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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39 Replies to “My blog journey and why should you blog”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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 .

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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!!


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