Hi. Today is a special day for me! Exactly one year ago I published my first post as C6 Beauty. I started my new adventure as Blogger without thinking too much about it. From “it would be nice to create a blog” it passed only a week. With the help of my boyfriend (now husband) we put on the structure for what today is one of my greatest satisfactions. A year later I decided to celebrate this milestone by sharing this post that, unlike my usual ones, wants to show my 4 reasons why each of you should start your own blog today.
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To make a change!
I started my blog to change my habits. Throughout my life I have always made or taken decisions based on my past experiences. Last year, I decided to leave my comfort zone and to throw myself into something completely new. I was not and I am not IT-girl and I’m not even a great writer. English is not my mother tongue but despite my 1000 doubts I have put my articles online. Now I’m excited about it!
Working for you and for your passions
Another reason why you should start your own blog is for working on something that is good for you, for something that you really like and are passionate about it. Of course, I respect people who have found a passion in their work, I have not been so lucky. After analysing my previous work, I asked myself “was I happy?”.When you’re looking for a job but the doors are closed, you stop to analyse everything also driven by the situation. I realised that I wasn’t so happy. Often you end up working just for the interests of others and often you are the last of a system that if it no longer needs you, greets you and throws you out. These thoughts have become bigger and bigger and almost priority in my head. I opened my blog to give voice to my thoughts, and to demonstrate first of all to myself that I am able to learn new things and to throw myself headlong into something that gratifies me every day. The thought that my articles are read and commented on stimulates me to continue and this makes me happy!!
Another reason is to challenge yourself by learning new things every day. Blogging is not only about writing contents that are interesting, but also about promoting them, analyzing data and improving yourself. A year has passed since my first post and the difference in writing and presentation is very evident. Click here to have an eye on it but then come back 🙂 As you will have seen the content was poor and also not very attractive. I’ll be honest, people don’t see it, but I’m not going to delete or modify it. It allows me to use it as reference for my future posts. In this year I learned how to promote my articles in different ways depending on the social used. I learned how to read google Analytics data and listen to people reading my articles. In the last month my blog has been viewed more than 1000 times. It may sound irrelevant for some of you but this is a super result for me considering that until last year I was absolutely out of this world.
Remember: there is always time and opportunity to reinvent oneself.
Let’s be honest. Having a blog could allow you to earn a few money. I say “a few” because for me now it’s like that. My blog is currently a hobby that allows me to repay my maintenance costs. Nothing more. I’ve decided to make it monetisable since last January. I registered as a self-employed person after payment of the registration fee, and only later I inserted affiliate links or advertising. Yes, because for the moment these are the two ways that allow me to earn something.
if you buy something from Amazon after clicking on one of my links
if you click on some advertising that shows you Google.
Right now I’m earning only a few cents that certainly do not allow me to be economically independent. But this is normal and to make a blog a source of livelihood you have to work full-time as in all things. The good thing is that being something of yours, it doesn’t tire you but motivates you. Earning a few cents a day motivates me to continue and improve to reach my goals.