Why I Started a Blog Even Though Blogging is Dead
The number one question I get regarding my blogging business is: “Isn’t blogging dead?”
In a sense, yes, blogging how we’ve known it is dead. Think about it.
Everything is on a trend.
We all know how trends work. One day something is super popular and the next day it’s completely dead. We’ve seen the rise and fall of many things over the years.
In the same sense, blogging how we knew it 10 years ago it’s absolutely dead. Hardly anyone is making a living posting diary-type entries on a blog these days. Back in 2007, blogging was dedicated to writing about your everyday life, family, pets, friends, and activities.
There isn’t that much of that kind of blogging happening these days. You know what is happening though?
Research. People have questions and they demand answers.
In our modern technology era, it is so easy to get an answer to almost every single question we have.
Want to know how to make a face mask? There’s a blog post for that. Interested in learning how to make a salmon dinner? There’s a blog post with the perfect recipe for salmon. Want to know how to start a business? There is a blog dedicated just to starting a business.
The point is, blogging is not the diary it used to be. It has evolved into a more informative platform for people to have questions and get them answered by people they know, trust, and rely on.
So, is blogging dead?
Nope! The new era of blogging as a business is just starting.
There are so many people that make a sustainable and comfortable living just from running a blog. And then, there are people who are making literally hundreds of thousands of dollars a year from blogging. Yep, you read that right, hundreds of thousands of dollars just from blogging.
That is just further proof that blogging isn’t dead.
However, if you want to start a blog that documents your daily life and activities, you might want to consider making that a hobby blog and not a business blog. While there is a chance for a blog with that kind of content to succeed like I previously stated it’s a bit outdated and it’s not what people on the internet are reading.
Why I started a blog
Now that you understand a bit more about if blogging is dead, let me fill you in on my story.
A few years ago, I had this great idea to write a book. I had it outlined and everything.
Then, I told my friend. Guess what. She hated the idea.
She basically gave me a bunch of tough love and told me that no one was going to buy my book because I had no audience built up. Her solution? Start a blog.
At first, I was extremely against that idea. Me, a blogger? Been there, done that. No thanks.
But the more I thought about having a blog as a business, the more the idea grew on me. So, I went ahead and started this blog.
After I launched the blog I quickly realized that my initial book idea was garbage (so I never wrote it). But fast forward 3 years and my blog is still around and it’s doing great.
Should you start a blog?
Now is the perfect time to get started with a blog.
If you have ever thought about starting a blog, the time to start is now! Don’t keep putting it off. There are so many benefits to being a blogger:
- You get full creative outlet over your blog
- All your success is based off of your own hard work
- A blog is a profitable side hustle and a great way to earn a passive income
- Running a blog can turn into a full-time job/income in a short amount of time
- Blogging gives you the chance to help a devoted audience and readership
- Blogging is extremely fun and very rewarding
If you don’t know anything about starting a blog, don’t worry! It’s actually really easy.
The first thing you need to do is sign up for a hosting site. The reason you need to host your blog on a professional site is so that you can actually control and own your blog.
When you have a .com or a .net, you are the true owner rather than if you have a .blogspot.com, which is not owned by you. Simply put, you need to spend the few bucks to claim rightful ownership. And, it really is only a few bucks, $3.95 to be exact. That’s extremely cheap, especially with all the money you’ll be making in the near future from your blog.
Once you’ve signed up for your website hosting, the next step is to find a niche that you want to blog about. I recommend that you focus in on a specific niche so that your audience always knows what to expect from you.
From there, start cranking out blog posts and when you’re ready to monetize the money will soon follow.
Steps to Start a Blog
If you still aren’t if you should start a blog, or if you aren’t sure the steps you need to take, check out these helpful articles.
This is by far one of the best and most lucrative online businesses you can start right now and I’m so excited for you.
Once you have your blog set up, email me your domain name so that I can check it out: firstname.lastname@example.org