There are many things that define a healthy relationship with yourself and your mental health. Humans are social and like being around others, but it can be hard to cope with not having “me time”. This is why you should put time aside to just focus on you.
A very common way to take some well-deserved time for yourself is through practicing hobbies that you find entertaining. Having a hobby has many benefits, especially for your mental health. A hobby could be anything from going to the movies with your friends to climbing mountains – it all depends on what you enjoy doing.
Have you not quite found your thing yet, but enjoy writing and wouldn’t mind doing it more? Then starting a blog might be a good way to get your creative juices flowing. Down below, I’ll dive deeper into why I find blogging so rewarding – and how to go about getting started on it yourself.
An Amazing Way to Start Writing: Start a Blog
Your blog can be about anything you want to write about. It can be just for fun, or you can try to turn it into a career. There are no limits to what you can decide to do with the medium – unless you manage to get sponsors, of course (in which case, good on you for making that money). Pretty much everything is up to you – and that’s the beauty of it.
There are many reasons why starting a blog is great as a hobby. First of all, you get to write about something you enjoy. Writing about your life can give you a feeling of freedom and help you vent your thoughts to give you some much-needed peace of mind. Writing of course also stimulates many centers in the brain, since you have to be creative and think outside the box at times. It’s also a hobby that you can take with you everywhere. No need for a gym or any special equipment other than your laptop or maybe even your phone.
If you’re intrigued, it’s time to get going and find a name for your blog. If you don’t have a name right out of the gate, there are plenty of sites out there that can help with your blog name ideas free of charge. They help spark your creativity and give you ideas for great names that encapsulate the purpose and tone of your blog perfectly.
How to Start a Blog From Scratch
Once you’ve got your focus and name down, starting a blog is actually not too difficult. Building a website can be done in many ways, both easy and free, if you do a bit of research. Having a website with a decent design plays an important part in giving your followers a good reading experience – and it’ll take you far when it comes to attracting them in the first place.
If you end up really enjoying blogging, you can try to make a career out of it by monetizing your blog. Making money off of a blog is not a quick fix, however, and it takes time. Your articles and content need to be posted regularly and should, of course, be well-written. After your blog reaches a certain number of views per month, you can get ads on your site and make money from these. To give you an idea of what you can end up making, check out my income reports. This includes my earnings from both this blog, other websites and a YouTube channel.
This is the most common way to make money from having a blog. But it is important to note that it takes time and a lot of effort to reach this point. Start by trying it out as a hobby at first and see if you enjoy it – and if you do, you can then start considering going professional.