The Reasons Why I Started Writing Online And You Should Too

Everyone writing online has a reason they started.

A few years ago I started reading Medium stories and books about personal development, self-confidence,…

I never saw myself as a writer because I was not good at English or German at school. My grammar was fine, but expressing myself with words was hard for me (and still is sometimes).

In retrospect, I see how the school has a big influence on people’s direction of life. The things we learned in English in school say nothing about the success I can have in writing online.

Here is the reason why I started writing online in spite of being bad in school.

Reason 1: Helping Myself Through Writing

But I started writing because I’m an overthinker and writing down everything I’m thinking about helped me be more calm and get a clearer picture.

So, my first reason for starting to write online was to write down my thoughts and also my learnings from what I’m reading. But I was not confident enough to see myself as a writer or to see a future, so I stopped writing in 2019.

I was busy with life and didn’t see a future.

Today I’m not giving up and I’m telling myself: “Giving up is not an option!”

Reason 2: Starting Again to Help Others

Last year I started again after reading and learning more about time management, self-improvement,…

This time I could see a future in writing online as a second income because I’m confident that I can help people with my knowledge.

In the last few years, I learned and experienced a lot and I saw how many students and friends struggle with time management, self-care, and learning new things,…

As a leader in my student organization, I’m teaching and doing workshops to help people grow. And online I can reach more people with my insights and experiences.

It’s my beliefs and mindset that changed my confidence. I’m not sure if my writing improved but my message and my lessons became more clear.

Helping people should be the goal of everyone’s work.

“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.”

— Napoleon Hill

Reason 3: Improving and Learning New Things

I guess I’m an improvement junkie. I love to grow and learn new things.

So starting to write online is also about learning how social media platforms work, how to automate things, how to sell something,…

I’ve been regularly writing since last year September now and I couldn’t even imagine how much I learned.

  • Twitter Strategies
  • Automating social media posts
  • Selling strategies
  • SEO
  • WordPress
  • Personal finances
  • Structured writing
  • Newsletter creating

It’s a steep learning curve, and I’m expecting to continue this way.

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you’ve always been.”

— T.D. Jakes

Reason Why I Stayed

Having those reasons is a good start but there should be reasons why you will stay. Consistency and patience is a crucial point to online success.

I’m staying for the great community of people and for the little achievements of helping people. All the comments likes, and conversations are amazing. Meeting like-minded people are a big reason I stayed.

There is always a possibility of expansion and improvement, and I can’t wait to learn more.

Where Do I Hope to Be In 1 Year?

My volunteering and work are ending at the beginning of September, so I expect to have more time for my online writing. I’m 100% sure I can achieve a lot in the next year with more focus.

My goals:

  • Expanding Instagram
  • Increasing followers on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Medium
  • More freebies
  • 1 book from my articles
  • 1 online course / podcast / video channel

I don’t know what the future will bring, but I can’t wait to figure it out!

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