Are you frustrated because you can’t decide if starting a WordPress blog is the right move? Maybe you thought about launching a blog before, but you’re not sure if blogging is worth your time and effort?
If so, then read this blog post! We’re about to brainstorm 10 compelling reasons that you should start a WordPress blog today.
10 Smart Reasons Why You Should Start A WordPress Blog Today:
- # 1 – Tons Of People Are Online Right Now
- # 2 – Blogging Can Help Do A Ton Of Good And Help To Deliver Massive Good Karma
- # 3 – Blogging Lets You Centralize, Organize, And Promote All Of Your Other Content
- # 4 – Blogging Is A Fantastic Creative And Constructive Outlet
- # 5 – Blogging Is A Cool Way To Promote Affiliate Products
- # 6 – Blogging Is A Great Way To Promote Your Email Newsletter
- # 7 – Launching A Blog Is Dirt Cheap Or Free
- # 8 – You Have Endless WordPress Themes And Plugins That Provide Plentiful Possibilities
- # 9 – Launching A Beautiful Blog Has Never Been Easier
- # 10 – Blogging Is A Great Way To Help Establish Your Brand
Let’s take a much closer look and examine these 10 powerful reasons why you should start a WordPress blog today.
# 1 – Tons Of People Are Online Right Now
These days, social distancing, social media, Netflix, and the digital economy are ludicrously popular. As a result, more and more I find myself reaching for my laptop or tablet! Can you relate? I also think that e-learning, distance education, remote work, and freelancing are huge these days! All of these ideas help equate to a ton of people spending time online! They might be bored and seeking entertainment! What better opportunity exists for bloggers and writers of the world? I’m not sure.
# 2 – Blogging Can Help Do A Ton Of Good And Help To Deliver Massive Good Karma
Do you have a helpful, positive, or uplifting message to share with the world? Or, maybe you’re a teacher, coach, consultant, or expert with worthy advice to share? If so, then blogging is an amazing opportunity to share your ideas with your prospective readers from all over the world! Your content can help those in need of entertainment, education, enlightenment, or something worthy of consideration.
# 3 – Blogging Lets You Centralize, Organize, And Promote All Of Your Other Content
Do you have a cause or message that you want to promote? Then great! Blogging with WordPress gives you plenty of opportunities to share your other pieces of content with the world. If you have any other social media profiles, websites, businesses, nonprofits, charities, or other groups that you want to share, then blogging is a great way to help spread the word!
# 4 – Blogging Is A Fantastic Creative And Constructive Outlet
Do you have tons of repressed creative energy? Then blogging rules! Blogging is a great outlet to not only express yourself creatively, but blogging is also a great way to share your positive message with your prospective readers. Blogging with WordPress is also elementary and straightforward to start, even for the most non-techy of creative artists.
# 5 – Blogging Is A Cool Way To Promote Affiliate Products
Are you an affiliate marketer? Or, maybe you want to write reviews about your favorite products, services, software, and apps? If so, then you might love affiliate marketing! Affiliate marketing allows you to potentially earn a commission for new customers that your blog generates. Tons of big companies like Walmart, Target, BestBuy, Udemy, ClickBank, and Amazon have cool affiliate programs. Food for thought!
# 6 – Blogging Is A Great Way To Promote Your Email Newsletter
If you’ve read any of my blog posts, then you know that I’m an email marketing enthusiast. However, a ton of my readers and colleagues struggle to build their email list and generate leads. That’s another reason I love to blog with WordPress. There are tons of plugins and strategies you can implement to promote your email newsletter and build your email list as a WordPress blogger.
# 7 – Launching A Blog Is Dirt Cheap Or Free
Even if you’re on a shoestring budget, you can launch a beautiful blog for free (or cheap) using services like medium, WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger, and others. I’m a huge fan of WordPress! However, I also use other platforms like Blogger, Tumblr, Steemit, and more.
# 8 – You Have Endless WordPress Themes And Plugins That Provide Plentiful Possibilities
You have a preposterously high amount of WordPress themes and plugins available to help customize your blog. Whether you want to add a support forum, build your email list, or integrate an eCommerce shopping cart, you have endless options. In addition to a plethora of premium WordPress themes and plugins, you should also check out the official WordPress plugin directory for tons of helpful addons!
# 9 – Launching A Beautiful Blog Has Never Been Easier
Installing WordPress is simple even if you loathe tech stuff. Any decent web host will also offer support if you get stuck. Once you’re up and running with WordPress, you have plenty of customization options and beautiful themes to consider. The built-in Guttenberg editor of WordPress also makes creating beautiful posts and pages a piece of “drag and drop” cake.
# 10 – Blogging Is A Great Way To Help Establish Your Brand
If you want to build your brand, establish authority, or share your experience with the world, then blogging is a stroke of genius. Your blog can help put you, your message, your stories, your teachings, your testimonials, your reviews, and your content front and center. For the low cost, blogging delivers plenty of bang for the buck!
New WordPress Blogging FAQ
I’ve been building blogs and websites for a while now. After all of that research and development, I’ve put together a handful of the most popular blogging questions that you may encounter. Continue reading to learn more!
# 1 – What’s The Best Blog Platform For New Bloggers?
There are endless options for new bloggers, and many of them are excellent with their unique pros and cons. Therefore, it may be best to experiment with different platforms and see which one you like the most.
Any of the popular blogging platforms rock. WordPress, Tumblr, Medium, or any other famous blogging platform is tremendous. Of course, I’m a huge fan of WordPress. The MrComputerScience.com blog proudly runs on WordPress.org. There are also other blogging options to consider.
Whenever someone asks which theme, blogging platform, or website builder is best, I think back to how difficult it was to build a website before the day of the big blogging platforms and popular landing page builders!
These days, building pages and blogs is a piece of cake. You have many high-quality choices to choose from and consider. Spend time researching a handful of well-known blogging platforms, and then decide which one you like the best. That’s the best strategy, I think!
# 2 – How Much Does Blogging Cost?
I would say that blogging is either free or relatively inexpensive. If you’re just getting started with a blog, then you probably won’t have much website traffic. Therefore, your hosting costs should be negligible.
You can also use many blogging platforms without spending a penny. WordPress.com, Tumblr, Blogger, Medium, and others are free to start. However, some blogging platforms offer premium upgrades. Upgrades may include a specialized domain name, more plugins, better support, premium themes, et cetera.
All in all, MrComputerScience.com costs roughly $50 – $150 per year to run. There’s a large variance because sometimes the cost of domain renewal changes. Also, other costs such as web hosting, SSL certifications, et cetera change sometimes. That said, running a blog is relatively cheap.
I also invested in a collection of premium themes, premium landing page builder, et cetera. However, these premium themes and plugins aren’t necessarily required for new bloggers! The point is that it’s possible to launch a blog on a tiny, shoestring budget. However, you can also enhance and upgrade your blog in various ways, should you wish.
# 3 – Is WordPress Free?
The short answer is yes. However, there are some caveats! Remember that there are two versions of WordPress! There are WordPress.com and WordPress.org blogs. I’m a big fan of both. However, there are a few key differences.
Each version offers free blogging solutions that you can use.
WordPress.org is a “self-hosted” solution of WordPress. In other words, you download WordPress and install it on your web host. If that sounds like too much tech work, then I don’t blame you. Luckily, there are tons of affordable web hosts that make launching a WordPress blog simple.
In other words, many popular web hosts have features that enable you to install WordPress easily and without tech stress.
WordPress.org is also 100% free to use for commercial or personal use! However, in most cases, you need to pay for a premium web host. There are also free web hosts that you can use too. However, a premium web host like NameCheap, BlueHost, GoDaddy, Kinsta, or Host Gator offers excellent WordPress hosting for very little cost.
You can also try the WordPress.com flavor of WordPress. WordPress.com handles the hosting for you. The WordPress.com blogging service is economical and it couldn’t be easier to use.
WordPress.com also offers exciting premium upgrades that you’ll love if you want additional features, additional storage, eCommerce capabilities, et cetera.
Either way, I’m a huge fan of both versions of WordPress and I think that either choice offers a very reasonable price tag and endless potential for your blog or website.
# 4 – What’s The Best WordPress Theme?
There are tons of WordPress themes that rock! There are also way too many to test!
There are hundreds of amazing themes that you can use in the WordPress Themes directory. You’re bound to find something that you love.
Another big benefit of WordPress is that you can quickly switch and preview themes without tech stress.
However, there’s one WordPress theme source that I love above all others.
MrComputerScience.com runs on the StudioPress collection of themes. I’m a huge fan of StudioPress themes because their themes are simple, elegant, fast, and the themes look great across different devices.
If you like the style of MrComputerScience.com, then I encourage you to check out and consider StudioPress. StudioPress is amazing for bloggers, and they’re by far my favorite choice for snazzy WordPress themes.
# 5 – How Can Bloggers Generate Leads?
If you take a look at the MrComputerScience.com blog, you’ll notice that I promote my email newsletter in my blog’s main menu. If you look closely, you’ll also notice that I have a big call to action at the end of each post promoting my newsletter, along with a few affiliate links!
The point is that, with WordPress, you have endless options to promote your email newsletter. Some plugins and themes also allow you to have a clever “welcome bar” where you can promote a call to action. All themes are different. So, pay attention to any special widgets or features that your blog boasts.
WordPress and your love for writing go together like peanut butter and jelly. If you love to write as much as I do, then what are you waiting for? WordPress makes sharing your content with the world elementary.
I also forgot to mention that blogging is a ton of fun! I crack a massive smile every time I publish a new blog post. Blogging rocks!
I’m a huge fan of WordPress to help accomplish my blogging endeavors. I encourage all of my readers, fans, students, and colleagues to at the very least consider using WordPress.
Thank you so much for reading this blog post. You rock!
I invite you to contact me with any questions about blogging. Or, if you wish to brainstorm about WordPress, lead generation, writing, or any other nerdy topic, then never hesitate to drop me a line.
Until that time, please have a beautiful day!
Cordially and humbly…
Mike “The WordPress Enthusiast” DeVincent