Why Do People Make Blogs? Reasons For Blogging

what is the purpose of starting a blog

So I’ve been an avid blogger for almost 1 year now. I started my first blog about 11 months ago and so far I’m running 2 blogs in total, in 1 blog I talk about the topic of vegan diets, and this is my other blog where I talk about making money online.

So if you don’t know, a blog is basically a website aka “a blog” owned by a person who write posts aka “blogs,” these posts can be about any topic. Before I started blogging a year ago, I had no idea why people did it. I mean don’t it cost money to run a blog? What’s the purpose of putting your time and effort into something like a blog?

So why do I do it? Why do people make blogs? I’ll talk about the 2 common reasons people make blogs.

Reason #1: Making Money

I think this is probably the most common reason, yet I think a lot of people aren’t aware that it’s even possible to make money blogging. And I’m not talking about nickles and dimes, I mean people actually make a full time living off their blogs.

I started my blogs to make money. I was looking for a way to make money online so I can someday quit my job and live a life free of the 9 to 5 work schedule, and google led me to something called Wealthy Affiliate. It is a training platform that teaches people how to start their own blogging business and earn passive income from it.

People who make blogs to make money usually talk about a specific topic consistently throughout their blog. They may review products, have sponsored links, affiliate banners, that sort of thing. If you see any of these things in a blog, money was probably the motivator for the creation of that blog. 

If you would like to learn more about how to make money blogging, I have written a post talking more about it which you can read HERE.


Reason #2: Just For Fun

Yeah, some people just write their lives down on a blog for fun, like a journal that people write and keep in their desk. Only now in the age of the internet, people write blogs.

People who blog just for fun don’t care about ranking in google, they don’t care about make money so there’s usually no ads or affiliate links within the posts. These for-fun bloggers usually talk about their personal lives and post pictures of themselves within the blog, or they may talk about a variety of random topics. 

Do you have a blog that you want to share? How long have you been blogging and why do you do it? Leave me a comment down below, also share and like on social media.

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