Since the advent of the Internet, a plethora of individuals with varying interests have taken to the Internet to share their interests with the world via blogging.
Given the key benefits of blogging and by also using hindsight, it's easy to understand why so many, especially in the personal finance community have adopted the hobby/side hustle of blogging.
Without further ado, I'll discuss several of the ways that blogging is helping me to reach my personal and financial goals.
Blogging Holds Me And So Many Others Accountable
As one of my favorite bloggers, Jason Fieber points out, the purpose of his blog was to document his journey to financial independence and to hold himself accountable during that journey.
One of the primary ways that I hold myself accountable personally and within the personal finance community is by outlining my goals for a particular year at the beginning of the year and doing my very best to accomplish those goals.
When one writes down their goals in a concise manner, they are 20-40% more likely to accomplish them.
Given that I am publishing my specific goals for the world to see, I would argue that the odds of accomplishing my goals increase a bit more for the sake of proving that I am capable of achieving those goals.
This Is A Very Supportive Community
Unlike the world in general, which tends to be a very divided place, I can fairly characterize the community that has formed on this blog over the past 2 and a half years as one that is supportive.
While I'm confident that this community would call me out on any oversights on my part, I also believe that this community is much more mature and respectful than most others, which is another factor that motivates me to continue working toward bettering myself and achieving my goals.
I believe that blogging has helped me to connect with other great bloggers over the past 2 and a half years that I have followed, which is a great thing because I believe that Jim Rohn's "you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with" quote applies to this digital age as well.
What we read online has significant potential to impact our thought patterns and can either build us up or tear us down on our path to achieve our goals, which is why I am so grateful for this respectful and thoughtful community.
Blogging Builds Discipline
One final way that I believe blogging is helping me to reach my goals is by building a key characteristic in achieving any meaningful measure of success in life, which is discipline.
Blogging over the past 2 and a half years for no monetary profit primarily due to the commitment to documenting my journey on financial independence has shown me what I am capable of when I am committed to my goals.
Regardless of whatever someone's goals may be, success is a byproduct of relentless tenacity, which is a trait I believe everyone can build upon over the duration of their life.
The advent of the Internet has been beneficial to those that know how to use it to their advantage by holding themselves accountable, amongst a supportive community, and building discipline in the process.
I truly believe that over the past 2 and a half years I have benefited tremendously from operating this blog for the foregoing reasons, and I look forward to continuing to share my thoughts along my journey to financial independence.
Are you currently blogging or have you ever blogged?
If so, have you found blogging to be beneficial in the ways that I have?
As always, I appreciate your readership and welcome your comments in the comment section below.