1. You’re already reading one (and a post about this very topic), so you must already want to do it!
2. The longer you wait to do something, the harder it will be to actually do it. Just do it. Just go all in.
3. Blogging is one of the best ways to desensitize yourself to the fear of putting your work out there, because at first, pretty much no one sees it anyway. This is a good thing.
4. To get better at writing, you have to practice. And there’s no better way to practice writing than to do it through writing about a topic you genuinely love.
5. Many writers start out posting to their own personal blogs — not because they have to, but because it’s a great place to start when you don’t have any other writing experience.
6. It’s free! If you’re willing to deal with a funky domain name for a while, anyway. In the beginning, it really doesn’t matter.
7. Because “everyone” has a blog, it’s almost expected. Almost. People will look for yours the same way they search you on social media. I still rely on mine in a lot of cases to showcase my writing, my knowledge about writing, and my ability to stick to long-term projects.
8. Committing to a semi-regular posting schedule — and keeping track of ideas for posts — can be a surprisingly strong motivator. Not just for blogging specifically, but in general as well.
9. Sure, plenty of blogs already exist about the topic you want to start a blog about. But none of them will approach that topic from your exact perspective in the exact same way you will. You are unique. Your blog can be, too.
10. Because you have things to say, your words are valuable, you matter, and you really have absolutely nothing to lose!
Meg is the creator of Novelty Revisions, dedicated to helping writers put their ideas into words. She is an editor and writer, and a 12-time NaNoWriMo winner. Follow Meg on Twitter for tweets about writing, food, and Star Wars.