And now for a Motivational Monday post on Tuesday!
Last week, I wrote a post about how to create a blog, but I did not really talk about why you might want to create one. There are obvious “internet marketing” reasons, like affiliate marketing product promotion. There are also other popular reasons, like carving out a space on the internet to talk about something that you care about. You could create a blog to promote your business or product. The uses for a blog and the reasons to create one are limited only by your imagination.
But in the context of Motivational Monday, a great reason to create a blog is “Motivation.”
If there is something that you want to achieve, why not blog about your journey? If you have a goal, you need to keep it in front of you and stay motivated. One good way to stay motivated and to stay focused on your goals is to create a blog that tracks your progress. And once you do it, invite your friends, family members, and the general public to read it.
This is an excellent example of a type of “commitment device.” By keeping a public account of your struggles and victories, you can draw in others; and use their commentary, approval, and disapproval to give you the right incentives.
You can also help people that share your goal. By showing your progress you can motivate others and make the internet a better place.
There is also the added motivation that if you fail horribly, you’ll do so in front of everyone. This is a strong incentive to get things right or to face the consequences.
This blog started like that — just as a way to track my online journey. I have also started MarkLostWeight.com recently to track my weight loss journey (trying to get back down to 190 pounds).
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