There are so many reasons why you should start a blog! Blogging has done so much for us and our lives! It seems odd writing this to try and convince you why you should start a blog since we LOVE blogging so much!
But, with that being said- here are the 5 major reasons why you should start a blog today!
If there was an elephant in the room here, it’s money. We all know the number one reason why 99% of you want to start a blog. Eventually, you want to make some money from it.
As you can see from our income reports, making money from blogging is a very real and very possible thing.
Connections with Like-Minded People
For me (Katie), this is right behind money as the most important thing that’s come from blogging. I’ve written about a lot of very difficult things in my life and the amount of support that I’ve received from blog readers and social media followers is incredible. The support from blog readers has truly helped carry me through some really tough times and that is absolutely priceless.
On a more light note- it’s also fun to commiserate with people who “get it” and chances are, readers and other bloggers in your niche do get it. We recently felt this when we shared about how we were potty-training our son. So much support and funny stories came in and just made the whole process so much easier.
I have real-life friendships that started because of my blog. Again- priceless!
Whether you enjoy writing, photography, creating images or anything else, a blog is the perfect outlet for you! When I started my blog, I really focused on writing. Now have a passion for not only writing, but photography, fashion and health as well!
Having that creative outlet to share the things I am passionate about has been really great. I would definitely still be blogging just for the creative outlet even if it wasn’t my job.
Spend More Time Doing What You Want
This one is the most important for us. We had quit our main jobs (Zack still teaches 2 days a week now- mainly just for fun) before we had kids, so we’ve been able to be home anytime we need to. This is something that is priceless to us and we wouldn’t change it for the world. However hard we have to work when they go to bed, or before they wake up- it’s worth it for us to be able to do whatever we want during the day.
We already mentioned money- but another fun part about blogging is the free stuff you can score! We’re at the point where we most often will quote a dollar amount in addition to product, but before our blog grew a lot, we were happy accepting free products for promotion! We’ve been able to have and use products that we wouldn’t have been able to afford otherwise- which is super fun!