Ten Signs You Were Born to Be a Blogger

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Have you ever wondered if you're cut out to be a blogger? 

Blogging certainly isn't for everyone, but there are easy ways to know if it's for you. Once you've been blogging for a few months, you'll start to see signs that let you know you're on the right path and you'll know deep down that it's something you want to keep doing for a long time.

Here are 10 ways to know if starting a blog is the right decision for you. If you can relate to most of these, you were born to be a blogger.


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Ten Signs You Were Born to Blog


1. Writing is your passion

To be a blogger you kind of have to enjoy writing. There's more to blogging than just typing up posts, but that's a massive part of it. 

If you've kept a diary since you were a child, pestered your friends and family to read your short stories or dreamed about publishing your own book one day because you love writing so much, blogging could definitely be for you.

2. You love reading other blogs 

Are you the type of person who enjoys reading other people's thoughts and opinions? Do you turn to blogs to read reviews of products you're interested in buying, or for help solving a problem or answering a question you may have? Blogs are goldmines for this kind of information.

If you enjoy reading blogs and find them helpful, or you've been inspired by another blogger to start your own website, go ahead and take the leap. You never know who you might help. 

3. You have something to share with the world

Maybe you have an area of interest or expertise, you like helping people, you want to make a difference in the world or you just need a space to share your writing. 

If you have a burning passion inside you that you just need to let out, blogging is definitely right for you.

4. You're self motivated

Bloggers need to be able to motivate themselves to work on their blogs. No one else is going to do the work for you (unless you're blogging as a career and earning good money, then you could hire a virtual assistant and outsource all the tasks you don't enjoy, but most bloggers don't have that luxury).

If you're a self-motivated type of person and can stick with something even when the going gets tough, then you'll do well in the blogging world. 

5. You want to work for yourself/earn money online

There's a lot of potential to earn money with a blog. Some people even make a full-time income from their website and related social media accounts. 

If you've been thinking about ways to make money online or fancy working for yourself, blogging could be the way to go. (Just be warned that it's not necessarily easy, especially with a new blog). Check out this post for ways to make passive income as a blogger

6. You enjoy learning new skills and knowledge

The blogging industry is constantly evolving and it can sometimes be hard to keep up with all the changes and updates. You'll need to be willing to invest in yourself and your blog by taking courses and reading ebooks by more experienced bloggers.

A few courses I recommend are Pinterest with Ell, Mastering Sales with Ell and Turn Your Dreams Into Money. I have personally taken all of them and they've helped me so much. You can also find more useful courses, sites and books on my blogging resources page.

If you love learning, are willing to move with the times and understand the importance of investing in yourself, then you'll make a great blogger.

7. You need a creative outlet 

For a lot of people, blogging isn't about making money. They blog for free, purely because they love creating and need an outlet for their work. 

If you have loads of ideas and need somewhere to share them with the world, a blog could well be the place for you to do this. 

8. You take photos of literally everything

You never know when a certain picture will come in handy for your blog or Instagram, so you take photos of everything from your morning coffee to your outfit for the day to all the places you visit on your travels.

If you have a camera roll full of a hundred photos of the same product from slightly different angles, you'd 100% make a good blogger. 

9. Your blog keeps you up at night

A blogger is always working, even if they're not sitting in front of their laptop. There's always something to think about, whether it's writing the next post, scheduling tweets or where to find the next instagrammable backdrop for photos.

If you lie awake at night full of ideas for your blog and can't sleep until you've written them all down (or even got out of bed to start on them right away), you're definitely cut out for blogging.

10. You love everything about blogging 

Blogging is so much work, you kind of have to love every aspect of it if you want to be successful. From writing and editing posts to learning SEO to creating Pinterest graphics to promoting on social media and emailing your subscribers, there are a lot of things to do when it comes to maintaining and growing a website.

If you'd rather work on your blog than do pretty much anything else, congratulations: you were born to be a blogger.

What made you realise you were born to be a blogger? Let's chat in the comments.


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Comments

  1. Oh yes! That’s me. I discovered blogging much later in life than most but it’s so much fun!

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    1. It really is a lot of fun! Once you start it's hard to stop :)

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  2. I can’t believe it took me so long in the beginning to start a blog. I love taking pictures and editing and I’ve really found a passion for writing! X

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    1. That's great, I'm glad you've found your passion and well done for taking the leap and starting your blog!

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  3. Okay, I have ticked most of these on this list, so must be fate! haha! My friend suggested it as a way of sharing my travels, as I loved documenting nearly every minute of my holidays. It has since developed to share more creative and crafty makes (another passion of mine) and hopefully as a way of inspiring others to get creative. Definitley didn't look back!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

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    1. I love the fact that your blog has evolved over the years, because mine definitely has too! x

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  4. I can definitely relate to some of these! I've always loved writing and taking photos, and I enjoy reading other blogs too!

    Serena / http://www.ramblingsofanotherunigraduate.com

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  5. This is so so true! I wish I had started blogging much earlier on, always played with the idea but glad I finally got on board!

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  6. OMG this post is me all over! These points you made are so true, I always wanted to get into writing ever since I left school and I discovered the world of blogging seven years after I left school and I haven't regretted a thing! x

    Lucy | www.lucymary.co.uk

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    1. That's so good to hear. Blogging is a really good way to get started in a writing career.

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  7. I tick all the boxes except photos, I’ve never been one for taking photos, something my partner has always moaned about...now I’m definitely thinking more about photo opportunities than before though.

    Adam - https://daddoesautism.com

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    1. I'm glad you're taking more photos. It's funny how blogging can take over your life and have you planning different aspects of it even when you're not actively working on your blog.

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  8. #7 describes me perfectly! Thanks for sharing! x

    Mari | www.dazedmari.com

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  9. Recently, I have been wondering if I should continue blogging but reading this describes how I feel about it so much. I do love to blog and reading blog's is one of my favourite things to do.

    Most of my conversations start 'I was reading this blog....'

    Brilliant post for those that are looking to start or those who need a reminder why they do it.

    Claire www.ourfavouritejar.com

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it. There are many times I want to give up blogging but something always stops me. It's like a part of me now.

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  10. I've loved the process of blogging and learnt so much from doing so. When I started blogging I wouldnt have thought I could find myself designing graphics, doing website maintenance, promo on socials and enjoying it all let alone tolerating it! It's such an art.


    Johnny | Johnny's Traventures
    https://johnnystraventures.com

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    1. I know, right! I knew nothing about making pins or SEO or anything like that when I first started out but now it's second nature. There are definitely parts I like more than others but it's all good!

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  11. Talk about relatable! I was definitely born to be a blogger. When I was younger, I would "market" everything (making fake nail polish lines to pitch to my mom, etc.) and take photos of everything as well. Writing was always my passion, and then social media became really important to me as well. I knew it was meant to be when I was diagnosed with a chronic illness that kept me practically bedridden - and I had to find some way to earn money when it flared up! Now I've been at it full-time for nearly 5 years and it's the best thing I've ever done!

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    1. That's amazing that you're now a full-time blogger and that you found a way to work from home and monetise your passion :)

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  12. You enjoy learning new skills and knowledge - this is definitely me. Plus it keeps me up at night haha!

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  13. Yep! That's me! It's really nice to read that other people feel the same way I do. I sometimes have intense writer's block or get a bit down about blogging, but I definitely feel like it's something I was born to do. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I definitely feel that way sometimes too, but the positives more than outweigh the negatives :)

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  14. 9/10, I guess I was born to be a blogger!

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  15. I think I was definitely born to be a blogger. This is such a great list Nic, love the idea of this blog post. Thank you for sharing.

    Lauren | www.bournemouthgirl.com

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the post. I think blogging chooses you, rather than you choosing blogging!

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  16. I used to doubt my love of blogging when I first started, but after creating my new blog it just seems to consume all my free time! The only one that doesn't apply to me is a love of reading other blogs. Love writing, but never had a major love of reading haha. Great post though, always good to check in with yourself and see if you really love what you're doing!

    Jamie Boucher | www.bristolianabroad.com

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  17. Along the lines of reading other blogs, I would say that I am amazed and motivated by the level of creativity in the community. The sheer variety of topics people pursue or even same topics but totally different angles is impressive!

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  18. Thanks for sharing, some of these are so true, food bloggers like myself take pictures of everything we eat or make and every angle of it!!

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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