Starting a blog is like writing a journal these days, or maintaining a set of notes. Anything that you know about or want to write about, you can put in a blog.

There are a lot of reasons for you to start a blog.

The question of “why to start a blog” and “how to start a blog” can easily come to your mind these days.

This is because we see millions of blogs already up and running on the Internet. Everywhere you see, people are running their own informative blogs: writing about what they know, what they want to tell and what they want other people to know.

What is a Blog?

Of course, you can definitely skip this part if you already know with what a blog is. For others, this is the simplest explanation of a blog.

A blog (a shortened version of “weblog”) is an online journal or informational website displaying information in reverse chronological order, with the latest posts appearing first, at the top. It is a platform where a writer or a group of writers share their views on an individual subject.

Doesn’t explain a lot, does it? Let me try explaining what a blog is.

What happens in a Blog?

A blog is someplace you can write, show off your work, display your photographs or artwork. Or, you can simply write about something you know. People create their personal blogs to write about their feelings, their daily life, or hobbies. Blogs are practically a site to give any kind of information about a niche they are interested in.

We create blogs for other people to come visit, read or see.

Sometimes, blogs are created because we want to share our thoughts and knowledges with readers and viewers. Sometimes, blogs are created as a source of income.

Yes, you can indeed earn from your blog!

What does Starting your Very Own Blog Mean?

If you want to start your personal blog, the entire process is free. Most blog sites give you free access to building your own blog. The process is a simple one, as well.

So if you want to create a blog as a portfolio, you won’t have to spend on them.

The best blog sites for creating a personal blog would be WordPress.com and Blogger.com.

They are both free, perfect for new users and very easy to understand. Hundreds of video tutorials on YouTube can teach you the entire process of opening an accountuploading your articles and making your blogs attractive.

Of course, with a free blog, you can’t make any money via Google AdSense. For that, you need to transform your blog into a website. Until you want to start earning money from your blogs, you don’t have to invest money in them.

For making blogs solely for the purpose of using it as a portfolio or for your followers to read for free, a free blog should be enough.

However, initially, a free blog is a great way to host your portfolio, write about anything you want to. It can be a great way to impress your clients with your creativity, as well!

Can Starting a Blog be Used as my Portfolio?

Yes, most definitely!

Personally, I think everything you are capable of looks much better when presented to a potential client in the form of a blog. Everything is organised on a blog, presented in their best possible format. There’s explanation for everything, space for all kinds of uploads – text, video, photographs, artwork, and more.

If you are a freelancer working on online marketplaces, you can definitely use your blogs as your portfolio. Don’t you think it’s going to be much more impressive to send your potential clients a single link to a well-built blog instead of several files they’d have to download to see?

Remember: your portfolio blog cannot contain direct contact details that the client can use to hire your outside freelance marketplaces.

If you add contact details to your blog, you cannot use it as a portfolio on Upwork, Freelancer or Fiverr.

What Can You Write a Blog About?

Anything. Absolutely anything.

You don’t have to be a writer to start your own blog.

Although blogs were initially created for writing, you can be anything else in the world to start your own blog. Blogging is not just about writing. These days, there are a lot of ways to express your thoughts other than in words, which is why you can upload almost anything to your blogs.

Your art, your videos, your digital marketing strategies, your voice work, details about the apps or the websites you’ve created, your animations – everything.

Words aren’t the only thing you can put in blogs, although a nice explanation/description would be helpful.

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