Have you ever heard about the “infinite monkey theory”? It states that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare. With the ever growing number of blogs on the internet today, we’re sure putting that theory to the test. Every blogger seems to strive to be the next monkey that writes something significant.
Today everyone seems to have (or want) to start a blog. But, why? Let’s look at some reasons why people love to blog – and why you might want to consider starting your own.
1. Fifteen minutes of fame
In the day and age of “YouTube celebrities” people are looking for their own fifteen minutes of fame. You might be next the next “viral” hit (assuming your web hosting company can handle the traffic). How many amazing people do you know who have made it big thanks to the internet? Would you have known about them if they hadn’t put themselves out there?
Many people are blogging because it gives them a creative outlet for the things that are happening in their life. I sometimes simply write down some of my thoughts… which might have turned into a public rant on occasion. Why not? Internet is a perfect instrument accessible to (almost) everyone – and you’ll never know where your thoughts might lead if you never start writing them down. Maybe one day your writing will turn into a real printed book.
3. Generate (extra) income
For many, blogging is a job, or even big business. As I teach students in my Make Money Writing course, companies hire people to write about their new products. But even if you’re not getting paid a salary, you should take your blog seriously. You might be able to make some extra affiliate income by reviewing products you’re using yourself anyway, or, if you own a business, review and promote your own products.
4. Help one another
Blogs help to showcase your personal experiences for the benefit of others. As I share in one of the lectures of my author program Write a Book in a Week, someone out there is looking for exactly what you have to say. You could even argue that by not sharing your story, you might be causing some level of harm. Sharing is caring, after all. I rely on many blogs of fellow authors, entrepreneurs, and even motorcycle mechanics who are writing about what should we do in different situations.
So at the end the question isn’t whether you should start a blog, but why you haven’t yet. It’s easy to get started. Writing your thoughts down doesn’t (usually) mean millions of people will be reading your intimate secrets overnight. But by not writing them down you’ll never know what you’re missing out on. If I hadn’t started writing down some of my ideas on travel hacking, I would have never written my travel book, let alone see it grow to become a number one international bestseller.
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Wilko van de Kamp Author | Artist | Advisor
Hi, I’m Wilko van de Kamp, creator of Liberty Training Academy and author of the Freedom Project book series. For more than 15 years, I have helped people and their companies achieve their own results beyond their goals. I work with authors, coaches and experts to build their brand to become a #1 industry influencer and increase their impact on the communities they serve. We focus on every aspect of personal brand building through technology and storytelling, with a relentless focus on accelerating the achievement of their personal, professional and financial goals. And I would love to do the same for you! To get started, you can preview any of my courses free of charge.