5 Reasons Why Blogging Is A Challenge You Should Embrace
Is blogging a challenge or not? Have you ever had that question arise in your mind? If blogging isn’t a challenge, why do so many blogs fail?
If it is a challenge, what does it do to us? Because challenges, though difficult, help us learn new things and make us stronger. My take on the issue revolves not only around the difficulties, but it also points out the benefits of this beautiful challenge.
Blogging is a Beautiful Challenge
Why did I choose to write this post about blogging as a challenge? The answer to this question is a question I needed to answer.
To be exact, it was a question by a blogging lover, Adeel Sami on Quora. He asked whether blogging was a challenge.
Let me answer that question here. In my opinion, blogging is a challenge. But there’s a catch. It’s not an ugly, mundane, and boring challenge.
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And in this post, I have listed five massive reasons to back my statement.
You Become a Better Writer
What is a blog anyway? It’s a website containing blog posts. You write blog posts to make a name in the blogosphere. That’s what a blog is all about.
Well, it is. Writing content is the core activity among your blogging heroics. Let’s see what happens with our writing skills.
- What happens when you keep writing? You become better at it!
- What happens when your content does not receive attention? You improve your writing!
- What happens when your content starts getting engagement? You understand what works and write that way.
To sum up, you learn how to write a blog post. You become a better writer!
You Gradually Become an Expert
There’s a prerequisite for this to happen. Let me explain. Have you ever seen Ronaldo playing as a keeper, then as a defender and then as a forward? No. You didn’t. Because he’s an attacking player. He remained an attacker and became the best at it.
Same is the case with Messi. They’re the two most phenomenal football players on this planet. Why? Because they have been playing as attackers all their careers.
The prerequisite that we’re talking about is FOCUS. You need to choose one niche.
What happens when you pick a niche? You learn more and more about it. As you post regularly, you earn a sweet recognition. People consider you an expert in that field. That’s the reward of focus and consistency.
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You Acquire Multiple Skills
Can you survive in blogging if you only write and do nothing else? No. You need to do various things to create a single post. Writing a single article involves following skills.
- Content Writing
- Graphic Designing
- Keyword Research
- Content Marketing
- Social Media Management
- Email Marketing
As a blogger, you become acquainted with several technical things. For example, as part of my blogging journey, I’ve become acquainted with following things.
- Keyword Research Tools
- SEO Tools
- Social Media Platforms
- Relationship Building
- Communication Skills
Blogging so diverse in nature that you learn so many things on the go. It’s a challenging thing to do to learn so many things but isn’t it sweet too?
You See Results of Your Efforts
When you start blogging, no one reads your blogs except, maybe, your mom. Moms are so supportive. But things change. They change when your efforts come in.
- When you post more and better content and market it, people start coming to your blog.
- Then you do get a few guest posts up on other blogs and link back to your blog. People start coming to your blog from those posts.
- You do SEO, and your blog begins getting traffic from Google.
- You comment on other blogs, and people come to your blog from your comments.
There’s a connection between effort and reward. The more regularly you publish on your blog, the more traffic you get. You can experiment with content length. Practicing different types of blog posts can be tried. You can even play with headlines.
Whatever you do on your blog brings a result that you can analyze. It’s a beautiful feeling. You see the results of your honest efforts.
You Develop Great Relationships
This is one of the best things about blogging. You build relationships. All kinds of relationships. Don’t get me wrong. When I say all kinds of relationships, I mean: –
These are the people who you read and seek guidance from. They are the ones who guide you through the initial phase of blogging as well as the advanced strategies. You find them. You seek them. They become your friends. You should!
There are people who are somewhere closer to you in their journey of blogging. They are learning things, doing hit and trial, and making progress; some better than the other.
You’ll find yourself wanting to be with these people once you start your blog. They’ll share strategies and tools. They’ll have time to discuss things with you. In most of the cases, peer relationships go a long way and become stronger.
Remember the second reason? You become an expert. And what does that do? It brings you the followers. These are the people who seek you as a mentor or a guide.
They are the people who read your blog posts and thank you for delivering value to them. They become your subscribers, share your content, and support you all the way because they trust you.
It takes a lot of time and effort to make that happen, and you should stay loyal to them when it does. The blogger who doesn’t make new connections and develop quality relationships is a blogger willing (and destined) to fail![clickToTweet tweet=”The blogger who doesn’t develop quality relationships is a blogger willing (and destined) to fail!” quote=”The blogger who doesn’t develop quality relationships is a blogger willing (and destined) to fail!”]
I loved writing this piece. I really did because it has refreshed for me what it means to be a blogger. There are endless possibilities. And I love seeing results of efforts the most.
The five reasons we have gone through in this post have been summarized below.
- You become a better writer.
- Blogging with focus makes you an expert.
- Blogging so diverse in nature that you learn so many things on the go
- You see the results of your honest blogging efforts.
- One of the best things about blogging is that you build quality relationships.
If you ever considered blogging a challenge, I hope this article has assisted you.
Is it a challenge or not?
If yes, is the challenge beautiful or ugly?
I would love to know what you think in the comments below. You just have to click a social button and share this information with others if you find it worth sharing. Thank you for reading and all the support.