These days, a lot of people are turning to the Internet when they have a question or issue to solve.
They will simply enter their question or a few keywords related to their problem into a popular search engine, such as:
The search results may yield various blog posts written by people who have the experience and knowledge to answer the original question.
Here are 5 good reasons for NOT starting a blog:
5. “I have nothing to blog about.”
If you think you don’t have any useful information to share with others, then you may be right.
However, have you ever given much thought to the things you are passionate and knowledgeable about?
If so, then you may consider putting these into your blog.
The logic behind this approach is fairly straightforward.
If you are not passionate about what your blog is about, then you probably won’t spend much (if any) time on it.
However, if you have the passion but only limited or zero knowledge about it, then you wouldn’t be able to create useful blog posts about whatever it is you are passionate about.
So just pick something you know a lot about AND enjoy doing, and get your blog on!
But if you don’t enjoy or know much about anything, then you should definitely never blog.
4. “I am a terrible writer.”
People who are not good writers should probably not blog, either.
Afterall, who likes to read terrible writing?
I suppose people could TRY to become good writers…but only if they want to.
I consider myself a ‘very good‘ but not ‘excellent‘ writer. For now, at least.
But that’s exactly why I’m blogging in the first place!
Blogging allows me to practice, refine, and learn more about how to write so I can attain the vital skills and experience needed to achieve success in my career and life.
I also frequently read other blogs which can help me with my writing.
Some of my favorite resources to help me with my blog writing are:
- Joe “Write with” Warnimont
- Alexis “Socialexis” Grant
- Marcus “The Sales Lion” Sheridan
- Danny “The Freddy Krueger of Blogging” Iny
But that’s just my approach and how I like to overcome obstacles in my life.
If somebody doesn’t want to improve a skill that they will need to use extensively throughout life (such as writing), then they shouldn’t be forced to do it.
They should want to improve, otherwise there will be no effort in trying to improve.
And like a lot of things in life, if there’s no effort, then there’s no result, which means there will be no change to the status quo.
3. “I am not tech-savvy.”
Like most new things you try, blogging will be strange and unfamiliar to you at first.
However, just like learning any new task, the more you practice and learn, the more you will improve.
If trying new things and learning how to do them until they become more familiar is not something that’s in your skill set or general interests, then you are best to avoid blogging at all costs.
I am somewhat technical, having worked in different roles in my career that required Web programming and gaining more familiarity with various software programs that I had not previously used.
Before starting this blog, I had no knowledge on how to use either of these software programs.
Usually when I am unfamiliar with a new computer program or software, then I will do things like review the software’s user instructions or run another Web search to answer my questions.
After a lot of blood, sweat, tears, trial, and error, I have gained just enough knowledge and comfort in using these programs to publish blog posts.
2. “I am not online much.”
So it is understandable that you only want to express yourself creatively and offer useful information only to people you already know on social media.
A blog would be the equivalent of sharing your knowledge with a much larger audience; primarily anyone with an Internet connection.
This may or may not be a desirable scenario, either for you or potential visitors to your blog.
Your best bet in avoiding this is to simply eliminate the potential of ever producing a blog based on your own experience, passion, and knowledge.
1. “I don’t have enough time to blog.”
In order for something to exist, it must be created first.
So in order for you to have the time to blog, then you will need to create the time to blog.
Between work and personal life, there may be a very limited timeframe that could be devoted to blogging about what you love to do and have a true passion and knowledge about.
If this is the case with you, then you have a good excuse for NOT starting a blog.
Because you simply do not have the time to blog because that time has not been created.
Blogs give people an opportunity to write their own future.
But that’s why blogging is NOT for everyone.
People have their own reasons for starting a blog or not.
It is also important to note that when you have a blog, then people with similar interests, goals, and dreams may find your blog on the Internet (possibly from a Web search).
You may end up helping these people with the content you put in your blog.
But if that does not sound like your cup of green tea, then it’s probably best to not even try starting a blog.
Have you ever wanted to start a blog but didn’t?
What are some other good reasons to NOT start a blog?
Let’s hear about it in the Comments!
James K. Kim
James "Jim" Kim is a commercial real estate agent with Cushman & Wakefield / Pyramid Brokerage Company in the Capital Region of New York, specializing in retail, office, and industrial tenant and landlord representation.