3 Long-Awaited Signs It’s Time For You To Finally Start A Blog

here's_your_signThe chances are many of you guys don’t have a blog of your own.

And that’s after you’ve read all these articles, that talk about countless benefits of running your own blog and entice you to launch one.

You’re well aware of the amazing lifestyle that famous bloggers have and you pretty much want this for yourself, and yet as of today you don’t have your own blog.

It’s just never “the right time”, huh?

You probably need a sign from the God (or the Universe, you name it) that the time has come.

Well, apparently I’m not the God, but beyond controversy I am the part of the Universe and I have three signs for you today:

Sign #1: You Know The Technical Side Of Things

“Domain name, hosting account, WordPress blog” – in case these words sound like jibber-jabber to you, there’s some learning ahead.

But if you’re well aware of how to register a domain name; how to purchase a hosting account and tie it with your domain name; how to setup WordPress blog and write your first post – I can’t understand what’s stopping you?

The only issue I see here is the decision of how to actually name your blog. And while being a proud owner of a blog with a super cool (arguably) name – “BloggerJet.com”, I feel competent enough to offer you my own guide to picking a name for your blog.

Those of you, who are not familiar with all this stuff, no worries. Just read the following few articles and the “Sign #1” will immediately apply to you.

Domains:

Hosting:

WordPress:

Sign #2: You’re Passionate About Something

I’m very sorry for you if you aren’t. Life without passion is pointless and dull.

You may want to check this awesome TED talk by Ben Dunlap on living a passionate life or another cool TEDx talk by Scott Dinsmore on how to find and do work you love.

I guess many of you are into some 9to5 job that you hate and yet you have to do it for living. Well, starting a blog about your passions will be that very first tiny step towards your new life, where you are doing what you really love.

And you will be surprised how fast that blog can turn into a profitable business that pays the bills.

Think of what you’re interested in or perhaps what would you do if you had enough time and money and start blogging about this. I’m sure you have something to say.

Someday you will inevitably face the so-called “writers block”, but again we’ve got you covered on this one with a few cool articles:

Sign #3: You Have Time For Pointless Things

When was the last time you’ve watched TV?

Do you think people like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg or even Will Smith watch TV?

I guess they don’t have enough time to watch what other people do, because they’re too busy doing things that other people watch.

The truth is, you can’t be on both sides of the fence. You have to make a choice: spend your life doing things you love or waste your life loving things others do.

I’m not saying you should never spend time with your friends playing video games, all of us need to have a rest at times.

But I want you to focus your time and energy on doing things, rather than consuming them. Cause that TV show you’re watching proves you have more than enough time to do stuff that matters.

Back To You

So here they are. The three signs you should finally start your own blog.

Do they apply to you? Will you finally get yourself a personal blog after reading this?

I know the vast majority of people are lazy, but I sincerely hope there are many of you with a huge untapped potential that sits there for a very long time waiting to be released.

I want you to release it right now!

I want to see people in comments who have finally launched their blogs after reading this piece. Drop me a line and tell me the name of your newly launched blog, I’ll be honored to check it out!

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Tim Soulo is a blogging experimenter and conversion junkie. Check his free email course if you want to grow the traffic of your blog or check his free online tool that will show you the most popular articles of any blog you put into it.

Comments

  1. Tim, I was one of those who knew I needed to start a blog but put it off because I was scared to death to try setting up a website. I will be the first to admit I’m a techno-dork, but I knew I had to go for it. Think about it. How much of what we do today, without thinking twice, did we once never know how to do? Do you remember learning to walk or talk? I don’t either but I have mastered both. You have to trust in yourself, take a leap, expect to fall but have the wherewithal to pick yourself up and keep at it until you win the battle.

    I took my leap in late August 2013. It was scary as hell, but once I got my site built I felt great about myself. I’m still tweaking my site and didn’t decide on a niche until last month. We humans are a constant work in progress and what we do should be looked at in the same way. Life is about growth and so are our dreams. You just gotta go for it!

  2. The best motivational line of the article is “spend your life doing things you love or waste your life loving things others do”. It could motivate any person who has knowledge about the things that how to start a blog and what to do for the same but they still could not start blog just because they are satisfied with their job or are a bit lazy to do something new. Though I am also of the feeling that one must not start a blog just to do something new. he/she must have passion about it as Life without passion is nothing but to move towards a new path which has no end.

  3. Ahh well you got me. Started my blog in July and it isn’t going as well as expected. And the reason lies in sign 3. It’s really difficult to work on your blog when you have been doing other pointless things you loved all your life.

    Well maybe it will take more time getting used to it. Right?

    • Hey Ally… how about you make it a habit? :)

      just write yourself a weekly todo item “write one awesome article this week” and try to stick with that for a month or two :)

  4. Just recently, I set up a blog for my small business, and I personally experience the changes
    or shall I say the improvement of my visibility in the world wide web. It truly helps my business to gain more audience widely.

  5. Wow, amazing article. I remember when I started blogging I wasnt even aware of WordPress but my friends supported me and now I know almost every basic thing about blogging. I like writing that is why i created my blog and now its a source of earning

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