It’s no exaggeration to say that blogging changed my life. When I was first getting started with sharing my content with the world and learning the ropes, I really had no idea where it was going to take me or what I’d manage to achieve, Looking back though, getting started – and of course, being consistent even when things seemed really tough – was one of the best decision that I could have ever made.
If you’re thinking about starting a blog, then I can’t recommend it highly enough. You never know where it might take you, and all the doors that it could open up. Here are the unexpected ways in which blogging changed my life…
I’ve created a solid income stream that’s given me freedom from the 9-5
Here are a few things that you really need to understand about making money from your blog… It won’t happen overnight, but it’s very possible to build a generous income stream. You don’t need to have millions, or even thousands of followers, and though you’ll have to work hard and smart, it’s very possible to earn some seriously good cash.
I really can’t overestimate just how much this can change your life. It brings me a massive amount of peace of mind, and I’m so excited for the future and where my earnings will go from here. It means that I never have to be stuck in a job that I don’t enjoy, and I’m completely in the driving seat when it comes to managing my own finances and my earning potential. Need inspiration for monetising your blog? Check out my guide to what you can do today to make more money blogging.
I’ve made lifelong friends with people with the same burning passions and dreams
There’s no denying that blogging can often feel like it’s a very lonely game. Most of the time, you’ll be working on your own from home, and you can start to really miss the traditional office environment where you see other people and have the opportunity to bounce ideas around. Though I’m an introvert and I actually prefer to work alone, I knew that it had the potential become really isolating if I wasn’t careful.
So I decided to turn this potential problem into an opportunity. I started networking with other bloggers, and reaching out and striking up conversations with others in my niche. It can feel daunting to put yourself out there like this, but it has been integral to my blogging career. My blogging friends are the source of a lot of the work that comes my way, but just as importantly, I know that I’m not aline. I have a team of supporters who help me to celebrate my wins and pick myself up when I fail, and of course, I do the same for them. They’re lifelong friends, and it’s great having people by my side who share the same passions and big dreams.
My progress has skyrocketed my confidence and self esteem
It’s completely normal to feel a little scared and apprehensive when you get started with blogging. You’ll wonder whether you can really make it work for you, if anyone would really be interested in reading what you have to say, and if you’re capable of building the kind of skills that are necessary to build a successful blog. You might have practical concerns, too. At the end of the day, blogging can eat up a big chunk of your time, and we all have other responsibilities.
Really though, this is why blogging is so satisfying. You realise that it might not always be easy, and that there will be big challenges along the way that sometimes seem unsurmountable, but you really can do it. Looking at how far I’ve come and what I’ve achieved gives me a huge amount of satisfaction, and I’m so proud of how I’ve developed and grown on my journey. This renewed confidence and self-esteem has definitely helped me in other areas of my life.
Blogging changed my life, and one of the most exciting things here is that I know I’m relatively early on in my journey, and I still have so much that I want to achieve and do. I can’t wait to see where the next couple of years take me, and what opportunities will come my way.
I’m not the only one either… Mommy on Purpose has written a fabulous post about how blogging changed her life, too.
What are the unexpected ways that blogging has changed your life? I’d love to hear your stories, so do leave a comment below!