Published: 2022-06-08   Views: 70
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Published in: Hobbies
How Blogging Can Benefit You, If It Is Pursued As A Hobby?

Hobby is the activity that is pursued by an individual as a source of enjoyment during his or her leisure time. Hence, the course of hobby can include anything and everything that you like to do and that feeds your soul. Blogging has become one of the most popular terms in the recent years. Blogging is usually associated with writing and creating contents that can gain the attention of the readers exclusively. Even though the course of blogging initially started as a hobby, it has become more of a business in the recent time.

However, pursuing blogging as a hobby can be a factor to provide much more benefits than pursuing it as a business. This article discusses the benefits that can be acquired by pursuing blogging as a hobby along with definite and justified reasons.

Benefits of blogging as a hobby

Influences creativity

Blogging demands a creative and unique perspective even towards the most common element of the world. Only if it is creative and capable of serving something different than other blog-posts, the readers will read it. However, being pressurised for uploading a blog post daily can impact creativity negatively. On the other hand, when you pursue blogging as a hobby, you do not get pressurised to update it every day. You can simply write a blog when you want and post it without having to worry much about the time and date. This allows you to be more creative and allows you to take your time before writing a quality blog as per your and your readers’ choices.

Helps in relieving stress  

When you separate your work from your hobby, your hobby becomes an effective method to relive the stress created by your work or other things. You can simply come home and write a blog about something that makes you happy. In that process, you focus on trying to pen-down your positive feelings as perfectly as possible, which eventually makes you forget about your short-comings.

Allows to communicate

Blogging as a hobby provides you with the freedom of sharing your own stories with the readers. The stories can include your achievements, your failures and every sort of other things. When you share those with your readers, it motivates them to share their stories too. In this way, the communication between the blogger and the reader strengthens, which is certainly positive. However, negative comments on blogs are a very common factor. Thus, you should be prepared for those and should not let the negativity get into you.

Benefits of blogging as a hobby

Influences mental wellness

According to APA (American Psychological Association), blogging can be a helpful method to fight with depression and mental illness. Writing about your issues and the things that push you to your edge, somehow makes you feel better. Moreover, your readers may let you know that you are not the only one. According to Deborah Serani, PsyD, a New York based psychotherapist, “There's a lot of science grounding expressive language writing and journaling as being an extremely helpful piece for maintaining mental wellness”. Hence, by pursuing blogging as a hobby you can certainly positively influence your mental wellness.   

Enhances professional ground as well

If you have a blog and a well-connected community at a social media or at a website then it is something that you can surely add to your resume. A well-established blog community can surely help you in gaining a preference at your interview even. You can even start your career as a writer if you want to.

All of these benefits that are associated with blogging as a hobby, encourages your wellness and establishes a better mental stability. Hence, blogging holds much more than you can even think of.

Some topics that you can start blogging on

If you want to start blogging as a hobby then it is not important to have a niche. The topic can be anything and everything that you like. However, the topic needs to be something that you can express well and your readers can connect to. Hence, here are the list of some topics that you can choose for blogging.

Music:

Music is something that connect people beyond every boundary, that too immediately. It is not something tough to find someone who has the similar music taste as you and you can talk to them for hours about the songs that you like. Blogging is something similar. You can write about your favourite songs, how the lyrics inspire you, how do you connect to the lyrics or how much you like the rhythm. You will be finding people drawn to your blog with similar likings. Additionally, writing about your favourite music will simply be transformed to a fun activity that you will be looking forward to spend your time doing almost every day.

Personal experience:

If you think that you have learnt some valuable lessons in your life and your lessons can educate people further then you should start to share your journey and your thoughts through a blog. The issues that you faced and the methods that you applied to win over those can be something to interest people beyond your imagination. People might start communicating with you by sharing their own stories and that might be something to educate you as well.

Stories:

Stories and written series have become one of the most emerging blogging ideas these days. If you think you have the potential of thinking of plots and creating extraordinary characters then you should put it in work. You can research on trending genres and think of a plot and start writing. It will never ever go to waste.

Some blogging ideas to start

Mental health:

Dishevelled mental health is something that is being faced by almost everyone at a higher or a lower level. You can be the one to comfort this state with your encouraging words. Tell your readers that they are not alone, they are worth it, they should be happy and every other statement that can make them feel good. You will bound to be overwhelmed with their responses and you will feel much more confident about yourself as well.

Fandom:

Being in a fandom is one of the most common lifestyles these days. Mostly among the teenagers and the young adults have indulged themselves in a specific fandom and all the discussions about the same. If you belong to a similar community and you want to pursue blogging as a hobby then fandom related discussion is the best choice for you. Fandoms are the fan bases of something or someone famous, it can be fandom of a public figure, a sports-person, a movie or a TV-show, a musician or a band, a book or a writer etc. you can start blogging on your reasons of being in the fandom and that will instantly attract other fans.

Travelling:

If you love travelling and already have been to a lot of places and have a lot of experiences to share then you should start blogging on it. There are a good number of travel enthusiasts over the internet and your blog can help them in choosing their next travel destination. You can share every positive and negative experience associated with the travelling story to enlighten your readers. Sharing photos of scenic beauty is a good idea as well. Blogging on your travelling experience will help you in re-living the past times once more and will attract your readers to look up to you for genuine travelling tips even more.

Thus, take a step forward to embrace your interests and turn those into some well-written blogs. It will help you beyond your imagination.

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