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Why I Love Blogging
People blog for many reasons. The first time I launched my blog at the end of 2013 as a platform for authors. As time went by, I realized my blog was more than a platform for authors and it wasn't just about numbers. Blogging served a different and more significant purpose. I'd even say it's altered the way I see and experience my life. That's why if you're considering starting a blog, I would highly recommend it. That is, if you're doing it for the right reasons. If you're launching your blog to make money or even earn some money do not count on it. Monetizing a blog is super difficult nowadays. Even after three years of blogging, I'm still not making money with my blog. Don't take the word of those who offer online courses that attempt to convince you that blogging is an excellent way to earn an income from a passive source. Make no mistake, the process of writing and marketing a blog can be a lot of work. It is not passive. it. For more detail please visit>>> In fact, it's so easy to become annoyed when you first begin your own blog. As a technically-challenged person, I had to learn WordPress. In the meantime, I spent a lot of time promoting my blog and trying to find an audience. Something else I knew little about. Like most bloggers, I was quickly obsessed - and depressed - by the number of visitors, subscribers, and how many viewers, subscribers and Facebook fans I was able to count on any particular day. As it turns out, building up the readership of a blog requires lots of time effort, dedication, and patience. So Why Blog? A few people might disagree with my views, but I think blogging shouldn't be just about making money, building up business, gaining a huge following, chasing fame, or trying to sell books. Blogging can act as an outlet for creativity to share thoughts, ideas and opinions, as well as beliefs and feelings. Additionally blogging can be an opportunity to encourage and touch the lives of other people in a positive manner. How Blogging Changed My Life My blog has definitely seen me through many ups and downs in the last few years. I've written about happy times such as a trip to Chicago and my hubby to celebrate our anniversary, a day of having fun in the snow playing with my grandchildren, watching Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones at Desert Trip, and a quick weekend trip with my kids for a trip to San Francisco. I've also let my heart out during caring the needs of my Mom who suffered from Lewy Body dementia and wrote about her eventual death. I wrote about my grief when my mother-inlaw died of cancer of the ovary, and my son was battling a difficult divorce and custody battle the same year. (Ironically just a few days after I began to write my blog about happiness, I had the worst year of my life.) Yes, I am a fan of reading, which is an enjoyable escape from my troubles, but writing is my main escape an outlet, passion, and outlet. If I'm writing, I get so focused, my problems go away for a time which gives me a needed break. In reality, if you're truely a writer, then believe me, it is a continuous addiction! The process of the process of putting my thoughts and thoughts into words has given me relief and helped me recall happy moments.writer In writing about my life experiences, my blog has helped me consider what's important to me and assess if my life is moving to the proper direction. Because I am unable to write about every event an idea, idea, and feeling, blogging provides an element of filtering, which helps me understand my own life. Through my blogs, I've been able to discover what is most meaningful to me. I've realized that sometimes it's the most simple moment that makes me most joyful. Embracing Creativity As a professional writer, my blog allows me the creative freedom to express myself. This is not to deflate anyone's balloon However, writing may sound more glamorous than in actual fact. For most of the past twenty-five years I've been writing articles on topics that magazines, newspapers, publishers and clients request for me. Yes, I've written two young adult novels with travel stories, humorous pieces and feature stories about fascinating people that were fun. On the other hand to earn some money, I've published articles that brought me to tears. I've written technical articles as well as a technical book that gave me the Excedrin headache and made me numb. I've written at the speed of light in order to meet deadlines for other people, writing late into the night while my brain is trying to call it quits. Don't get me wrong. I may sound whiny however I am fully aware that I'm lucky enough to have a job by doing something that I am passionate about. I couldn't have it the other way around. The main point is that my blog is my baby. I write about subjects that I am intrigued by and feel passionate about. I'm hoping my readers will enjoy as well. The blog helps me grow as a writer, explore, experiment, and try new things whenever my muse strikes. Writing professionally has given me the confidence to post weekly blogs However, I write my blogs whenever I choose. And I assure you, it's not at the crack of dawn or after 10:00 pm at night! This is a luxurious experience. That's a couple of the ways that blogging has transformed my life. However, as I stated earlier, the huge bonus is that blogging has the potential to change other people's lives too. Some people have left comments telling me that I may have motivated them or offered helpful information. It is a source of great joy for me. Writing a blog has offered an opportunity to connect with readers and other bloggers, which has been extremely rewarding. What type of blogs have proved to be most popular? It's always fascinating to find out what resonates and is a hit. My top ten blog posts in order of popularity: 1. Five Ways to Become a Happy-Go-Lucky Person This blog is my best-performing blog. Merriam-Webster defines"happy-go-lucky" as relaxed and unaffected. Synonyms include relaxed, friendly easy-going, low-pressure, and calm. We're all sure to want some of that! 2. Golden Boys in Concert: Bobby Rydell, Frankie Avalon, and Fabian It was my turn to do an analysis of the book by Robert Rydell's autobiography. This resulted in an interview, tickets to his Golden Boys concert with Frankie Avalon and Fabian, and a backstage invitation to talk to Rydell personally. This was a nice perk that was a result of blogging! When they published my concert review on Rydell's page on Facebook, my visitors increased by 3000% during the entire day. No joke! 3. Keep smiling and Laughing with Seven Dwarfs of Menopause This blog has been in the three-star ranking since I started blogging. There's no choice but to laugh or cry through menopausal symptoms and wouldn't you prefer to laugh? 4. Staying Positive Despite Problems Everyone has problems which make us feel helpless and defeated, which is why I'm not shocked that this blog was ranked among the top ten. I offer three simple tips on how we can control the way we think and how we can choose to be happy despite our troubles. 5. What Are Your Life's Happiest Moments? If you look back on your life, which moments would you count as your greatest? What would be your biggest regrets? That's what one study asked participants who were 70 and older. I'm sharing the findings of their insightful responses in this blog.

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