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  • Writer's pictureMrsMollyWilcox

Is it too late to start a blog in 2022?

When I started my blog in 2020 I would excitedly tell people I had *finally* decided to start a blog. The response I got most of the time was, "do people still read blogs?"

There's a rumor going around that it's too late to start a blog. It's not!

When I started my blog it actually came out of a bit of a failure.

Let me explain...

I had already contributed to a few publications and thought of myself as a writer. But no one else would say I was a writer because I didn't actually have my writing anywhere. My close friends and family members knew my dream was to write, but beyond that, I was a girl working at a flower shop.

An opportunity arose when I met an editor at a big publication that would have been my dream to write at. They were looking for contributors and I knew I was the perfect fit. She was so excited that we got connected, gave me her email and said, "send me your blog!"

Immediate panic set in. I had blogs in the past but I always ended up giving up on them because I thought, like everyone else,

blogging is dead.

I went ahead and sent her an email, sheepishly admitting I didn't have my writing anywhere

for the world to see, asking if I could send her some writing samples, and never heard back.

I learned that day that blogging is far from dead, actually, if one of your goals is to be a writer anywhere else the best place to flex is on your own blog.

That missed opportunity taught me that a blog is a lot of things. It can be an outlet for your ideas, a creative promise kept to yourself, a business card, a growing & evolving online portfolio and more.

Fast forward to present day–I've been blogging for two years. I've worked with some of my dream publications and just the other day I received this email:

"I love your website, it looks like you've done a lot of the work we need."

If you want to open yourself up to countless writing opportunities, grow your ability to write consistently, and create a home for your work–blogging is for you!

As the Chinese proverb says, "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."

The same is true for blogging. Start your blog in 2022!

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