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10 Amazing Reasons to Start a Blog

I have heard from so many friends, “I want to start a blog”. But something is holding them back and for whatever reason they never take those first steps to begin. This is usually due to a some or all of the following reasons:

  1. Don’t believe in oneself.
  2. Embarrassed of what others might think.
  3. Do not have a good support system.
  4. Work too much and do not have the time.
  5. Put everything else as a higher priority.

I know first hand how awesome blogging is and what a positive effect it has had on my life. So if any of those reasons up above describe part of you and why you aren’t blogging yet, I want to share something incredible with you.

10 amazing reasons to start a blog:

  1. It is a great platform to share inspiration with others. This is the main reason I blog, to share inspiration. I love to share trials and what I have learned when coming out the other side {yes, hind-site actually is 20/20}. DIY’s are also a favorite, event planning, as well as favorite recipes.
  2. A creative outlet. If you love to write, share and inspire then blogging is certainly for you!
  3. Opportunity to meet other people around the world who you would otherwise never have had the chance to meet. These people I have met I would never have been able to if it were not for blogging. I know that I was meant to have them in my life. I love my people!
  4. Helping others. Blogging to me is very service oriented. I share a part of me to help encourage a part of you. In return I hear wonderful stories from readers and they inspire me. It is a circle that is never-ending.
  5. Encourages reading, studying and learning more. This is another favorite part. I have always loved learning and after raising five children was left feeling a bit brain dead. haha. No, but seriously blogging helps me reach for more education.
  6. Blogging helps one stay focused on goals. Since blogging full-time the past year I have become very goal oriented. I love this way of life. It really has opened up an entire world of what is possible through intentional living.
  7. Opens up more time to spend with family and friends.  I will never punch a time clock and by blogging will never have to again.
  8. You get to do something you love every day. If you love to share, love to write, and love to learn this is definitely for you. Sometimes I have to pinch myself because I can’t believe I am actually doing what I love each and every day of my life.
  9. Earn money while you sleep. I put this near the bottom of the list because I first started blogging for personal growth and sharing inspiration. However, by taking that leap of faith to start doing what I love, the universe has opened up a way to earn a living. I feel very blessed that while I am sleeping {literally} I am making money. Yes, that is right, a blog never sleeps.
  10. Freedom. Opportunity to be your own BOSS and that means Freedom with a capital F. I get to make my own schedule, take my own days off, and live my own life without someone dictating to me what I have to do. And that, my friends, is worth all of the money in the world. {Can I get an Amen?}

The key to blogging is to JUST START. Don’t worry about what others may think or how they will feel. You do you and let everyone else do them. There is an entire blogging community out there ready to embrace you and share this journey with you–especially me. Do you know what the best part is? Eventually your family and friends will read your blog and start believing in you. They might even have to eat their words. My husband has had to as of late. hahaha. No, but seriously I used to hear him say, “you are wasting your time blogging” to presently, “you are an incredible writer and were born to do this” and “you are so talented I can’t believe how amazing you are.”

So get on it, START A BLOG TODAY.

To read more on this subject visit:

Blogging 101: Doubt & The Creative Process

Blogging 101: How to set up a WordPress Blog

Blogging 101: Why I do not use Blogger

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  • Reply
    September 27, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    This is a great list and I will print it out for inspiration. I love your beautiful website. It was nice to meet you at Activate. I hope you are enjoying that new camera! What a blogging blessing!

    • Reply
      Amylia Coover
      September 27, 2017 at 11:01 pm

      Thank you Beth, it was so incredibly nice to meet you too! I look forward to following your blog. Thank you for visiting today. xo

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