“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” 
William Wordsworth
Over the course of my life, I’ve embraced a number of different hobbies: drawing, painting, reading, sometimes hiking and doing some exercises. But none of them have changed my life or brought me as much satisfaction as blogging. 

In almost too many ways to count, it has changed me and the way I live my life.

In fact, so much so, it has become a hobby I regularly recommend to others. I started blogging as a personal tool to journal the changes we were making as we began minimizing our possessions.

But somewhere along the line, it became less about me writing the story and more about the story changing me.

And while there are many articles written about why you should blog to grow your business or become an expert or make a whole bunch of money—the best recommendations are still found in the personal realization that blogging changes you, the writer.

How Blogging Impacts My Life
1. Ofcourse. You’ll become a better thinker. 
The process of writing includes recording thoughts on paper, but the blogging process encourages you to stop and think deeper. You will delve deeper into the matters of your life and the worldview that shapes them. 

Despite of saying or faulty reasoning “have nothing to say” I prefered to write down everything that cross in my mind.

2. Become a better writer. 
Blogging will not force you to become a better writer, it’ll just happen as you do it. And becoming a better writer holds important benefits for the rest of your life—whether you are creating a book, a presentation, a résumé, or an anniversary card for your spouse ^^

3. You’ll inspire others. 
Blogging not only changes your life, it also changes the life of the reader. And because blogs are free for the audience and open to the public, on many levels, it is an act of giving. 

Others will find inspiration in your writing… and that’s a wonderful feeling.

4. Develop an eye for meaningful things. 
Blogging requires a filter. It’s simply not possible to write about every event, every thought, and every happening in your life. 

Instead, blogging is a never-ending process of choosing to articulate the most meaningful events and the most important thoughts. 

5. Live a more intentional life. 
Once you start writing about your life and the thoughts that shape it, you’ll begin thinking more intentionally about who you are, who you are becoming, and whether you like what you see or not. And that just may be reason enough to get started.

You develop an eye for meaningful things, and sometimes the most meaningful things appear in the most diligent things.

6. You’ll meet new people. 
Yes, I meet a lot's of people. The blogging community is friendly, encouraging, and genuinely cheering for you to succeed.

Whether it be through comments, e-mails, or social media, you may be surprised at how quickly you meet people on-line. 

7. It’ll lead to healthier life habits. 
Blogging will provide opportunity for new life habits to emerge in yours!

Blogging requires time, devotion, commitment, and discipline. And just to be clear, those are all good things to embrace – they will help you get the most out of your days and life. 
8. You’ll make some money. 
Although some people says that it's pretty nice to have a hobby that actually pays you back, sometimes making money from your blog can actually start to distract you from the joy that you found in the first place. 

In fact, you don’t need to make money to enjoy blogging.

9. Blogging becomes more comfortable being known. 
Blogging introduces yourself to the world. It causes you to articulate the life you live and the worldview behind the decisions that you make. 

Whether you have 1 reader or 10,000, the blogging process opens up your life to those on the outside. It is a good exercise in human-existence to be known by others. Over time, you’ll reveal more and more of yourself to the outside world… and you’ll be excited to find a world that relates to you and enjoys hearing your story.

10. I become more confident. 
Blogging help me discover more confidence in my life. 

In my humble opinions, I realize that I do live an important life with a unique view and have something to offer others.

8 komentar

  1. bermanfaat sekali nih, buat junior spt sy, ijin mampir skalian belajar ya mba.. :D

  2. Keep sharing, keep writing mba :) mba i love hiking too hehe. Rangkaian katanya aku suka

  3. Kasih fitur terjemahan dong mbak. Biar saya gak buka google traslate :D

  4. I feel you, girl :). Indeed blogging changes your life. Surely sharing pieces of our heart and life will bring benefits to others :)

    1. yes, I learn a lots from ur blog mbak Indah ... luv