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Some of you may begin to fear those dissenting voices are right. You’re thinking maybe you are wasting your time blogging.

You set up your blog. You spend days, even weeks building up the best content you can possibly produce. You spend even more time visiting other blogs and commenting on them. You’re drinking coffee by the gallon. You’re doing all that work on your blog design and everything else while trying to balance it out with your normal daily life.

And the results so far … no comments. No subscribers. No traffic. And definitely no money.

Back in my early days as a blogger, i would be told by a wide variety of people, numerous times, that I was wasting my time blogging. They told me I should be focusing on more important things.

‘Larry, what you need to do is get a real life!‘

I would be sitting in the office at my gym, when a member would pop their head around my door to say hi. They’d find me, almost certainly, staring at a monitor screen.

‘He is on the internet again.’  I suppose most people thought I should stop wasting time blogging, and get back to a real job.

But I was resolute. I enjoyed what I was doing, and I knew could build a business from it.

When you find yourself questioning, your sanity. Asking yourself whether it’s worth pursuing your blogging goals, the question i suggest you ask is:

‘Why am I blogging?’

Let me show you how I would answer that question.

I have a passion for helping other people, and blogging gives me an incredible platform for doing this.

I am a qualified life coach, and personal development addict and this enables me to be able to solve problems that I know affect many out there.

I have both the expertise that others need, and the experiences that others find useful

With the fact that I love helping others make changes in their lives for the better, blogging not only gives me a place to write, but the tools to get a big audience to read it.

I have a product/service to sell, so I can also make money from doing what I love.

Blogging has been a powerful vehicle for me to grow my online business and ecommerce sites.

And here’s my final answer, one that I think is as important, if not more than the rest.

I have a passion, maybe an obsession for blogging. So why shouldn’t I do something I love!

There are so many reasons for blogging, most of which can definitely prove you are not wasting your time blogging.

So… over to you! Tell us in the comments, ‘Why do you blog?’



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About the author: Larry Lewis
I'm Larry. As an Executive Life Coach, entrepreneur and writer, I am an unshakable optimist dedicated to helping you become the person you most want to be. I am devoted to sharing ideas, tools and resources that will help you create a better, stress free, well balanced life.
  1. Mary Hudak-Collins July 31, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    First and foremost…that could be a loaded question Larry LOL. Okay, why do I blog? There are several components of my life that are a true passion…some because of my choice, others because I was thrown into a situation and turned it around to fit into our lives. Writing allows me to share these passions with others, some for pure joy, others in hopes that it will help someone along the road that is going through the same experiences that we have been through. But, there comes a time in blogging that you have to weigh the time you put into it versus what you are getting out of it. I guess that what you expect from your blog closely correlates to why you are blogging in the first place. One can spend many, many hours between their blogs and social media. If you are single, or don’t have anything better to do, then I guess that would never pose an issue. But, if you have a family and other interests in life, blogging can consume you and at some point, you find that is all you are doing from morning to night.
    I have been blogging for over two years now and I am at a point that I enjoy the interaction, but for the amount of time that I spend away from my family and interests, I need to be able to make in financially feasible to continue spending that time. I need to validate my time to my family. This is the point in time that I get serious about monetizing my site with my passion. There is so much available for one to do as a blogger that I think they totally miss it, concentrating on their next post or their social medias. I’m moving in a very positive direction with my sites. It may be slow, but it is definitely a change for me.

  2. Baldychaz July 31, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    I guess I blog because I love to write. So admittedly my readership can be counted on one hand but hey it’s a start.

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