It used to be almost impossible to get published. It was the select and lucky few who ever had the chance of being at the right place at the right time with the approval of the right people who had the privilege of being published, the privilege of being heard. It was impossible for normal people like you and me to be heard by the masses without lots of money and the right connections. It was impossible.
And here I am today, typing out a blog post which I can publish with the touch of a button. The touch of a button. I don’t think many people understand how much power that gives us. At a time where anyone with access to the internet has the ability to be heard, publishing your work today is easier than it ever has been in the history of all time – because it is in our hands.
Which brings me to the topic of today’s post … the fact that I believe that each and every single person should have a blog.
Why? Because we all have something to say. We all have a unique perspective and vision of life. We all have things to share. And we all deserve to be heard. We owe it to our ancestors ,who would have loved this opportunity, to take this opportunity.
I’ve met a lot of passionate people in my life. And whenever I tell them that they should start a blog they roll their eyes. It’s like there’s this stereotypical view of what a blog should be, and they have no interest in it whatsoever. I think what people don’t realise is that a blog can be anything you want it to be. Blogs can be written by anyone about anything.
After telling them this, they respond with a variety of answers that all sound something like this: “What would I write about?” “I have nothing to share.” ”I’m not a good writer” ”I’m boring.” Blah blah blah. Excuses, excuses.
I’ll say it again. Blogs can be written by anyone about anything.
And I honestly believe that everyone has something to say. Everyone has a voice, everyone has a reason to be heard.
So … going back to you. And your blog. What are you going to blog about? It’s pretty much a question that scares everyone to death and prevents them from ever even starting their blog…
But the answer is simple. Blog about anything you want.
- Start a blog revolving around you and your passion or hobby.
- It could be photography, cooking, history, design, beauty, fashion… ANYTHING.
- I don’t care if you’re passionate about knitting sweaters for your pet frog .. if it’s awesome enough to be your hobby .. then it’s an awesome enough thing to start blogging about.
- Start a lifestyle blog – one that’s about your life and the cool things you find from day to day. Or your thoughts. Or an online diary. Or what you ate that day. Or your personal opinion on what’s going on in the world. Or what you learned that day.
Don’t know where to start?
If you have a blog, leave the link below – I would love to check it out! And if you’ve decided to start a blog after reading this, and still need some help in any way whatsoever – send me an email! I’d love to hear from you!