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5 hidden ways in which blogging will help you grow and why you should start one.






So why should you start a blog? Is it going to help you in anyway?
Yes! It will. Here is why:

1.     A platform to express yourself:  Blogging is making a statement. It is telling the world, who you are as a person. Sure, your facebook updates can do that—but often they are about trivial things. Plus they get buried in a deluge of status updates. A blog is a solid body, your very own publishing space, a space where you can be whatever you want to be. How cool is that?!

2.     You make connections with real people : I have met some amazing people from different countries because of my blog. Gillian from Canada who runs a spa,  Jacob Accurso  from Oregon who is a private investigator, a potter and an airplane owner(!), Guto from Sao Paulo, Niall Young from UK whose paintings are all over my house. None of these would have been possible without my blog.


3.     It helps you reflect and think about things: When you write in a blog, you  are thinking and reflecting about what you want to say.  A blog helps you think clearly, examine if your words reflect your thoughts and it helps you grow as a person.

4.     It makes you feel good: Mine does! I feel so good when I blog. Try it—the high you get from your first comment will be something that you will remember forever.

5.     You never know how it can change your life: As you can see, it has completely changed mine. 10 years of blogging. 8 best-sellers.  More than 500 published pieces in various publications like Readers Digest, Times of India and more.  And to think that it started with a single anonymous blogpost!

There are tonnes of articles online on how to start a blog and so I will not elaborate on that. But I would like to say that what is necessary for a successful blog is 3  C’s
Consistency
Connect
Correct grammar!
Pick something you feel passionately about and start writing. It is important to establish a connect and that will come only when you are authentic and genuine. Just be yourself and go!

If you are motivated enough to start a blog, after reading this post I will help you further.  Leave me a link to your blog, once you have ten posts. I will personally visit your blog, and leave a comment(only if you have ten posts and your writing has to follow the rules of grammar please). And not only that I will pick three blogs and I will write a guest post for them! How much more can I give eh? :) 

Now go do it!


Comments

  1. Thank you a ton for motivating us .. Hope more tips and inspiration from you mam regrading blogging , writing .

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  2. Guest post! I wish I hadn't started a blog! But, it's been 6 years.

    Many congratulations on completing 10 years of blogging! Your success (hard work & consistency) is an inspiration for many bloggers and aspiring authors.

    Keep blogging. I wish you all the very best. :)

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  3. Such a motivator you are Preetima'am. Love the way you write. The spark in your blog is truly electrifying.Always stay the way u are. Love u :)

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  4. Such a motivator you are Preetima'am. Love the way you write. The spark in your blog is truly electrifying.Always stay the way u are. Love u :)

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  7. here is my first blog link i am also so hesitate to write my first blog

    this is link http://harikrishna396.blogspot.in/2016/10/blog-post.html

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  8. http://harikrishna396.blogspot.in/

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  9. preeti mam you so much inspires me. i read first books LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT. i was also struggling BIPOLAR DISORDER. but i read LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT book its change my thoughts and hope for life. THANK YOU FOR GIVING SUCH A LOVELY BOOK.

    yestarday i finish ITS ALL IN THE PLANET book such a nice book it is. your best writer preeti mam.
    yes LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT and every situation ITS ALL IN THE PLANETS :-)

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  10. www.proudtobespecial.blogspot.in

    My blog

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  11. https://rhitikasingh.wordpress.com

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  12. I have published 17 posts on my blog.Ma'am please give it a reading.It would be an honour for me.

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  13. Vaishnavimythoughtmywords.wordpress.com and onceyoufallinlove.wordpresd.com

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  14. I haven't written much in my blogs but I was inspired by you to do more, when you talked on the fb live chat. Thank you mam and congrats.

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  15. https://www.swagatikapatra.wordpress.com

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  16. Mam I really loved your books, it's truly inspiring. It's a request to go through my blog & please give me some feedback. I'll really appreciate.

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  17. Guest appearance would make the blog fill with lights! Thankyou for the oppurtunity ma'am!
    Here is the blog: nikitabang.wordpress.com

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  18. harshnagpalblog. wordpress. com

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  19. www.sanjaydua.com is my blog address madam. I was motivated to create my website after reading your blog regularly. I get many comments from people who read my blogs.

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  21. Such an awesome and productive way to motivate to write blog, i must say. i went through your blog and thought to share you my first blog that i have started but not continued it. Thank you so much for giving me a reason to start my blogging..

    Here is the link of my blog: http://ssureshmmukhiya.blogspot.com/

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  22. http://seventhheavenmine.blogspot.in/

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    1. You have always been inspiring. I will be really honored if you take a look through my amateur writings!!!

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  23. ma'am this is my blog. i just started it few days ago. it would be a pleasure if you read my posts & have a look at my blog :)
    https://skyfiredoodles11.wordpress.com/blog/

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  24. Here is the link to my blog. My blog basically deals with day to day situation but its written in poetry. litoncuriosity.blogspot.com

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  25. Hey Mam! That's too kind and sweet of you.
    I have my new blog. Planning to post new blogs.
    Thank you so much for the opportunity.
    My blog url-
    priyadalvi.com

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  26. Hey Mam! That's too kind and sweet of you.
    I have my new blog. Planning to post new blogs.
    Thank you so much for the opportunity.
    My blog url-
    priyadalvi.com

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  27. This is extrrmely greatful of you ma'am. Many of us needs such a support.
    My link- gauravdubey26.blogspot.com

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  28. This is extrrmely greatful of you ma'am. Many of us needs such a support.
    My link- gauravdubey26.blogspot.com

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  29. Everydaygirl16.blogspot.com
    This is my first blog written after my inspiration from Nidhi, the protagonist of "It's all in the planets" Ma'am.
    I am a great fan of yours and it would be a great motivation if you would be a guest writer at my new blog.
    Congrats Ma'am for this 10 years of blog writing anniversary :)

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  30. http://scribbledsecret.blogspot.in let my work speak

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  31. Do visit my Blog -
    https://thosemomentschangedmylife.wordpress.com

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  32. Do visit my Blog -
    https://thosemomentschangedmylife.wordpress.com

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  33. I write a blog with two of my friends and it's called wordswow.wordpress.com

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  34. I write a blog with two of my friends and it's called wordswow.wordpress.com

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  36. Hello Mam, it feels so good to see your blogging i read them regularly when i feel down . i started to read your blog when i was in my college , then my first job , second job (wherein i feel so comfortable & settled here) , then my betrothal , my marriage , right now i have a Kid of one year . Through every phase of my life you were there(which you never knew it actually) :) Thank you for spending your time on US !! I don't blog, but i would love to start one as i need to get expertise on it.

    P.S : Is that a typo in point# 4 ? is it GOD or GOOD mam , anyway i read it as Good only :)

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  37. http://su-chi-tra.blogspot.in/

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  38. heta1311.wordpress.com

    It would be an honour if you visit my blog.

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  39. https://sammahmasoodi.wordpress.com/
    hello. every time i read your books,I feels like the clock has stopped moving.
    I don't know how to start or maybe I lack the knowledge.Personally I don't think you're Gonna write a guest post for me because I am only '13' year's old
    but right now all I need is your support and motivating like "Yaay! you can do it"

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  40. http://kikonmhonchumi.blogspot.in/
    Will be glad if you will visit my blog. Thank You.
    Keep inspiring us :)

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  41. hello mam, when i was ordered "it's all in the planets" i was totally strange about you but after reading this book a deep desire rises in me to know about you and i searched you on facebook. and today i read your tips for blogging and it inspired me to blog, i have so many thoughts to express but not any idea and today you gave. Thank You

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  42. Inspiring thougts on yr part. I have opened the account but my role has been limited to reading only. I hope yr boost will help me to write something.

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  43. Hello Preeti mam.
    There couldn't have been a better way than this to fill oneself with zeal and give a kickstart to one's blog.
    Though I have started blogging three months back, but I still feel I am naive.
    Among all your Cs, I feel second and third are the most important, though not trying to downscale the importance of first one.
    When I write any of my blogpost, I create numerous drafts of it.
    I take my each and every post very seriously, and have a schedule of posting every fourth day (given my full time job demands almost full time from me).
    I wonder how many drafts will I create for some bigger project of mine. But yes all i want to say is, please give my writings a chance. Just a look. I'm pretty sure I won't disappoint you.

    This is the link to my blog, which is really very special to me,
    https://aditisharma37.wordpress.com/

    I hope you will like it.
    Good day!��

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  44. deardipsi.blogspot.com

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  47. https://m.facebook.com/girlinmetro/ please go to my fb page. I had started 7 days back and now I have 300 followers. I would like to confess that my grammar is not so good but ma'am please at least read all the parts that I have written. It's a story that I have written part by part.
    Thank you

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  48. Mine : myheartshades.blogspot.com

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  49. You are the most beautiful creation of God that has descended on this earth to express the real meaning of love, friendship, kindness and humanity through your exemplary write-ups!

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  51. https://swarnaliroyblog.wordpress.com/
    thank u for the motivatiion..You are an inspiration. :)

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  52. No doubts blogging makes one feel awesome. Started writing when I was in the dimmest phase in my life with a copy of "Life is what you make it". I can't ever forget how many tears I shed when I realized I was going through Bipolar Disorder. You inspired me at that Timr mam, and now you are inspiring everyone else.

    https://meghawriter.blogspot.com/ here's my blog.

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  53. Mine - goutamikulkarni.blogspot.com

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  55. Ma'am kindly visit my new blog.
    It will be an honour to receive you as a guest

    https://taleofheandshe.wordpress.com

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  56. Dear Preeti Ma'am, I admire you a lot. It would be a privilege if you visit my blog and give your valuable comments

    http://anshu-beautifullife.blogspot.com/

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  57. Hi Preeti. Nice post. I need to read this one more often so that I keep my blog alive. Here is a link to my blog. https://princesspk35blog.wordpress.com Hope you will get a chance to visit it as well. Thank you!

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  58. https://sajidsheikh7.wordpress.com/2016/10/27/checkmate-with-soulmate/

    Do visit my blog mam. I have started to write it as you have suggested me in last live fb session of yours

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  59. Hi preeti mam, I like your stories a lot and the way you portray the characters. You are such an inspiration for me to start my blog. Congrats for your 10 years of blogging and keep inspiring us with your work.
    My blog: http://butterfliesnlollipops.blogspot.in/

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  60. Please visit my blog Varshakalelkar.blogspot.in read my blog on selfless women's day, funny one. Waiting for your feedback. Wish to be a writer one day.

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  61. Just being myself :)
    Motivated. <3
    Also,glad to read this particular blog post <3

    https://medium.com/@AnkitaTaneja

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  62. I have realised that a blog can expand your vision!
    And I have happened to experience it.
    I would be glad if you take your precious time to read me at neeraj235.blogspot.in

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  63. I have realised that a blog can expand your vision!
    And I have happened to experience it.
    I would be glad if you take your precious time to read me at neeraj235.blogspot.in

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  64. HI Preeti Ma'am,

    Blogging gives me my own voice. I don't write regularly but I write from my heart and I think I write OK.

    Below is the link to my first post:
    https://aamrits.wordpress.com/2014/12/08/my-first-post/

    I am not a first time blogger. But I sincerely wish you to visit my blog and read a few posts of mine if you have few minutes to spare. :)

    https://aamrits.wordpress.com/blog/

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  65. Hi Preeti Ma'm,

    Wow! You really know how to motivate a person. I knew writing would be cathartic for me after a recent upheaval I went through. I've been procrastinating, needing to write, getting out all my thoughts and emotions but , afraid to at the same time.
    Your post gave me the much needed inspiration and I started blogging. I only got in two posts, so I don't know if I qualify for a visit, or if I even made the deadline. If you do read my posts, I would be thrilled. If not, I cannot express how grateful I am for your timely encouragement. Thank you.


    http://sheelasrikanth.blogspot.in/?m=1

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