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Last Updated on 11th January 2017 by Sophie Nadeau

When I tell people that I have a blog, I’m normally met with one of two reactions. The first is, “Oh, that’s really cool. What do you write about?” The second is by far my least favourite “What? Why? Are you a 15 year old in 2006 writing about boys making you cry and drama with your best friend?” So the question is, why do you start a blog? Are you thinking about starting one? Well, here are just 3 reasons to start a blog (and why you should have already started on it 5 minutes ago!)

You meet new people

Through my photograph sharing on Instagram to blogger meetup groups I’ve found on Facebook, I’ve met loads and loads of new people. To be honest, one of my favourite parts of having a blog is all the doorways it opens for meeting new people! Some of these new people I’ve met through my blog have become some of my closest friends…

You have an online portfolio of your work

Whether you want to pick up some freelance writing or just showcase examples of your photography to potential clients, there’s a multitude of things you can publish on your blog. Whenever anyone asks for examples of your work, it’s really easy to say: “Sure! I have a website. Just type in ‘'”

It’s fun! (And you learn a lot doing it!)

Newsflash: You don’t run a blog because you’re hoping to get rich fast! You do it because you’re passionate about… something, (re:anything)! All that matters is that you’re passionate! You can quite literally write about whatever you fancy; from fossils of the Devonian era to natural facemasks, the world really is your oyster!

Plus, you learn how to build and manage a website, manage multiple social media channels and pitch to companies. And that’s just for starters…

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If you have a blog, what do you write about? What reasons would you give for having it? Let me know in the comments below!

About Author

Sophie Nadeau loves dogs, books, Paris, pizza, and history, though not necessarily in that order. A fan of all things France related, she runs when she's not chasing after the next sunset shot or consuming her weight in sweet food. Currently based in Paris after studies in London, she's spent most of her life living in the beautiful Devonian countryside in South West England!


  • Dani
    19th April 2017 at 9:19 am

    Tick, tick, tick. All of these reasons are exactly what drove me to start a blog! Especially meeting people — I don’t think there is anything as rewarding as growing a global travel family.

  • the adventurer
    9th October 2016 at 2:51 pm

    these are all so true! i am so happy I started my blog a year ago, I have learned about so many different interesting topics and met people from all over the world =o)

  • Nomadic Foot
    8th October 2016 at 6:22 am

    This is true people react like this when u say i have a blog. i think blogging makes u a better human being.

  • Darina
    7th October 2016 at 6:40 pm

    Good article! I love to blog because I love to take pictures and to write! And to inspire others (I hope! :))


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