At the beginning of 2016, I began a personal experiment. I decided to challenge myself by writing a short daily post on my favorite composer, J.S. Bach.
My original goals were these:
- Post daily (So far, I haven’t missed a day!)
- Learn as I go
- Share what I learn
- Enjoy myself
Some of the other benefits I’m enjoying as a result of regular blogging are:
- Learning to write more quickly
- Becoming more adept at conducting research online
- Making interesting new friends all over the world
- Having thoughtful conversations with other Bach-lovers via social media
I was even contacted by American Public Media and invited to do a couple of interviews as to why Bach is my favorite composer. The result is two features being streamed nationwide on APM’s YourClassical.org.
Anyone can be a blogger. My best advice is to start with a topic that you’re passionate about. Set a few goals. Make blogging a part of your routine. It doesn’t have to be daily. A weekly or monthly schedule is totally acceptable.
With regular blogging and creative sharing, you will begin to position yourself as an expert in your topic. If you incorporate your blog within your website, your regular content updates will help keep Google and other search engines interested in your site resulting in higher search rankings.
There are many, many more benefits to blogging.
The #1 benefit? Having fun!