Today, we take WordPress Development back to basics — blogging. Why not blog about life and other topics that excite your passion.
Way back, before WordPress became a web design and web development powerhouse, it was primarily a blogging platform. [Learn all about the humble beginnings of WordPress.]
With 100% certainty, Matt Mullenweg’s then altruistic ideals of “Democratizing Publishing” changed my life. I always knew I had something to say, but until I encountered WordPress I felt stifled. How was anyone going to hear what I had to say? Did anything I have to say matter? Where can I exercise my voice? Enter WordPress.
There are many reasons to start a blog. Here is a list of reasons I have started numerous blogs, both personal and professionally.
1. Display knowledge about topics
2. Exercise your voice
3. Build a brand
4. Content marketing
5. Affiliate marketing opportunities
6. Become an influencer
7. Therapeutic journaling
8. Share, contribute and be a part of a community.
9. SEO implications for initiatives
10. Make the web a better place
I know these reasons are broad and some personal to me, but they are just the beginning of endless opportunities.
WordPress is by no means perfect. Automattic, WordPress’ parent entity has been under fire from everywhere for whatever reason. WordPress has been the new age printing press. WordPress allows everyone to say something, whether we agree with their message or not.
There are other blogging platforms, but WordPress is what’s for me.