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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Why Do Bloggers Blog?


Since the day I was actively blogging (2014), I have helped two friends start their own blogs. The first person was Melisa who was so hesitant at first but is still blogging even up to now. The second one is my friend, Sham, who just posted her very first travel post yesterday. Girl, I tell you, this lady's first post is waaay better than mine when I started my blog, haha!

I don't know why I get excited when someone I personally know starts blogging. There are three or four more people I like to see entering the blogosphere. I just feel like they should really be blogging, lol!
My babies, Norbie and Shamaecha who are now grown-ups. Norbie is becoming great with photography, Sham just started blogging. Oh...Time flies! 
So why do people blog in the first place? It's not like you get rich because you're a blogger. Although there are many who have become big in the blogging world, not all of the bloggers become famous. You see, I am no popular blogger but still, I keep on doing it. :)

Bloggers blog to inspire
A blog is a place online you can call yours. Every post is an opportunity to inspire someone - whether the blog is about parenting, business, finance, investing, travel, or food. Bloggers write with hopes that it can uplift or help someone in need.

Bloggers blog to share about their lives
Some people love to share tidbits of their lives. I am one of them, lol! Sometimes, social media is just not enough for all the things we love to share - hence, the blog. I, for instance, love talking about Nate and Dane so much, some people might think I'm so cheesy already, I keep on sharing it on Facebook! harhar. So instead of bombarding my friends' newsfeed, I write on my blog instead.


Bloggers blog to document
Many first time moms find happiness in blogging. It's where we write our children's developmental milestones, hoping one day when our babies grow older, they'll look back and read the posts. And you know, be thankful they have more photos to see, kasi ako, ilan lang ang pictures ko nung bata pa ako, haha. 




Bloggers blog to provide insights and reviews
With the rise of technology, more and more people go online for tips and advice from websites and blogs.  Many readers check travel blogs first before planning their itinerary. Others check for product reviews before making a purchase. This is why it's also important for bloggers to be careful with what we advise online.

Bloggers blog because it's their passion
Many bloggers just write because it's what they love to do. No ifs, no buts, they just write because it makes them happy. For me, blogging is like writing in my journal and I don't think I'll stop anytime soon. I might take a hiatus but stopping is not one of my options.

Many are asking, can you turn this passion into profit? To some, yes, they write and earn at the same time. There are opportunities that come along the way, but that should not be the reason why one should start blogging. Because if it is, baka ma-bore ka kasi money doesn't follow right away. I've been blogging for years and this blog has given me some opportunities to earn extra but it's not really huge. So if money was the reason I created this, I would've stopped a long, long time ago. I know the same is true for other bloggers.

One thing that keeps a blog going is CONSISTENCY. Anyone can create a blog anytime they want, as many as they want, with all the awesome themes and plugins they want. However, it takes consistency to maintain a blog.

So to my friend, Sham, welcome aboard, keep it up! ♥

My blogger friends, what else did I miss? :)

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16 comments:

  1. Agree, it is so easy to start a blog but it is not easy to maintain it. I'm blogging since 2011 and marami na rin beses na tinatamad na ko, so I just took a break. Though, pakonti ng pakonti posts ko, I don't think I will stop in the near future.

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    1. Here's to more years of blogging and commex to us! ♥

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  2. I started blogging on tabulas way back highschool days, anything under the sun. I just wish I could retrieved it para mabasa ko ka-baduyan ko nun. Nyahaha! I started my travel blog way back 2012 "gelaikuting" I even bought 3 domains for it kaso di ko na-maintain because I got married and had a baby. I have created a new one last 2015 and happy that I've been active until now, will be getting a domain *hopefully* on 2018.

    I blog for passion. I love writing my experiences and it's like my online scrapbook. I write anything under the sun - travels, but now what I am a mother, I write more about parenthood and baby product reviews. I love blogging because from documenting my life, I have gain more online friends like you, hopefully will meet in person soon. :)

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    1. I love reading your blogs, sis, so keep it up! I hope to see you soon. ♥

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  3. While reading this, I was like "all me" hahaha. I get excited whenever I encourage someone to finally start blogging. =) I feel everyone should. Everyone has something to share, maybe not in writing form, but vlogging, audio, photography...=) I've been blogging for more than 12yrs now and now matter how I stop I end up writing again. =)

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    1. You know, you're right about that! We all have stories to tell, doesn't have to be a blog anyway. :) Tagal mo ng nagba blog, sis! ♥

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  4. I love it when my friends blog, too! Unfortunately, no one but me blogs consistently due to hectic schedules. About blogging, I can't count how many times my blog has benefited me, from remembering dates to being my online professional portfolio :D

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    1. Ang galing din ng blogging talaga no? Brings back the memories, hehe.

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  5. Welcome, Sham. Hope to meet you someday. Ako I blog because I want to document my boys' funny anecdotes plus I find writing as my way to someone release any emotion I'm feeling. I seldom make kwento kasi and my outlet lang is to write. Then ive discovered blogging can help you somehow earn and save money, make a name in the writing industry, and yes, inspire. So to Sham, keep inspiring.

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    1. Glad to meet you through the blogging world. ♥

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  6. I can totally relate! It feels good whenever you inspire someone to blog and they actually start to blog. Also, we have a bloggers society here in our place that makes blogging more fun and exciting. :)

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    1. That's great to hear, a blogging group sure does make blogging even more fun!

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  7. I agree to all of those sis. Makes me realize I am blogging for 7 years na pala. My blog helped me express my self and gain confidence. Earning from blogging is a bonus. Baligtad naman sa akin, my blog inspires me to write kahit hindi ako magaling magkwento haha.

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    1. Ang galing sis! Tagal mo na sa blog! Ikaw nga actually ang unang blogger na nakilala ko e. :) Naging access ko to more blog groups. :)

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  8. I started blogging to document my third pregnancy and our new life then as a blended family. I also wanted to share stuff about our journey, the things that I learn, etc. Over time, my blog also became a good income stream. But taking all that aside, I blog because I love to write, and I also don't see stopping anytime soon. :)

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    1. See you around in the following years, sis! :) ♥

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