I started Just Buttons back in May this year, but I should have started it sooner. I’ve owned a couple of other blogs in the past but I never thought they were very ‘me’. I started Just Buttons when I began my maternity leave as I wanted a place for me to chat and talk about what interested me and my experiences whilst sitting at home getting bigger and heavier. Now I’m 5 months down the line and I’m still loving blogging. I’m now starting to come up with ideas and projects linked to my blog, so really, I’m just getting started! I wanted to have a blog where I could be myself for a long while, but I had always been too afraid of what others would think of me, but those fears were silly. Now I’m fully into it I am completely myself and I couldn’t be happier! If you’re reading this because you’re thinking of starting your own blog, well keep reading!
If you’ve been debating whether you should start a blog or not, well I have the answer for you; Yes, do it! The internet is open for all blogs, whatever your main genre may be; Lifestyle, Beauty, Photography, DIY, Fashion etc. If just me saying ‘Yes!’ hasn’t convinced you enough, here’s a list of more reasons why I think you should.
1. You meet new people.
I have met tons of beautiful bloggers online, whether that be on my blog, through Twitter, Facebook or even Instagram. I find Twitter to be the most social out of them all. Some I talk to nearly on a daily basis, some I speak to once or twice a week, but it doesn’t matter, they’re all so lovely and would love to read your blog!
2. It’s really fun.
Sometimes I find myself so into blogging and talking to others that time goes past so quickly! You’re blog is a place to talk about what interest and excites you, and others will have the same interests as you too, so you do get lost in the blogging world having too much fun. I really enjoy Twitter chats! You can read about Twitter chats here in a previous post of mine.
3. It helps you think clearer.
Being able to write down whatever you want onto that computer screen is so relaxing and it really does clear your mind. You can write down your weekly plans, your past experiences and things you love, and just having all of that down in a post is really satisfying.
4. You can help others.
If you have any special tips and tricks for something you’re good at, there is always another person out there who would love to hear them – I would at least! You might have someone who has been dying to learn something and you could be that person who can help them!
5. You have the freedom to write about whatever you want.
Once you start your own blog, it is your own space, you have the freedom to write about whatever you’d like to! This could range from a DIY version of making your own work space to talking about your favourite burger from the local restaurant! The possibilities are endless!
6. You don’t need to be an English Graduate to become a blogger.
Take me for example. The highest qualification I have English is a GCSE which was 8 years ago. That makes me feel old! My writing skills aren’t the greatest, in fact, they are pretty terrible, but hey, I’m not getting graded for blogging! As long as you can string a sentence together you’re perfect for blogging!
I could go on with more reasons to why you should start a blog but I won’t bore you! If you’re stuck with how to start a blog and to really get things kick starting for you, I’d recommend this eBook; Building A Framework – The Ultimate Blogging Handbook. I’ve recently purchased this book and I love it. It’s helped me so much with where I’ve been struggling and it’s really got certain aspects of blogging going for me – It even helps with the social media side of things! This book would be perfect for anyone wanting to start a blog as it helps you with starting up and actually creating your blog. Click on the picture below to get more information.
I hope this post has convinced you to become a blogger. Trust me when I say you won’t regret it. If you do start a new blog, please post your URL in the comments section below and let me know on Twitter – I’d love to read it!