10 Reasons your Blog Idea Matters

I want to start a blog but I don’t know what to write. I want to start a blog but I am afraid no one will read it. I want to start a blog but I don’t have a niche. I want to start a blog but I am afraid it will seem stupid. I have a blog but I am feeling a little insecure.


These are just a  few of the doubts I have heard from potential bloggers and current bloggers lately. Fear.

I was and am sometimes one of those people, I think we all experience this kind of fear at some point. Eventually, you just take the plunge and hope that things work out well. Bravery is what it takes to make the leap from potential blogger to blogger.

Just be brave.

Bravery is one thing but the doubts are still going to be in your mind no matter how long you have been blogging. I have my own doubts sometimes too. Are people going to care about this? Should I just stay with one theme? Do I sound stupid?

Random questions that pop up that nobody is going to be able to answer for you or for me. That is the beauty of blogging really. It’s all subjective, a canvas of creativity, an outlet for your mind, desires, and passions.

I am all about positive vibes here people. So I wanted to share with you some reasons why I think your blogging idea does matter. I hope that if you are at the beginning of the journey this will motivate you to take the plunge and if you are having doubts about your current blog I hope this keeps you on the path of positivity and confidence.

Happy Blogging!

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1. Someone will want to read it…

Trust me when I say that no matter what your blog idea is, there will be someone out there who will want to read it. I mean the internet is a bloody big place. There are blogs about everything from food to toenails to hummingbirds.

Whatever your idea is I can guarantee that someone out there will be interested in it. Write what you love, own your idea and share it with the world. Someone out there will read your blog and chances are someone out there will love it.

You’re idea matters because someone out there wants to hear about it!

2. You have the opportunity to inspire…

Nothing inspires me more than people being themselves. It makes me feel like I can be brave too!

Blogs inspire me to travel, to push my comfort zone, to change my perspectives, to try new recipes, to get healthy, to be confident. To everything.

There is a lot of inspiration out there available from people just like me and you. So why not be an inspiration to someone else? It feels pretty good!

3. You can help others…

During some of the darkest times in my life, I found a lot of comfort from reading blogs. Legit!

Giving advice, and sharing your personal stories, all have the power to help people through their hard times. Not to mention on a more basic level you can help people do things that they are nervous about. Like crafts, recipes, home decor ventures, buying a home.

Whatever it is you are thinking about blogging about it has the potential to help others in ways that you may never know.

4. It will bring you happiness…

Blogging makes me happy. Writing, editing, getting creative. Opening a blank page and then turning it into a little something magical. I love it!

Then the comments start rolling in, which brings me, even more, joy!

If you like writing and you like your blog idea then this is a hobby that will bring you so much happiness.

How’s that for reason? Your blog idea matters because it WILL make you happy.

5. Gain more confidence in yourself…

When you go out on a limb, take a risk and broadcast your passions to the world, that takes confidence. Taking that risk will help you gain even more confidence in your abilities. Before you know it you will start trying all kinds of different blogging styles and ideas.

Taking one risk will lead to much more. In blogging and in life.

6. Your passion is more powerful than you know…

Whatever it is you are thinking about blogging or have been blogging it’s the passion behind it that is truly powerful.

Look at how the musical world has been forever changed by YouTubers pursuing their passion for music. Look at all of those mom blogs helping fellow mothers through difficulties, sharing tips, advice. Look at those makeup tutorials that have sparked this generation’s love for makeup and hair.

Whatever it is that your passion is its power can spread like wildfire. You may not think it about yourself or your blog idea but everyone has a passion worth sharing and a story to tell.

7. You will gain support…

My original blog idea was to write about positivity. My blog is basically centered around that idea but my main reason for wanting so badly to write about it was to gain support from a larger network of people.

Not everyone likes to sit down and talk about these things every day, so I write about them.

Maybe you really like crafts, decorating, makeup, fashion, model airplanes, but you feel lonely when you talk to your friends about it. They don’t share your passion.

Blogging can help you gain that support for your passion by talking with others who have similar interests. Again no matter what your idea maybe you will find that support out there.

8. It’s an amazing creative outlet…

If you’re thinking of blogging chances are you are a creative person whether you know it or not. Blogging is an awesome way to get those creative juices flowing, both visually through images and also mentally by releasing your thoughts through words.

Whatever your blog idea, creativity is sure to follow so why not embrace it?

9. This is your chance to try something new…

If you have been thinking that your idea is not a good one then perhaps you need a change in perspective. Maybe you can start by looking at blogging as a chance to try something new.

Isn’t the point of life to experience as many different things as possible? Take this as your chance to try something new, maybe you will like it.

10. Memories forever…

I know a lot of bloggers who like to blog about nothing, in particular, other than their thoughts of the day or feelings on happenings in their personal life.

These blogs are awesome, and I love them.

Why do people do this?

To hold onto memories. My travel posts are my way of doing this. Blogging is an awesome way to have something more than pictures to remember my adventures.

It is also a great way to share memories with friends and family in the years to come. Like an online journal of sorts.


So if you have been feeling a bit insecure about this whole blogging gig I hope these reasons have been enough inspiration or motivation to get your butt in blogging gear.

Ultimately you just have to be brave and get out there, try something different and give it your best shot.

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49 COMMENTS

  1. scatterwisdom | 30th Aug 16

    Great message, but also caution what you blog is the truth or has a good source. You may be interested in two previous blogs on this subject in relation to King Solomon proverbs of advice which concur with your points..

    https://rudymartinka.wordpress.com/2015/07/02/king-solomon-blogging-inspirational-posts/

    https://rudymartinka.wordpress.com/2014/12/20/king-solomons-advice-for-goodwill-blogging/

    Regards and goodwill blogging.

  2. thephotoguidebook | 30th Aug 16

    Thanks for these reasons. They’re really going to push me forward when I have doubts about my blog!

    • StephJ | 30th Aug 16

      I hope they do! Everyone needs a little pick me up every now and then 🙂 Keeps the motivation alive!

  3. thephotoguidebook | 30th Aug 16

    I do struggle all the time with thinking my ideas aren’t good enough.

  4. Kaitlyn | 30th Aug 16

    Love this! Such great reminders and a great thing to read to start the day:)

    • StephJ | 30th Aug 16

      Awesome! I am happy you liked it 🙂 Enjoy your day!

  5. ItsMeAle | 30th Aug 16

    My favorite one and top reason why I blog too is Memories forever. I love having an online diary of what I’m going through and having the chance to go back and see how far I’ve come. Thanks for the post!

    • StephJ | 31st Aug 16

      Thank you for your comment! I am happy for memories also. It is so fun to look back in detail on your life and experiences.

  6. Lisa Gordon | 30th Aug 16

    What a great post this is!
    Thank you for sharing.

    • StephJ | 31st Aug 16

      Thank you I am happy you think so!

  7. Kristine | 30th Aug 16

    Love this. One reason why I blog is to write memories to look back when I grew older. Plus you’re right, writing makes me happy tooo

    • StephJ | 31st Aug 16

      I am glad you enjoyed the post! Writing is so good for the soul 🙂

  8. magickmermaid | 30th Aug 16

    The first post is the most difficult. And then you are happy you started! Great post! 🙂

  9. diamonddusk | 31st Aug 16

    awesome post. I am still trying to settle into this blogging thing. So far I like it but haven’t found my voice. Its coming and now and then its there but not quite. And I have loads of stuff on my mind, though not sure how to yank it out.

    • StephJ | 31st Aug 16

      I know it always helps me when i think of one topic or sentence and build it from there. You will find your voice, even if it changes a thousand times 🙂

    • Mary Lynn | 21st Jan 17

      I know how you feel. I’m in the same boat right now. We will find it in time 😀

  10. Kohava Howard | 31st Aug 16

    Wonderful!
    Thank you 🙂

    Emerging vibrant woman

    • StephJ | 31st Aug 16

      Thank you for reading! I am happy you liked it 🙂

  11. People Rebuilders Foundation | 31st Aug 16

    Starting a blog is fun and I love connecting with new people. This is an important blog and very appreciated by me. Please keep us informed

    • StephJ | 31st Aug 16

      Awesome! Thank you so much for reading I am glad you enjoy. Please come back anytime and check out the newest posts! Cheers!

  12. the happiest pixel | 1st Sep 16

    Thanks for sharing, my happy pixel!! Today I needed to read something like this….
    Love, thp

    • StephJ | 1st Sep 16

      I am happy you enjoyed 🙂

  13. unibookworm | 2nd Sep 16

    Reblogged this on UniBookworm and commented:
    For anyone who just needs that extra little something – to begin writer dreams 😉

    • StephJ | 3rd Sep 16

      Thank you so much! I hope this post can be motivational.

  14. passionistaatlarge | 6th Sep 16

    Great post!! Thank you, I needed this!

  15. J L Hunt | 8th Sep 16

    Great inspiring tips 🙂

  16. loisaltermark | 9th Sep 16

    This is so inspiring and empowering. Every time I’ve written about something controversial, it’s always started a great conversation and I’ve been happy I decided to go for it.

    • StephJ | 12th Sep 16

      Great! It’s so true, when things come from your heart you will rarely have regrets!

  17. uldissprogis | 25th Sep 16

    You should add reason 11 and 12. Simply that blogging is a good source for stress relief and a chance to do something different in your life when you are generally bored with everything else. Best wishes. Uldis

  18. Elizabeth Licht | 2nd Oct 16

    I’m always questioning my posts and even going on with my blog but I can’t seem to stop. Your post has truly helped me. Thank you.

    • StephJ | 2nd Oct 16

      Awesome! Thanks so much 🙂

  19. georgie259 | 7th Oct 16

    I love this, those are the exact thoughts I had before starting but once my first post went live I realised that I enjoyed it so much I really didn’t mind if nobody else read it! For me the process of creating it and having got something out there is a lot more powerful, it really has made me happier. Everything you say here is so true. I really love the blog!

    • StephJ | 7th Oct 16

      Thank you so much! I was looking for the same inspiration so I decided to write it out. To remind myself when I have my own doubts. I hope it motivates you 🙂

  20. Saturday Shoutouts #1 – Hannah Grace | 7th Oct 16

    […] 10 Reasons your Blog Idea Matters – This made me think about why I first wanted to blog in the first place, and it honestly makes me so happy that there are people like Steph to encourage people like me to blog, because honestly, it is so much fun making people smile and writing about things you care about! […]

  21. Artsygrl777 | 29th Oct 16

    This blog is so beautiful thank you for all of your supportive posts. I wish I could enter you contest but I wouldn’t get enough votes in time 🙁 I’ll still write a story and post it on my blog, check it out! Keep on writing. xoxoxoxo
    -Artsygrl777

    • StephJ | 29th Oct 16

      Awesome! You have lots of time to still enter and get votes 😊 you never know!

      • Artsygrl777 | 29th Oct 16

        Do I have to add a book cover too when I submit it?

        • StephJ | 29th Oct 16

          Nope just a story. You can certainly add a picture if you like.

  22. Lindsay M Davis | 17th Jan 17

    THANK YOU FOR THIS!!!!! I was having blog insecurity last night, and this left me with a huge smile on my face and a heart full of joy in why I blog. I will return to my passion with even more gusto than before! You’re right, you really are passionate about positivity, and that passion has affected me for the better 🙂 Thanks, friend!

    • StephJ | 17th Jan 17

      Oh that is so wonderful to hear! i am happy you found it inspiring. Sometimes I feel like I need a boost and reminder that’s why I wrote this post. Its wonderful that you also found it of benefit. Cheers!

  23. Mary Lynn | 21st Jan 17

    Thanks for the positivity! I definitely needed to read something like this. I’m pretty much writing to myself right now but I hope I will be able to connect with those with similar interests one day!!

    • StephJ | 22nd Jan 17

      I hope so to! You got this! 😊

  24. Allie Brooks | 29th May 17

    Just what I needed as a newbie mom blogger! Thanks!

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