Since my word of the year is motivation, and January’s priority is “Grow My Blog”, I thought I’d talk about what motivates me to blog.
I’ve been blogging since November 2009. I know many bloggers who have been blogging since 2013 or even sooner and have many hundreds of followers on all platforms of social media. However, I have less than 200 on every platform. I’ve written here and here on why I’ll never make it big in the blogging world.
Many would have given up by now. But not me. I’m still here, and blogging is still one of my favorite hobbies.
Here are reasons why I still blog even if I don’t make it big or earn income from it. For reasons #1-3, visit Emma over at Ever Emma.
#4) Writing Practice
I began this blog 5 years ago, at midnight, in my college apartment, after my roommates and I had held a “philosophical” discussion. I wanted a place where I could write creatively. Not fiction or poetry–I was already good at that–but non-fiction, which was my weakest point. A few times along the way, I’ve lost sight of that. Many times, I’ve got caught up in the trap of writing to gain followers, and the quality of my writing has suffered. I have to keep reminding myself what the true purpose of this little space is!
#5) The Perks
I haven’t sold a lot of sponsors…so, shameless plug! If you’re interested, I have all spaces open for January and every month after for very cheap!!! And, I’ve only written 1 or 2 paid posts. However, I’ve won many giveaways and have been given many products for free, just for a review. I’ve received products that were sample sizes, and I’ve received products worth more than $50. Now, I’ve put money into my blog–buying a domain, getting a professional design for my blog, and sponsoring other blogs. But, my husband and I both agree that I’ve earned it all back through products!
#6) It’s A Hobby
Plain and simple, I like to blog. It’s fun, I enjoy it, and I’ll never give it up.