I am a huge fan of blogging.
Not only do I recommend this as the preferred and default activism method that we should be using, I also think that it is the best way for us to learn more about this movement, and “the animals”.
As it has been awhile since I published a blog post of any sort, I thought I would use this one share with you some of the reasons why I love to blog.
Get Material From Everywhere
One of the reasons I hear people give for not starting a blog is that they don’t know what to write about.
While this is perfectly understandable when you first start out, it won’t be like that for long.
The more that you blog, and the more serious you get about it, the more you will find inspiration everywhere.
You could write a blog post about a conversation you have had with someone recently, or about a question you keep getting asked.
You could even write a blog post about something you want to share with the world, or you wish people knew.
Learning Never Stops
A common trap that many people fall into is wanting their message to appeal to everyone.
It won’t and shouldn’t.
Trying to make it appeal to everyone will be the quickest way to make sure that it appeals to no one.
This was something that I learnt early on in my blogging life.
Depending on what sort of blog you want to create, you will need to do some research into what you are writing about.
I can say that since I have been blogging that my knowledge on veganism and animal rights has increased substantially.
Along with that is a better understanding of marketing, negotiations and why people do the things that they do.
Challenges The Comfort Zone
One thing that blogging does, is challenge your comfort zone.
Unlike standing on a corner handing out leaflets, or wearing a mask, the things that you put online will be there forever.
For example, here is a Wayback Machine archive of something I wrote in 2007.
This really does push the limits of your comfort zone.
Though, once you get through it, you will realise that it wasn’t that bad after all.
Encourages Personal Growth
Inline with the Learning Never Stops above, is that blogging fosters personal growth too.
While I started off blogging about vegan related things, there are other blogs that I write too.
Which I probably wouldn’t have considered if I hadn’t started this blog.
This then leads into learning more about blogging, reader engagement, and so on.
I have even gone as far as helping others to set up their own blogs.
Once again, something that I wouldn’t have thought of doing if I hadn’t set up my own blog in the first place.
While these aren’t all of the reasons why I love to blog, they are some of them.
And I am sure that you will have more, and possibly other reasons.
The main thing you need to do is get out there and start blogging.
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