4 Reasons Why You Should Start A Blog

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reasons to start a blogIt's absolutely no secret that I bloody love blogging. Opening my Wordpress account back in December 2014 is one of the best things I've ever done and I've enjoyed every minute of running this blog since. Recently a few people have mentioned that they've been thinking about starting a blog and my advice is always GO FOR IT. Honestly, having a blog is ace!

So as a bit of extra persuasion, today I thought I'd write about 4 reasons why you should start a blog. You won't regret it, I promise...

1) It's a fab creative outlet

I've always enjoyed being creative, whether it was doing arty stuff at school or taking creative writing classes at uni. Since starting this blog I feel like I've really been able to develop my creative side - from improving my writing to learning how to take better photos, I'm always pushing and stretching myself.

Plus, since starting this blog I've met loads of other creative people who never fail to inspire me!

2) It's a great way to meet new people

Leading nicely on from the last point, starting a blog is a great way to meet new people, both online and in real life. I can't tell you how many ace people I have met through this little slice of Internet in the last couple of years but I don't know what I'd do without them now. I love going to blogging events and catching up with like minded people and have even been lucky enough to go on a fab blogging holiday with some ace ladies!

3) You'll learn loads of new skills

I'd be here all day if I started to list all of the new skills I've learnt since starting this blog, but this has definitely been one of the aspects that I've enjoyed the most. From photo editing and basic coding to building relationships with brands, I have developed tonnes of transferable skills that I'm sure will come in handy in the future.

I also know loads of bloggers who have leveraged their new skill sets to help them land new jobs - not too shabby for a hobby!

4) You'll feel inspired to do more

The thing about having a blog is that you'll need things to write about, and there's only so many Netflix recommendations that even the most committed TV watcher can read! Knowing that I need something to write about inspires me to plan days out, read lots of books, try new restaurants and actually think about what I'm wearing - I definitely live a fuller life now than I did pre-blog.

So there you have it - 4 reasons why you should start a blog. Are you thinking about starting a blog? Or has having a blog changed your life at all?