Last Updated: Sunday, August 7, 2016

The 4 Most Common Reasons Why People Blog

From just a hobby to promoting one's business, blogging has become an indispensable tool to share one's thoughts and expertise.

In Tumblr alone, there are already more than 305.9 million blog accounts. On the other hand, there are more than 3.9 million posts that are being published every day.

These statistics are definitely amazing, making you wonder why there are millions of people who blog.

And to many, the most common reasons why they started blogging are the following:

1. They blog because it is one of their favorite hobbies.

Though there are more readers than bloggers or writers, writing belongs in one of the top 50 most popular hobbies in the world which means that there are still people who find pleasure in blogging or writing during their leisure time. This kind of people are already satisfied when they are able to unleash their creative side or express their thoughts through writing.

2. They blog because they want to make money online.

If you are looking for ways to make money online, then you can try blogging. Though making money online through blogging isn't easy, there are multiple ways on how to monetize your blog. Based on a Blogging Basics 101 article of Jessica Knapp, you can monetize your blog through the following methods: CPC or CPM ads, sell private ads, include affiliate links, sell digital products, use it as a content marketing tool for business and sell memberships.

3. They blog because they want to improve their writing skills.

Who says that the only persons who have the right to write are those already good at writing? If your writing sucks but you have the passion for it, write. In fact, there are several well-known bloggers today admit that they were once terrible writers, including Jeff Bullas. Watch his video interview on this page and see him reminisce his writing adventures when he was still a beginner.

4. They blog for fame.

Those who blog for fame are generally business owners who aim to build their online presence. With a blog, they can showcase their expertise to be able to establish themselves as thought leaders in the industry. When they are famous enough, more people will come to know about their brand which can potentially convert them as buying consumers.

These are only some of the most common reasons why people blog. How about you? What are your reasons for blogging?