What’s great about blogging? Let’s take a closer look. There are a lot of jobs out there. But, only a few can be called the best jobs in the world. What makes these jobs so great? They usually offer a good work/life balance, pay well, and are exciting and fun. So, what are the best jobs in the world?
According to my research, some of the more popular ones are data scientist, marketing manager, software engineer, human resources manager, and web developer. But this is not why you’re here. You’re here because you found the headline of this article curious enough to click on it. Or perhaps a friend sent it to you, and you had enough time to give it a go. Let’s hope you’ll not be too disappointed by my thoughts and writing.
I am currently in the process of moving. Even though I took days off from my day job, I still continue blogging. Why am I loading so much on my shoulders? Shouldn’t I just let it go for a couple of days and focus on one thing? I probably should do just that, but perhaps it’s not that I work for the sake of working. Perhaps I’m blogging to relax. Maybe it helps to fight the stress. Or perhaps it’s just a way to procrastinate, even though a creative one perhaps.
I just finished the last box of the day, took a cold soft drink, grabbed the laptop, and now I’m writing as I’m sitting on my balcony at 1:49 AM. I can write a blog while relaxing and looking at the stars at night. What a cool job is that? Of course, there are many bloggers out there who wouldn’t call blogging a job, and it’s possible that they write without the intention of doing that professionally and without the expectation of earning any money from it. That’s totally fine as well. I love that idea, actually. I am not much different, but for circumstances that are partially luck and partially perseverance, I just happen to earn some money with it.
As you are reading this article, there are some ads from Google that are shown to you, and even though you might ignore them entirely, they help me finance everything that I do without thinking too hard about what I should do next, even though I might not want to do that. Unless you’re one of the approximately 70% of all Internet users who use a sort of adblocker, in that case, you’re not contributing, but I’m just writing the facts and not trying to give you a guilt trip. I’m confident you have good reasons for that as well.
What are some reasons why blogging is great to me?
So much for the introduction and what’s happening over here right now. Let’s get back to the topic at hand without too much fluff. I certainly don’t intend to waste your time. What makes blogging great? What makes blogging one of the best jobs in the world? At least in my books, if that accounts for anything. Let me share my thoughts with you, and perhaps at the end of the article, you might agree with all the points or at least with some of them.
One of the best things about blogging is that it’s a job that can be done from anywhere in the world. As long as you have an Internet connection, you can blog from anywhere. This means that if you want to travel, you can easily take your job with you. You don’t have to worry about finding a new job in a new location. You can also work from home, which means that you don’t have to commute to an office every day. This can save you a lot of time and money.
Another great thing about blogging is that it’s a very flexible job. You can work whenever you want, and you can take breaks whenever you need to. There are no set hours, and you don’t have to answer to anyone but yourself. This means that you can easily fit your job around your other commitments. Another great aspect of blogging is that it’s a very creative job.
You can express yourself in whatever way you want, and you can reach people all over the world with your words. This is a great way to connect with people and make a difference in the world. You can also co-blog with other bloggers and make friends like that. Maybe not all projects will last forever, but even a small guest blogging exchange might help to increase your readership.
Blogging is also a great way to make money. If you build up a large enough audience, you can start to make money from advertising and sponsorships. You can also sell products and services through your blog. This means that you can earn a good income from your blog if you put in the hard work. As far as social media goes, it’s one of the most important tools for a blogger.
It allows you to connect with your audience, promote your blog, and build up a following. It’s also a great way to interact with other bloggers and collaborate on projects. If you’re tired of typing, why not try doing a podcast or also doing vlogs on YouTube? If you experiment with formats and media, you can possibly even reach more people.
Your voice is important
If you’re one of the few who are lucky enough not to be concerned about money, you could still use your blogging superpowers as an ambassador for good. You could use your influencer powers to talk about things that matter to society and the environment. Of course, you don’t need to preach but report your observations and share your ideas on how to do better. You’re maybe not the CEO of a large firm or a politician, but your voice is also powerful.
I want to end the post on a positive note. You know that technology is for everyone. But do you feel confident enough to start your own blog? Based on an earlier article from me, I wrote a guide on how to start a blog in only a couple of clicks, which takes only minutes. Of course, there’s a lot to learn, but it’s possible to get started in five minutes. And if I can’t persuade you to start your own blog, that’s fine as well.
Fortunately, you’re living in the year 2022, and there are plenty of solutions online for all sorts of requirements. If you don’t want to manage your own blog and website, you can also use platforms like Medium or the blogging feature on LinkedIn to publish your articles to the Internet without worrying too much about technical things and without paying a single cent. You could also try a website builder if you want a little more control without the technical challenges.
If this is also not something you want to look into, you can try using social media networks to start writing your thoughts down. A couple of tweets in a thread already could be considered as good as a blog article. Some might even prefer that format nowadays. It’s important to remember that blogging isn’t about writing down as many words as you can into some magical difficult technical box and hoping that anyone will discover and read it. Blogging is to share your thoughts and help others. If your thought is compact enough, of course, a single tweet will do just fine.
It doesn’t matter how you start – but you should start. Writing is good for your soul and brain. You can put down complex thoughts and ideas and even rant about something that grinds your gears. You’ll realize that it frees up space in your mind and that you’ll also be able to let go of negative thoughts easier. You don’t need to study writing style and grammar beforehand either – just start, and you’ll learn and improve over time.
If you want to start in a perfect shape, you’ll never start. I started with pen and paper while I was traveling and only later put the words onto the Internet, so that’s also a way to start. I hope you found this post useful and have fun with the best job in the world – blogging your heart out.
Photo credit: The feature image has been done by Alla Serebrina. All other photos in the article have been done by Christopher Isak for TechAcute.