A personal development blog helps you understand yourself better and record your thoughts and ideas about personal development and self-improvement. It makes you more accountable to others. You can also inspire others with the insights and articles that you have written about self-growth.
Establish your goals first. What are you going to write about? Having a blog is more than just a journal. It has to have a direction. You should have a goal for your personal development blog. This goal should be tied up with your overall personal development vision and goals.
Create your personal development blog at WordPress.com or Blogspot.com. If you want a blog and you don’t want to spend a dime on it, create one at WordPress.com or Blogspot.com. These are two of the most popular free blogging platform. After signing up, you can start writing about your self-growth journey.
Write articles telling others what you are learning. Talking with yourself through your blog is a good thing. But remember that you are writing for your audience. Writing helps you understand yourself better because you have to explain it to someone else. If your articles are compelling and engaging enough, you will inspire others in improving themselves, too.
Keep writing and applying what you learn in your own life. Personal development is a life-long journey. When you have achieved some of your goals, it doesn’t mean that you’ve arrived at your destination. It means that you are making progress and getting closer to your destination.
Comment on other blogs. One of the important aspects of blogging is community building. When you visit other blogs and comment on the posts there, you start a conversation and develop friendship with a lot of people online.
Earn from your blog. Depending on your goals, you can even earn money from your blog. There are a lot of options out there. You can install Google AdSense in your Blogger blog or in your self-hosted blog. Unfortunately though, you cannot do that with WordPress.com blogs. But before trying to earn from your blog, you should understand that this is already a very competitive field. So you really have to drive good traffic to your blog to start earning.
A personal development blog is but one of the tools along your journey. You can maximize its use by being consistent in maintaining and promoting it. Do not get caught up with blogging though because you might end up sabotaging other areas of your life.