Why People Blog?

I’m keeping the title of this post short and meaningful “ Why people Blog”. I was drafting a post on my blogging journey and realized I have never written a post about why people blog.  Many people hope to see an obvious answer (Money), but that’s not true. People blog for many reasons. Here are some of the reasons which I can think of, rest you can contribute as a comment :

Why people Blog

Why people blog

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Hobby/ Interest/Writing

This is one of the most common reason people start blogging. Many people like to write and they write for themselves. Basically this is what Blogging is all about. Such people who start blogging, they never care about blogging platform, traffic and comments. People who start blogging out of hobby write for themselves and if someone adds a comment on their blog, they consider it as an achievement. I believe this should be the first reason why you should blog.

Fame/ Popularity

When people see any successful man they try to follow their path. When I was a kid, I used to see Sachin Tendulkar (Famous cricketer), I thought of becoming a cricketer, When I used to see celebrities posters on newspaper and TV’s I though of becoming a Film star. This is not me, this is human tendency. Same is in the case of Blogging. When people see a successful Blogger like Darren, Amit Agarwal, John Chow, Rahul Bansal , who have money and fame, they try to be like them. This is not a bad approach, but what they miss is Passion, which is the foundation of blogging. Quick Fame and popularity is not possible in Blogging journey. Every success is preceded by lots of hurdles, and if you planning to blog for fame or popularity, don’t try to jump, Blogging works best when you crawl.


The most appealing side of Blogging is money which seems to be as easy as clicking few buttons of mouse but it is not. Most people starts blogging for money. No doubt blogging is a gold mine for people who look forward to make money online, but from my experience it’s not the easiest way to make money online. If you want to blog just for money, you should have a well planned road map for your blog and a targeted niche or user base.

Knowledge Sharing and Learning

In early days, when someone starts a blog, apart from above 3 reasons 4th reason could be knowledge sharing. People like to show the world what they know, or their blog becomes a diary for them, where they write about things they know. That’s how many people ends up creating niche blog or blog with multiple topics. In the initial days, many few people knew they can make money blogging. Even I was not aware of the fact that I can make money from blogging. Adsense and make money online stuff, used to be a spam word for me though it turned out to be wrong later on.

Job Hunt

This is the latest addition in reason to why people start a blog. Many programmer and developer who are incredibly amazing with their programming skills creates a blog, and starts posting about programs, algo and stuff related to their field. Many human resource and company marketer pick up people directly from their blog.


I have spoken about Job hunt via blogging, but this is another side of coin. People start blogging because company can’t keep them because of recession effect and people blog to pay their bill or to take care of boredom. One such person whom I know is Sandeep, who started blogging when his IT firm started cutting down head count to survive in the recession.

I guess these are one of the most popular reasons why people blog. What’s your reason behind blogging? Why do you blog?

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Harsh Agrawal is a blog scientist and a passionate blogger. He is blogging since 2008 & writes about Blogging, SEO, Make money online & tech. His blog, ShoutMeLoud receives 1 million Pageviews/month and have over 700K subscribers.


COMMENTs ( 21 )

  1. says

    I blog because I love it. That’s how it started out. And I was so happy to connect to so many people across the globe with similar interests. I just love meeting good people and this blogging has helped me with.

  2. sudha says

    I started blogging because of my interest and passion. Every time I faced problems, I get a helpful hands by you and other friends. Money is the secondary reason because I was earning money from my job too.

  3. happyblogger says

    am a very passionate blogger and sits around five hours of genuine articles writing and posts them on my blog,…i have read posts on this site which came very useful for my hobby

  4. Kathy Clark says

    I started blogging because I love to share great ideas, tips and resources. When I find something that works I love to share it with my friends and associates.
    Kathy Clark

  5. Ravigadu says

    I started blogging just share latest news updates with everyone around me, slowly it became bigger and bigger where i can’t stop myself from blogging. Now i m completely addicted to all my blogs.

  6. a_usman says

    I started blogging just to share some apps and games for symbian mobiles, but now some money has also involved in blogging.

  7. Anand Srinivasan says

    Nice points. One reason my blog exists is to connect to my audience for a larger goal of creating awareness about our website.

  8. Jim Clary says

    I started blogging to make money, but as I have progressed, I feel the real reason I am doing it is to build relationships and get to know more people from different parts of the world.

  9. binaryday says

    I blog as t allows me to put down my thoughts into words and get feedback from some really smart people. Also blogging has helped me to get to know some really cool persons including you. :)

  10. Aditya Kane says

    I love to write and it was not blogging related. Even though I am blogging as a job, I took it up mainly because I felt it would be awesome to be paid to write.
    I think writing is the main passion, the rush that comes when someone likes and say they found your post informative or thank you for a tip that you share. I think if you are not writing for that rush you should not try blogging, atleast as a career.

  11. Manish says

    Correct .

    I blog maily out of interest and passion in spreading the knowledge . Money is a by product . People who mainly start blogging for money only and have no passion cant succeed.


  12. Dinesh says

    i started my blog with just one thought in my mind that i would become the only person is my class having his own .com domain

  13. Gabe | freebloghelp.com says

    Great list. I think many bloggers have $ in their eyes when they start.

    I also want to add one more comment reason why blogs exist. Many are used to promote products, services, or branding and not necessarily to earn income directly. The purpose rather is to indirectly provide a benefit to the corporation or entity.

  14. Rajesh Kanuri @ TechCats says

    Initially i started blogging to get fame and later i dont know how but can say onething I am addicted and blogging is my only passion these days,, :)

  15. Himanshu says

    I started blogging because of my interest and passion. Every time I faced problems, I get a helpful hands by you and other friends. Money is the secondary reason because I was earning money from my job too.

  16. Vaibhav - Programming Kid says

    I blog because it makes me feel content, the feeling of sharing with fellow bloggers who understand and appreciate you passion is inspiring. It gives me a voice on the internet, my own little area where I can do things my way.