September 8, 2013

10 Reasons Why You Need To Start A Blog Right Now

A blog is a professional outlet where you can express yourself. You can write a blog about anything – dogs, marketing, events, kitchens, food, traveling. Whatever your interests, you can have blog with that focus.

Blogs are accessible to anyone with Internet access, which means that anyone can find, read, and comment on your blog. You need to keep your blog professional.

You need to start a blog to:

  1. Create a web presence
  2. Market your personal brand
  3. Inform others
  4. Show employers you know your stuff
  5. Make connections and expand your network
  6. Stay active and knowledgable about your nich
  7. Make money – if you get enough clicks and views you can even sell advertising space
  8. Have fun
  9. Be a subject matter expert
  10. Add the link to your resume

Pick your niche carefully and know your audience. Ensure that your content adds value to the topic so that you will attract readers who will regularly tune into your blog. Be original and express your ideas, personality, and expertise through your videos, images, words, and topics.

Blogs are easy to set up. There are lots of step by step guides on the Internet. One blog site that gets good reviews is WordPress. Why not start your blog today?

You can bet that employers will check out your blog. Be sure to promote it in your email signatures, social media, and resume. A blog is a great opportunity to show the world that you know your stuff. It may even be your ticket to landing a job. Start a blog today and be sure to add it to your resume the next time you apply for a job.


About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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