Is It Too Late to Start a Blog?
10 Years ago, blogging was a relatively small thing. People had Myspace accounts, and Facebook was well on its way to taking over the internet, but few people had their own dedicated website where they owned their domain name. No one really knew that blogging could be a career, that they could make a successful income from running their own blog.
Then, as more started up, brands started to take notice of the power these influencers held over their readers. Companies, both big and small saw working with bloggers as a fantastic way to advertise their products and services and reach a much wider audience, with very little work on their part.
Once bloggers started earning money, more people started getting involved. Blogging sites became more user-friendly, and even those with absolutely no knowledge of HTML or CSS could run their own website. Then, it was just a matter of time before blogs were starting up all over the place.
Now, in such a saturated market, those interested in starting up their own blog wonder if it’s still worth it. Even as a hobby, with no intentions of making money, they worry that they can’t get readers, as there are already so many blogs in their niche. However, despite the astronomical growth in blogging, it’s still a great idea to start one for yourself. Here’s a look at why it’s not too late to become a blogger.
There’s Only One You
There might be thousands of bloggers in your niche. But, there’s only one you. Write with your own voice, and your blog will be unique. Even if you are sharing recipes or tips that have already been done a million times before. You are what makes your blog different.
You’ll Learn New Skills
Even if no one else ever read your blog (they will don’t worry!), it’s still a great way of learning some new skills which could help you in other areas of life. You’ll learn photography, design, coding, and social media management and you’ll hone your writing style.
You’ll Meet New People
There’s a fantastic community of bloggers out there for you to join. You’ll chat on social media and even get to meet at conferences. Many bloggers meet their best friends blogging.
Most people, whether they go on to make money or not, start blogging to have fun. To share their stories, and to try a fun new hobby. Remember this above all else, and you’ll be fine.
You Can Still Do Well
There are still ways to make sure your blog stands out. Great design and help from a search engine optimisation company can help you to get noticed and then you can start to make a living from your blog. It’s hard work, but it’s still possible to do well.
Starting to blog is a fantastic choice. Yes, there’s a lot of them. Yes, anyone can do it. But, it is still possible to stand out, make your blog unique and get a lot out of it. It is, most definitely not too late.