With so many platforms out there from podcasts to webinars to live video streaming, it can be hard to choose which one to first tackle when establishing a personal brand. Here are five reasons why you should consider blogging.

1. Create healthier life habits

By posting new blogs every week, this will help you create new habits and become more consistent with daily or weekly activities. It’s going to make you a better thinker and create a platform where you can share the valuable knowledge that you have and will gain as you continue to grow yourself. Blogging is going to require your commitment, time, and discipline which will help you with your own personal growth.

2. Refine your writing skills

One of the best ways to get better at something is to practice and take action. “Why not take a writing workshop?”, you may ask? There’s a saying, “One hour in the field is worth more than ten hours in the classroom.” Not only will you become a better writer, but this will help me with overall communication and improve how I articulate my thoughts.

3. Introduce myself to the world

If you plan on entering the online space, you’ve got to get more comfortable with being known. It’s not just that people will know a name and a face, but they’ll have insight into how you think and see the world. If you’re sharing stories and experiences of your life, it will show your perspective and thought process of the decisions that you make. Stories are how people will be able to relate and connect with you. It’s one of the best ways to give value to others.

4. Improve your future by reflecting on your past

Blogging can be your online journal for yourself. It will document your thoughts and ideas, so that you can look back and see how your views and opinions have changed over time. This will keep track of your personal growth that you’ll be experiencing and allow yourself to reflect which will in turn help me improve my future.

5. Connect and inspire

You’ll always be finding inspiration and motivation from amazing mentors and other entrepreneurs. Instead of being just a consumer, you need to be a producer of inspiration and motivation. If you can connect with at least once person and make a positive impact on their life, it’ll all be worth it.

If you’re not blogging, I hope this has helped you with your decision to start a blog. If you already have a blog, I’d love to check it out!