There are many reasons to blog and while marketing your business is a popular motive other reasons emphasize personal development! In either case blogging will do you little good unless you’re able to build a solid base of return visitors to your site! Remember without people viewing what you write, you have no traffic, no feedback and therefore little reason to even develop content you can post! On the other having return visitors view your updates serves as motivation to continue your writing which can lead to the 3 following self development benefits!
Improved Writing Skills
Any blogger will tell you that to keep your blog ‘alive’ you must continually develop content you can post to your site! In so many words you can expect to be writing quite a bit and frankly the more you do so the better you WILL become! Writing is not as much a talent as it is an acquired skill so get busy acquiring this VERY important skill if you intend to ‘cut it’ online! An ongoing ‘barometer’ of how well you write will be found in the number of return visitors your platform gets!
Idea Development Increases Clarity
Our thoughts and ideas mostly occur when we’re in a state creative thinking! What our creativity often yields however are loosely structured patterns of thought that we must learn to better interpret and thus understand! When you develop content from ideas you have you are forced to express yourself in a way that everybody understands, including you! Being able to bring clarity to sometimes random thoughts or emerging ideas is at the core of what it takes to develop content effectively! Here too since blogging involves mostly the development of ideas, in many cases your own, it is a great way to ‘practice’ how to put your thoughts into words!
Comments Expand Your Thinking
Although you may blog to earn the loyalty of return visitors, these same people can also offer feedback that can expand your thinking! Comments make not only for a greater sense of community on the site itself but also for those thought provoking instances from which the individual blogger can grow!
One of the best reasons to blog other than marketing your business is to strengthen certain skill sets you need to be successful online! Both bloggers and business entrepreneurs alike need to communicate effectively online and blogging helps to sharpen this skill! Of course when blogging the biggest indicator of your communication abilities can be found in the number of return visitors you receive! 3 huge self development benefits blogging can give you are the topic of our discussion today! These benefits range from making sense of the ideas you have, to being able to develop content from these ideas while improving your writing as well! As you can see, each of these skills are instrumental in becoming a better communicator, which you will need if marketing your business online is your goal!