It let’s you clear your head
Blogging can be quite a freeing experience. It’s like when an artist has a blank canvas to fill, a writer has an opportunity to fill a blank document with all of their thoughts, opinions and feelings. We can literally fill a blog post with the traumatising experience we had down the local shop. And even though you know it will be broadcast to the internet, and anyone who stumbles across it, you feel like you’re talking to yourself in a way. Everyone else is just there in the background, unseen.
Update others on news
Many of us live remotely from the rest of our extended families, either because we travel the world, or move away. Blogs are a great way for you to update your loved ones on the goings on in your life. Maybe not telling them about every time you eat a muffin or play on binguez, but important stuff. You can share photos, tell them your best news, anything that will interest them. At least they can keep tabs on you that way.
Develop a style and voice
Blogging can help us develop a voice of our own. Often you’ll find that quiet people spend a lot of time writing, because they feel more like themselves in the written word. The more you write, the better your style of writing becomes, and before you know it, you have this narrative voice that people recognise as you. For a lot of people, when they blog they are at their most relaxed, and therefore when they sound the most like themselves. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about yourself?
Dialogue with others
When you have a blog, you’re inviting other people to comment on the things you say. And while sometimes this can be quite a scary idea, to converse with a complete stranger, for the most part, like-minded people stumble across you. It’s like making a new friend in a way.