18 Jan
Pros of Blogging
Cons of Blogging
Has the potential to make moneyA lot of work at first
It is a learning gameIt is a gamble 
Great outletTakes self-motivation
Allows your voice to be heardPeople can be mean
Blogging is full of accomplishYour work is almost always accessible 

I began writing for this blog about five months ago. It has been a fun, crazy, growing experience. There are many pros and cons that I wish I'd known before beginning this journey. I hope my list will give you a kick start to understand what is ahead in your blogging career. 

Pros of Blogging

  1. A blog has the potential to make an income. Blogging is a flexible job that is perfect for a stay-at-home mom. 
  2. Blogging is a learning game. When  I finished college, I made a goal to keep learning. Blogging has helped me accomplish this in a way I enjoy. 
  3. Blogging is a great outlet. You will find that writing about something you are passionate about is an outlet for your stress, care, and frustration.  The blog has lifted my rough days.
  4. Blogging allows my voice to be heard. I love sharing what I have learned with others.
  5.  Blogging is full of things to accomplish. There are so many little achievements in the life of a blogger.  Here are a few of my favorites:                                                                      
  • Getting the blog indexed
  • Hearing positive feedback from a reader
  • Searching something and seeing an article I posted
  • Seeing clicks and impressions going up
  • Hitting over 100 articles published
  • Being proud of a well-written article
  • Referencing your site to make a decision 
  • Ranking an article

Cons of Blogging

  1. Blogging is a lot of work to get started.  Did you know about needing to get your page indexed? I didn't. Did you know about subscribing to get advertisements? I didn't.  Did you know that you should count on writing at least 100 blogs? I didn't.
  2. Blogging is a gamble. As a blogger, you can work over a year on a blog and not see a dime for it. You may throw hours into something that will never yield an income. 
  3. It takes self-motivation. I have to set the time aside to work.  If you can never start and finish projects working on a blog isn't for you. 
  4. People can be mean. People can be incredibly mean online. Having a presence online, you are in the line of fire for some hurtful comments.
  5. You take your work home all the time. It can be hard to separate work and home life, especially when work life is at home. To be a blogger, you have to find the balance between home life and work.

"Our goal is to help the world make decisions with a list of Pros and Cons. We invite all to add to our lists to help others make the most educated decision possible. We are all in this world together to help each other and learn from what others have learned from their lives journey." - Pros and Cons Team

Written By: Kristen  

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