Care to share?
P.S. I have a friend who is contemplating starting a blog. I want them to go into blogging with a good understanding of what all blogging entails. Although they do value what I share about blogging, I believe it will benefit them to hear what other bloggers have to say, as well. I appreciate you taking the time to help not only my friend, but others are considering starting a blog of their own.