My blog journey and why should you blog

I was first introduced to blogging somewhere in 2007 when business blogging was a new phenomenon in the West and my office was trying to understand the in’s and out’s of it. I even started a blog back then. It was more on the grounds to familiarize myself with the blogging world and the etiquettes around it.

Later my first blog was put on back burner because of other pressing ideas that needed attention. It was also a time when my daughter arrived and I was way too busy figuring out the ropes of being a mom and handling the responsibility in a nuclear setup.

However 6 months down the line, I was a frustrated mom

  • I felt overwhelmed with parenting,
  • had no friends to talk to about the experience as we were away in a new city
  • Had a feeling of emptiness as I wasn’t doing anything that I loved
  • I had no idea about the importance of Me time
  • Husband was too busy and is by nature a reserved personality while me being the opposite.
  • Post-Partum depression wasn’t making things great for me

All in all, I was kind of drowning and I didn’t know what to do. When I feel like this, I take to learning new things! Weird, but that’s how my brain works. I started doing a few courses and certifications and the whole idea of interacting with people online, was liberating.

Then there were a few personal losses and matters that were too close to me. I couldn’t bring myself to talk about it to anyone. Not even my best friends or my husband and that’s when I realized that I need some kind of release. Based on my past experience in blogging I knew one thing for sure  –

“As long as you don’t work towards bringing traffic to your blog, your site is one in a million in the obscure online world!”

This was the perfect outlet for me and that’s when I started my next blog.

Though my blog started as a place to express my deepest feelings, a place to vent and pour my thoughts, it soon morphed into something else!

Today my blog is

My identity

A portfolio of my work

A place of camaraderie with online friends

A business entity

Blogging is a continuous journey, Focus on your passion and take a plunge in the blogging world!
Focus on your passion and take a plunge in the blogging world!

Why should you blog?

Still sitting on the fence wondering if you should take a plunge into the blogging world? Let me share a few reasons that should help you make the decision.

Simple to create

Creating a blog is extremely simple and free. You can start with a free blog on WordPress/Blogger or Tumbler and later on move to self- hosting. Just visit one of these sites, choose a theme and a name and voila! Your blog is ready! Start writing and hit publish to have the first post on your blog.

It is a continuous process

You need not have everything thought through and set before you start a blog. Having your long term and short term goals fixed is a wonderful way to begin, but you can also evolve as you start writing. So, don’t let the fear of planning stop you.

It’s not just about writing

Blogging is a vast ocean and it does not end with writing. There are many who might not be comfortable writing, but video blogging (vlogs), podcasts (voice logs) or even photo blogs (picture logs) are various ways of blogging. There are a lot of platforms that offer multi-lingual mediums hence don’t stop yourself just because you are not comfortable writing in English.

Showcase your uniqueness

Every person is unique and you can showcase it on your blog. There are thousands of niches out there and millions of people writing in the same niche, yet every blog is unique as every person’s voice is different. The perspective and the thought that they bring are different. Showcase your personality, your knowledge, your passion for your blog to gain visibility and traction.

Aid your business

Blogs have known to bring in clients, as you can showcase your knowledge and work regularly. So if you are a photographer, a writer, a food critic or even a designer, you can use blog to build your tribe, connect with your prospective customers and focus on developing your business based on your blog promotion.

Start a side hustle

Today, when online marketing is gaining traction, blogging can be a great place to start a side hustle. There are a lot of brands looking for their products to be reviewed on blogs and social media platforms. You can be one of them! The people who do such reviews are known as micro – influencers. Based on your blog’s and social media platforms popularity you are slotted as influencer, micro-influencer etc. Apart from this if you are a niche blogger then you can also earn by affiliate marketing, ads and product reviews.

Don’t let the naysayers or your own doubts get to you! Focus on your passion and take a plunge in the blogging world!

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Neha Tambe is a freelance social media marketer, writer and influencer. Founder and Owner of nehatambe.com.

39 thoughts on “My blog journey and why should you blog

    Princy Khurana

    (July 9, 2018 - 10:18 pm)

    i can totally resonate with what you have mentioned here. blogging has changed my life and the way i see things. best of luck to u

    Siddhi

    (July 10, 2018 - 12:31 am)

    I second your thoughts. I discovered a new self after I started blogging. It is a therapy that even I would highly recommend.

    Akanksha

    (July 10, 2018 - 5:49 am)

    My story is similar to yours so I could relate to each line. I started mine when I was a new mom and I’m so glad I did. It changed everything for me and made me so much happier, confident and most importantly keeps me occupied. I have goals and I love that so many people read my blog now. I was nobody and now I’m somebody on this vast world wide web. I’m so glad you shared your story, it will boost confidence in many readers.

    Priyanka Patwari

    (July 10, 2018 - 8:14 am)

    Blogging is really change our life and give us a new identity which we definitely deserve.

    Gurjeet Chhabra

    (July 10, 2018 - 9:38 am)

    My story is same, with two kids . I can’t work outside home but need to do something which keep me busy and something for myself.
    I am still growing and need help from friends like you.
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    Vasantha Vivek

    (July 10, 2018 - 12:36 pm)

    I agree with your insights on why to blog. It will be really helpful ready reference for all newbie bloggers. Keep blogging!
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    Jhilmil Bhansali

    (July 10, 2018 - 2:28 pm)

    I seems a great journey for you Neha, many women would resonate the same. I love it because you can be the voice of masses here and you hold a power in your niche.

    Sharvari Paivaidya Mehan

    (July 10, 2018 - 3:23 pm)

    I really resonated with your journey to start your blog. Your blogging tips are super helpful for any one who wants to start one

    Papri Ganguly

    (July 10, 2018 - 4:09 pm)

    I can totally relate you. Happy Blogging

    Geethica Mehra

    (July 10, 2018 - 7:59 pm)

    Great work Neha. I can relate to all the points. In fact, I was quite sure that I wanted to start a career in writing after my kids were born and knew online was a better option for a new mom. Today, my blog is my identity.

    Alpana Deo

    (July 10, 2018 - 9:46 pm)

    I started to blog because I was on dependent visa after coming to the US and writing was always one of my likings. Utilizing the time I had in my hand in doing something I like motivated me to write. I see myself growing as a writer each day, with every blog I write.

    Misha Varun Jain

    (July 11, 2018 - 10:31 am)

    The blog journey of Neha Tambe exemplifies way to surge ahead with blogging as you benefit every way including commercial benefits.

    Roshan Radhakrishnan

    (July 11, 2018 - 6:43 pm)

    Lovely post. Saving for future reference when new bloggers ask.
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    Shilpa Garg

    (July 11, 2018 - 8:27 pm)

    You are doing great with your blog, Neha!
    “As long as you don’t work towards bringing traffic to your blog, your site is one in a million in the obscure online world!”… this is so true and I need to work on this aspect with the pointers you have mentioned. Thanks for sharing!

    Disha

    (July 11, 2018 - 8:56 pm)

    You might have had a tough start in 2007 and now you are helping others being inspired to start blogging. Great journey Neha. 🙂

    Roma

    (July 11, 2018 - 10:28 pm)

    It was a pleasure reading your journey Neha and after meeting you personally and following you on AtoZ am so delighted to know you more.

    pushpendra dwivedi

    (July 11, 2018 - 11:31 pm)

    thoughtful interesting synopsis

    Vartika Gakhar

    (July 12, 2018 - 2:34 am)

    It was great reading about your journey Neha. I started writing 10 months back, after shifting overseas while trying to cope up with my father’s loss. Started writing my random musings initially and today I can see myself growing with the help and encouragement of fellow blogger friends.

    Prerna wahi

    (July 12, 2018 - 12:56 pm)

    Loved reading about your journey Neha. Very inspiring and motivating.
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    Surbhi Prapanna

    (July 12, 2018 - 6:35 pm)

    This is such an inspirational post for me and I could co-relate with each and every sentiment you had expressed. indeed, blogging is much more than just writing. your journey is really awesome and I would love to follow your footsteps. it is really great to get connected with you.
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    Shubhada Bhide

    (July 14, 2018 - 8:00 pm)

    I am so glad that you shared to use your journey in blogging. You really did a great job on your blog.

    Pooja Kawatra

    (July 16, 2018 - 8:37 am)

    For me blogging is an extended version of me which i want to cherish forever and flipping through pages to treasure those moments.

    Udita Saklani

    (July 16, 2018 - 12:34 pm)

    Isn’t it a great feeling, what started something as a time-killing activity to divert your mind is now ones’ passion and business identity! I relate with most points Neha!

    zainab

    (July 16, 2018 - 12:53 pm)

    I love blogging and I can relate to you. It was kind of overwhelming at first but now its my thing 🙂

    Rohini James

    (July 16, 2018 - 2:54 pm)

    It’s always nice to hear someone’s story and it gives hope to newbie bloggers to pursue their blogging.

    Rashmi

    (July 16, 2018 - 3:40 pm)

    This was quite inspiring neha.. loved all your points. These are also the reasons why I took to blogging.

    Amrita

    (July 16, 2018 - 8:35 pm)

    Blogging is a wonderful creative initiative.
    What I enjoy is your honest words about your journey.

    Anubhuti Seth

    (July 18, 2018 - 10:22 pm)

    My blog is my identity and I can strongly say that. Totally relate to your article. Nicely put up.

    Richa Mina

    (August 16, 2018 - 1:26 pm)

    i like blogging because it’s a positive way to direct my resless energy and i feel good after sharing my thoughts.

    Preeti Chauhan

    (August 17, 2018 - 11:11 am)

    I started blogging too out of boredom when I was staying at home taking care of my little boy .It gives me happiness but I have been a bit lost about my goals and your post has helped me gather my thoughts a bit .
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    Aritra

    (August 17, 2018 - 11:21 am)

    Your journey is very interesting and inspiring. Thank you for sharing. Actually every Blogger has an unique journey n it’s worthy to know and learn from it.
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    Ruchi Verma

    (August 17, 2018 - 12:04 pm)

    This is really true that when you enter in blogging you learn a lot…I started blogging with same thought that definitely it will increase my knowledge

    Sayeri

    (August 17, 2018 - 4:31 pm)

    Hope your story will be an inspiration for others. You all my fellow bloggers are my inspiration. As a PR person I used to check so many blogs. I had a domain but there was no post at all. Now I have fallen in love with my blog. 🙂
    When I get free time I just check my blog, read my own posts…he he it makes me happy!! Now we have a friend with whom we can share anything at anytime.

    Jhilmil

    (August 17, 2018 - 5:13 pm)

    So aptly quoted Neha , never knew that you had such a vast experience in this blogging world. I must say blogging is your identity today and you are fulfilling your passion.

    Shraddha

    (August 17, 2018 - 5:52 pm)

    A topic very close to my heart.
    I love my blog and everything that has come with it. It has given me a means of unleashing my creativity upon the world and I have an avenue of exploring certain sides of me that I otherwise wouldn’t have let out.
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    Priyanka Patwari

    (August 17, 2018 - 9:31 pm)

    For me, I love blogging because I have met some of my very best friends through it!This totally inspires me in working on my blog!! I love hearing what other people have to say about why they blog and what drives them.

    U K

    (August 18, 2018 - 12:45 am)

    Very very very well written I will say. Every blog has a story and so does a blog writer. Yours is an interesting one.
    Cheers and all the best!!

    UK

    Shweta Chitrode

    (August 18, 2018 - 11:59 am)

    Blogging is such an interesting things these days, so many prospect and vision you can read through. Very well written articles.

    Shweta
    https://stylewhack.com/

    Amrit kaur

    (August 18, 2018 - 12:35 pm)

    Your blogging journey has been filled with ups and downs. I am sure now you are loving your blogging journey.

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