Some people start a blog because they want to sell stuff, whereas others just want to write poetry. In WordPress, as well as other blogging platforms, you can find musicians, painters, illustrators, writers, and even youtubers. Some of this artists may want to earn some money through inserting ads on his blog or selling their work, and that’s totally fine. But there is some people that just want to share their art and thoughts to the world, just because it makes them feel good. Those are my favourite people. Yeah. It’s great making money doing something you love, but doing something you love just because you want is priceless. I don’t want you to agree with me. I just know that I wouldn’t feel comfortable monetizing my site knowing that my readers would see annoying ads everywhere. I run a blog because I want to do it, because I like it and because it feels nice to read my words on the web. Nevertheless, these are not the real reasons why I blog and why everybody should as well.
The only reason to blog is: being useful.
Totally. Write a poem because some colombian teenager will do a search on google and their key words will lead him to your blog, and that’s gonna make him feel nice, because he’ll know that some writer had the same feelings and that he’s not alone at all. Run a blog with you own memes, and some kid will feel happy knowing that he finally found an artist with the same sense of humour. Write a diary, share your thoughts, and someone will read you and think “damn, I know how it feels”. Or just sell something someone is looking for. 😉
That’s it. If your blog has been useful to just one visitor in all the time that has been online, then you’ve done right, and not only your blog will have fullfilled the meaning of its existence, but your life as well.