Understanding the Pros and Cons of Blogging
Blogs have become increasingly popular over the last few years and if you are pondering over weather or not to set up a blog of you own, then this list of pros and cons will definitely help you decide wisely.
First the Pros
Blogs are a great way to keep your friends and family updated about your life. It saves you the trouble of needing to send out emails to everyone and/or from having to do time conversions across various time zones etc. Anyone who is interested in your life can simply visit your blog and get updated on whatever is happening in your life.
Blogging can definitely help in polishing your writing and creative skills. It’s true that blogging alone will not turn you into a great writer but blogging will definitely help in getting your creative juices flowing. Putting your thoughts down in words requires practice and blogging provides an opportunity to do just that.
Blogging also helps in finding people of similar interests. For example if you love to exercise and you regularly blog on the subject then every once in a while a casual visitor will stumble upon your blog and leave a comment. So, in the long run a blog can help you in making friends with people who share your interests and passions.
Without getting into too much detail, having a blog can also be source of income too. Yes, having a blog will not turn you into an overnight millionaire but if your blog has been carefully maintained and updated over a long period of time, it will definitely provide a steady trickle of income.
And now, the Cons
Setting up a blog requires considerable effort and it will require you to frequently update it. If your blog has not been updated for more than a few months, even friends and family members will stop visiting it.
Your blogs will can be read by anyone and everyone. So, if you think that you can nag about your boss, your colleagues and your neighbors without getting into trouble, then you are mistaken. Your blogs WILL be read and therefore you will need to be careful not to bad mouth anyone.
Blogs can very easily be a means for anyone to intrude on your privacy. Your postings, your pictures and your videos etc can be viewed, used and manipulated by anyone who has a little skill and expertise in this area. So, be careful.
In conclusion, if you are someone who is traveling to another city or county, then setting up a blog is definitely worth considering because it will keep you connected with your friends and family back home. Also, if you are a professional and have a passion for something then setting up a blog can help you connect and network with people who share your passions. Lastly, if you are an expert in a certain field and you want to market your skills and talents then a blog can definitely play a major role in getting your thoughts and opinions out there. Regardless of why you want to set up a blog, it’s imperative to take all the necessary steps that are required in order to secure your privacy and your money.