The Perks of Blogging

Bloggers are a lucky group of people - they're very passionate about doing what they love. Here are 7 of the greatest perks of blogging.

Bloggers are a lucky group of people - they're very passionate about doing what they love. Here are 7 of the greatest perks of blogging.

Blogging might be considered by many a trend or a phase. I’m convinced whoever said that isn’t a blogger. Ask any blogger you see and they’ll tell you it’s a passion, it’s a life. I’ll tell you the same thing. We’ll also tell you why we love it and all about the perks of blogging. 


This is the one thing that sparks the blogging itch. You’ve got ideas, things to say, and you want to share those thoughts! Writing makes me so happy; it’s theraputic. Writing has a very similar effect on me as chocolate. It just soothes me to get it all out on paper (or all out on the keyboard?).


We all know by now that I’m all about goals. I crave them. I am the type of person that needs a goal in order to feel like I’m doing something. There are all sorts of blogging goals: followers, subscribers, posts per week, guest posts, places I want to be published, new things I want to figure out how to do and write about.

Social Life

You might think being a blogger is very lonesome. Do you picture a blogger sitting at her desk all alone with nothing but her thoughts? It might look like that on the outside, but really, while she’s sitting there, she’s probably engaging with her readers, chatting with her blogging tribe, networking with other bloggers, commenting on other people’s blogs, and “meeting” new people. The blogging community is so supportive of one another. Since I started blogging I’ve joined about a million (okay, maybe not quite that many) blogging groups on Facebook, and I’ve been lucky enough to be part of a blogging tribe. We’re a group of a dozen bloggers all supporting each other. We started out as strangers but we’re more like a little family now.

Projects and Deadlines

Do you know what I loved about school and work so much? (How often do you hear someone say THAT?) Deadlines. Give me something to do and tell me when I need to have it finished, and I’m in heaven. I thrive on that. Most of the time I’m meeting my own deadlines and editorial calendar dates, but it still counts.

Brain Candy

Do you know that feeling when you haven’t learned anything new in a while and your brain goes a little mushy? Bloggers don’t get that because there is always so much more to learn. It’s not just writing stuff down and hitting publish. You have to learn about SEO, how to promote your posts, the best plugins, how to make images, and so much more. Blogging is candy for the brain.

Work from Home

There are so many paid blogging opportunities, affiliate programs, freelance writing positions, and more! If you do it right, you can monetize your blog. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t blog for the money. It’s not the sole reason, but it’s definitely a huge plus. I get to do what I love and get paid for it. The best part is that I get to stay home with my kids. It’s a dream job. And with three kids a little extra money earned on the side is a bonus!

“Me” Project

Everyone needs a project that they do just for themselves. It could be anything: crafts, exercise, cooking, writing, reading, whatever. Blogging is just for me. It’s probably the only thing I do that is all about me. I’m not doing this for the kids or for my husband, I am blogging for myself. It keeps me sane. This is how I make sure that I get “me time.”

I officially launched my blog about 7 months ago. I just wanted a side project that would keep me busy and give me something to do besides kids. I thought I was just starting a new hobby. I had no idea I was discovering a passion. I had no idea there were so many perks of blogging.

Now that you know my favorite perks of blogging, I want to know yours! Or if you’re not a blogger, tell me about your “me project” and why you love it!

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  1. So very true. Every single word of it. I love blogging and as you said it’s me-time. Something I do just for myself. Great read!

  2. I love that I can blog day or night depending on my schedule. It is great to have a passion that I share with my other blogging friends!
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    • Day or night – yes! There have been nights where I woke up and couldn’t go back to sleep, so I just got up and blogged. ?

  3. I love this! I completely agree with the last part about blogging being just for you. Having that passion for something and knowing that it brings you joy is amazing.
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  4. I agree with the brain candy perk, I am actively learning new things and giving my brain a workout. I like having an outlet to speak candidly and freely, being raw and honest is something that keeps loyal readers coming back.

  5. Great list! One of the awesome things about blogging is that I learn as I write. Many times, as I write what is on my heart that I want to help people with, I end up seeing what I need to correct in my own life as well.
    Kristin Cook recently posted…4 Keys to Creating a Great MarriageMy Profile

    • Thanks, Kristin! I didn’t think about it like that, you are right! I am learning a lot about myself when I write!

  6. This is exactly why I love blogging. It’s “my space” away from the family and I get to share thoughts and ideas with others. I love blogging and I’ve met some amazing people!
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  7. Blogging is not lonesome at all. It was a bit like that before I started reading other amazing blogs! Great post! 🙂
    Aishwarya Shenolikar recently posted…A Ranting Session.My Profile

  8. For me, this biggest perk is being able to work from home and raise my kiddos! It is such a blessing. These are all so true!

    • Thank you! This started as a hobby, but being able to make some extra money for my family while I’m at home with my kids is a huge perk!

  9. Love this! All of these are so true! Blogging is definitely a passion (and an addiction!). I am the same way about deadlines, I feel like I work best when there’s some sort of deadline or pressure (even if it’s one of my own design). I also love that the in and outs of blogging constantly change so we are always learning new things and never get that mushy brain feeling.
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  10. I think Writing and being able to put all of my thoughts down is one of my favorite perks. Although having SO MUCH history to my life in one place is also a pretty good perk!
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  11. Great points! I made a new friend recently who when he learned about my blog was so impressed by my goals and commitment. It really reminded me of some of the reasons why I love blogging – I have something I’m very proud of!

    • Thank you, Becky! A great blog is definitely something to be proud of, and that’s an excellent perk! I didn’t think of that!

  12. These are all so true! My husband and I blog together, and we enjoy the creative aspect together, and then we spend time together doing it!

    • Leah, I love your blog! You and your husband come up with some AMAZING recipes! Getting creative with your spouse is a fantastic perk!

  13. Fun post! Yay perks. I also really like your logo! So cute

  14. For me…blogging feels me up. I find myself squeezing in the time (despite that I have four kids & a puppy). I guess that’s why people say you find time for the things you love. So true.

  15. Blogging has so many perks that I’m very thankful for! I’m so glad I somehow stumbled into this hobby of mine a few years ago!

  16. I’m new to the blogging world. You’re right, some people don’t get it. I totally love what I’ve been doing and wouldn’t change it for anything. Totally agree with all of it, thanks for sharing this!!

    • Thanks, Jenn! Until you actually start blogging, it’s hard to understand why we’re all obsessed with it!

  17. Yes! I agree with all of them. Love writing, love the sense of community, and having something just for me.

  18. YES! I love so much about blogging – the connection with the wonderful friends I have made, putting my own thoughts and feelings and lessons learned out there for others to read and hopefully benefit from, maybe someday a “real” job, so much!
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  19. I have trouble with how much time it takes to blog. When I was posting three times a week I was putting in 20+ hours. And I couldn’t figure out a way to monetize my blog–and still haven’t. I’m finding it much more enjoyable at once a week, but I wouldn’t mind posting a little more often if I could figure out a way to get at least a little something back for my time.
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    • I completely understand that! I felt the same way. I’m just now starting to get some sponsored post opportunities, and they’re making all the time spent blogging really worth it. Good luck!

  20. Great post! Blogging is really so wonderful!

  21. LOVE this post. I agree, I love the flexibility of blogging. Of course I keep a generic schedule so I can have some what of a routine, but knowing I can blog whenever about whatever is awesome!

  22. I truly hope to work from home with my blog someday.

    xoxo, Jenny

  23. I agree with all of these things! I was especially surprised at how supportive the blogging community is – especially when you’re a part of a tribe as good as ours! 😀
    Tori recently posted…The Shift Working Mom and The Child Care ConundrumMy Profile

    • Me too, Tori! I was really expecting it to be super-competitive, but everyone is so willing to help lift each other up. And we do have an awesome tribe!

  24. This is a great list! Everyone should blog! 🙂 I love the writing, the accountability for my goals, and the new friends (hey you!) I have made!
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  25. I agree with these all! especially the me thing…this is what I LOVE t do and it’s the place I get to be me all the time!
    Lauren Jane recently posted…VegBean Soup Recipe!My Profile

  26. Great post. I love blogging and love that I can do it in my own time and have my own voice.

  27. These are so on point! I started blogging mainly for “brain candy” and a “me project” after having spent several years being stay-at-home mom to two little ones and feeling like I’d lost both my brains and my identity… Blogging has been the perfect solution!

    Casey |

    • You said it perfectly, Casey! I felt like I had lost myself before. It’s nice to be reminded that I’m still me. 🙂

  28. I also love the community of bloggers I have “met” through blogging. It’s also made me want to better myself and my skills: style, photography, social media…I want to get better at all of it for myself and so I can be better at blogging!
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  29. Hollie || Little Goldfish Invitations & Stationery

    Samantha, yes! I love the perks of blogging. I love writing, I love that I get to be creative, I love that I am building a network of friends, I love challenging myself and reaching my goals (even if I forgot that I love doing it….).
    Most importantly, right now, I’m loving that I’m able to work from home so that I can be here when our baby comes along and while they grow up.

  30. What a wonderful post! I love what you wrote about Brain Candy.

    Question on blog tribes – are they different from the Facebook blog groups? And how do you find a blog tribe?

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    • A blog tribe is similar to the Facebook groups, but they are much smaller and more personal. The tribe I’m in only has 12 people. If you want to find one, post on the wall in a blogging group and say you want to either join one or start your own. People will absolutely respond!

  31. Blogging started out as a hobby for me and has become so much more – an outlet for my writing, a new way to meet like-minded friends and an opportunity to learn about new brands!

  32. Girl I am right there with you! I LOVE the community and the brain candy. I love learning and it has fed both that and my creative desire. SO awesome!

  33. I totally agree about the blogger friends! I have a wonderful tribe of blogger friends that I have met online through my blog, Instagram & Facebook and it has been wonderful!

    • It’s all about the tribe! That’s what made me really start feeling like I was headed in the right direction with my blog. 🙂

  34. Blogging is so introspective for me. I feel like it also helps me work out my insecurities and problems through my writing- whether it’s directly or indirectly!
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  35. I love this post! It feels so good to connect with other bloggers because we understand each other so well : )
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  36. I LOVE this post!!! Blogging has changed my life in so many ways – I was just thinking about this yesterday; I used to always have moments when I was bored. I found myself saying it over and over and I wasn’t just happy to be home/not out doing stuff, now I’m ALWAYS busy and having a second to be bored is fun! Wouldn’t trade it for the world 🙂

    • I agree, Adriana! I used to hate those moments when I was bored, and it seemed like they happened too often. Now I’m rarely ever bored!

  37. Love this post! I can’t even remember what I used to do before blogging. Sure, some days it can be frustrating, particularly if you are going through a creative block, but overall, it’s so much fun!

  38. Neely (@Neelykins)

    Working from home is a HUGE plus!

  39. Great post! I’m new to the game and at the beginning I was just so overwhelmed. But now I’m sorta kinda getting a rhythm (I hope). Like so many of the comments before me, I love that blogging gives me a goal. Not that I’m living aimlessly lol but….you know what I mean 🙂

  40. I must admit that I love the idea of a blogging tribe. For me the joy of blogging, is when I get a response that my tutorial actually helped someone.
    This is the greatest thing that I have ever done with my life. #GreatPost

  41. Great post! I just recently started blogging and I can’t believe how many new things I have learned, it’s insane. I also find that I’m reading a whole lot more

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