Why I Started Blogging: Every blogger should have a clear idea about why they started blogging. Having clarity on why you have started blogging and writing it down will help you to set up your goals better. In fact, that’s what your first blog post should be about. You might have a proper “About Me” page but I would still recommend you write a separate blog post on this, where you can be more elaborative. The reason?
To make your blog successful, you need to lay a proper foundation of it. You need to tell your first visitors who you are and why you have started blogging, you need to say who you are writing for, what you are going to write about, and what is it that you want to achieve with your blog.
And you need to do that in a manner that builds people’s interest.
I wish I had written this post before. Anyway, here it is – why I started blogging and why Blogsperia.
Why I Started Blogging?
Before telling you why I started blogging, let me introduce myself.
My name is… Well, does the name really matter? I could have said that my name is so and so, but then, it would be a lie. And I don’t want to build a relationship with my readers based on lies.
I don’t want to disclose my name for some reason and I would like to keep it at that. The rest of the information about me that I am going to share here is absolutely true.
So, let’s move on…
I am an engineering graduate who did his masters on Journalism and Mass Communication. I did my engineering on Electronics and Communication and I love technology.
But more than that I love writing. I have been writing ever since I was a kid and I wanted to earn my living from writing.
As a kid, I used to dream of growing up to be a fiction writer. But as I grew up, I got more attracted towards facts. It took me a long time to decide that I wanted to become a journalist. By that time, I had completed my engineering and worked for some time.
Once I made up my mind, I quit my engineering career and went back to college, to do my masters
So, What Did I Do Next?
After completion of the course, I joined a startup as a Content Writer. My plan was to work as a Content Writer until I figure out what exactly I wanted to do with the rest of my life.
To be honest, when I joined the startup, I had no idea what Content Writing entailed except that it involved writing. I was a blank canvas. But in the first few days itself, I found it interesting.
I spent a lot of time reading about this new kind of writing. And eventually, I fell in love with it.
Why I Started Blogging?
One of the aspects of Content Writing is blogging and a vast amount of my time at work (and even at home) went on writing blog posts.
Also, since it’s a startup, there were a few people in the team and no formal training for us. The other person in the team who had six-seven years of experience explained the minimum things needed to get me started. But every now and then, she would share an article with me to read.
Reading these material and doing my own research, slowly I began to pick up the art of blogging. And I got addicted to this thrill of generating traffic; a year into the job and I was generating 10 lakh sessions every month. I decided blogging is something I would do for a living. This time, however, I did not have a long term goal. What if I get disappointed again? But I enjoyed every bit of what I was doing.
Anyway, one thing I was disappointed with was the lack of easy to understand reading material on blogging. There were hundreds of blogs but most of them used technical jargons which a newbie might find difficult to understand.
You might argue that basic blogging doesn’t require technical knowledge and with so many plugins and all, it has become absolutely easy to blog. You don’t need knowledge of coding or let’s say how servers work to run and manage a blog.
I completely agree.
But then again, there is a difference between doing things and knowing what exactly is happening behind the screen.
Proponents of professional blogging often say that this profession will make you absolutely self-dependent. You will be your own boss and employee. While it is true to some extent, sooner or later, you will run into some trouble or the other and have to rely on professionals to save you every time something happens.
Also, unless and until you know what is happening behind the screen, you won’t be in a position to try out new ways to beat the ever-changing search engine algorithms. You will be at the mercy of others.
A little knowledge of even the technical stuff is not rocket science. Anybody, who never studied Science after high school, can learn it, provided they are explained in their language, not in Greek, I mean technical jargons.
This is where the idea of Blogsperia came to my mind.
So, What Is Blogsperia About?
Blogsperia, as the name suggests, is about blogging. Starting from the very basics of blogging to higher level concepts like Technical SEO, different types of hosting services, etc. I write about everything I know about the art and science of blogging. And I try to do it in a simple way.
Who Should Read Blogsperia?
If you are someone, who is interested in blogging, who has joined some organization as a blogger with no prior knowledge, or who wants to make a living out of blogging but has no idea where to begin, you are at the right place. Blogsperia is for you and so is this Blogsperienced. Feel free to drop a comment in my blog posts and I will get back to you at the earliest.
What Do I Want To Achieve?
The idea behind Blogsperia is to empower every interested person to start their own blog, earn money through it, and not be dependent on others for any small issue they face.
Is that it? Don’t I want to monetize this blog?
Of course, I want. Money is important. I have bills to pay as well. But my first and foremost goal is to empower youths.
So, that’s more or less why I started blogging.
If you are interested to start your own blog but do not know where to begin, reach out to me and I will help you out.