There are so many blogs on the interwebs today. But for just as many active blogs out there, there are probably more that start with all intentions of joining the blogging world and end up burning out in the first couple weeks or months. Blogging isn’t “easy” by any means. There’s a lot more to it than appears on the surface.
I’ve been blogging for a little over 3 years now, and still don’t consider myself an “expert.” In fact, I’m still learning more about it every day. There’s no “rule book” to blogging, every blogger has their own process, thoughts, etc. but I think this pros/cons list is something that all bloggers can relate to across the board.
If you’re thinking of starting a blog, consider this list of pros and cons before pulling the trigger.
Creative Outlet – Blogging is a great way to unleash creativity with things like writing, photography, or videos. It’s where you can express yourself!
It’s time consuming – Putting a good post together, promoting your posts via social media, keeping your blog’s look fresh, connecting with other bloggers and brands. There is SO much that goes into blogging, it’s essentially a full-time job (in addition to your regular “day job” – if you have one).
Expenses – You can absolutely blog on the cheap by taking advantage of Blogger’s free platform and templates. But if you want to be taken seriously as a blogger, purchasing your own custom domain ($10/year) and your own template are a must.
Content Curation – Every blogger has come across the running low on post ideas problem. Especially if they’ve been around for awhile. Some days countless ideas will flow, and others, you’re scrambling to figure out what to write about.
Fellow bloggers, do you relate? Any others to add to the list?