Blogging can be rewarding in many ways. This is written as we hit post 685 on this blog (and 835 on my other blog on retailing). It can be a great way to connect to people around the world. But, it is time consuming, too.

If you are hesitant to become a blogger, here are several things to consider (from ):

  1. Do you enjoy communicating with people?
  2. Do you have a topic that interests you enough to talk about on an ongoing basis?
  3. Do you prefer to write, speak, or make videos?
  4. Do you enjoy learning new skills?
  5. Are you a self-starter?
  6. Do you have time to invest in your blog?
  7. Do you really want to be famous?
  8. Can you handle criticism?
  9. Are you patient and persistent?
  10. Do you have a sense of humor?

Click her photo to read more from Gardner on what it takes to be a blogger.


Thanks to KCJ for suggesting the Gardner tips


4 Replies to “Is Blogging Right for You?”

  1. I really like this post because I think blogging seems so cool. I’ve always loved writing and communicating with people. Even at a young age, I loved to share ideas and thoughts with others and see their reaction. I also think that there is a lot that goes into a blog and a commitment that I’m not sure if I could do, as well as writers block if you post recently. It’s very interesting to read about someone who is a blogger and shows her perspective of being a blogger. I think it has so many advantages and it’s also something so new that could possibly be even bigger in the future. I enjoyed reading this!

  2. While I may enjoy reading blogs, I don’t think the role of the blogger is for me. I rather enjoy researching existing blogs and reading what other people have to say. I feel as though I have too many interests and responsibilities to dedicate an adequate amount of time to posting to a blog on a daily or weekly basis. As a college student, it is difficult enough find time to do homework, let alone extra writing!

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