“I generally blog between 5:30 A.M. and 7 A.M. I will from time to time add something during the day, but for the most part blogging is an early morning activity for me.”
– Fred Wilson
I’ve I’ve mentioned before, blogging is a terrible way to make money. I made more in a week at my warehouse job than I did in an entire year of running this site. With that said, blogging still has quite a few perks.
Here are just a few of the benefits that I have reaped from the past year of blogging:
- Higher self confidence.
Blogging is the male equivalent of being a girl on Facebook. Writing an articulate guide to making money or reviewing a book about 20 rep squats is a man’s version of posting a selfie. People compliment you for it and page feed your ego. This might sound a little silly, but there are nights when I boost my confidence by taking a quick peak at my site stats.
- Free stuff.
Believe it or not, but people send me stuff. eBooks, real books, testosterone cream (which I’ll be reviewing in the near future), and free samples of different supplements. I’m actually experiencing a book overload at the moment and will probably spend Saturday reading over everything I’ve been sent.
- New friends.
Believe it or not, but most of the people online are actually pretty cool. While I haven’t met a ton of readers, the one’s I have are all pretty awesome. Also, you get to correspond with other bloggers and various interesting people. It’s a lot of fun.
- Work experience.
I recently took a web content test on oDesk. I ended up scoring in the top 10%. While a lot of the questions were simple, I think most people could figure out stuff like “what is a blook,” I attribute some of my success to all the hours I’ve spent blogging. Through trial and error I learned a lot about keyword density, and SEO content. Last year all that stuff was a mystery, now I intigrate it into all my posts.
While blogging doesn’t pay, it does have its merits. It’s a confidence booster, a great learning tool, and a fantastic way to network and meet people. I highly recommend that you start a blog.