Why Do You Need a Blog?

I know the thought dances around in your dome.

Why do you need a blog?

Most prospective bloggers doing their due diligence often balk about spending money on a domain and hosting. Why not save money by using a free blogging platform or social media?

Going the free route proves to be a huge mistake, as I will discuss later.

In this day and age, everyone with any online aspirations should blog because blogs offer you a wide range of powerful benefits.


Buying your domain and hosting guarantees that you own your site. Owning your site means you make the rules. Making the rules means you call the shots.

In contrast, blogging on free platform blogs like Blogspot or spending most time creating and connecting on social media means you are part of the product. Facebook, Twitter or Blogspot can and do shut down profiles, pages and blogs at any time for any reason, never offering explanations for the shut down.

Own your blog. Sleep well at night. Rest easy knowing you own your content.

Buy your domain and hosting. Avoid the common online nightmare of seeing your content wiped out overnight based on the whims of platform moderators.


Peep Blogging From Paradise.

I created a one of a kind brand that stands out from all other bloggers.

Facebook brands Facebook. Twitter brands Twitter. Blogspot brands Blogspot. No one genuinely succeeds online by building up someone else’s brand. Observe any Facebook profile. Said profile appears similar or even identical to all 2 billion Facebook user profiles. How can you stand out on Facebook if your profile looks similar to 2 billion other profiles, all profiles working collectively to build up the Facebook brand and business?

Blog to build a genuine brand. Stand out from the crowd. Branding makes you memorable. Buy your domain and hosting. Build your own online empire through the power of branding through your self-hosted WordPress blog.


Bloggers easily customize their self-hosted, blogs with the rich library of:

  • themes
  • plug ins

available. Never mind how you customize each blog post and page clearly how you want the post and page to appear.

Free blogging platforms offer little to no customizing potential. Good luck trying to stand out with cookie cutter, cheap-looking themes on free blog platforms.

Buy your domain and hosting. Customize your blog how you want your blog to look.


Self-hosted WordPress blogs yield profits through potentially unlimited income streams. No boundaries exist to the ways through which you monetize self-hosted WordPress blogs. From products, services to eBooks and advertising, the possibilities seem endless.

Monetizing options drop dramatically on free blogging platforms because owners make money while renters make little or nothing. Do you believe Google wants you to profit handsomely through its Blogspot platform? Google already gave you a free blog. Never expect to have your blogging cake and eat it, too. Google offers limited income stream potential with an obvious heavy bias toward difficult to monetize Google Adsense.

Own your blog for unlimited monetizing potential.

Buy my eBook for blogging income stream ideas:

15 Ways to Make Money Blogging


Blogging proves to be challenging but well worth the fun, freedom and fulfillment the channel offers.

Buy your domain and hosting to blog on a self-hosted WordPress blog. Build your blog, brand and business the right way.

Use social media and forums as secondary or tertiary ways to build your online presence. Make your blog the main hub of your online business.

Think like an owner, not a renter. Run everything through your self-hosted blog to build your online footprint effectively.

Written by Ryan Biddulph

Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author, and world traveler who's been featured on Richard Branson's Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, Positively Positive, Life Hack, John Chow Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and self-published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon and can help you build a successful blog at


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  1. Blogs could be a great source of income only when you know how to really make money out of it. You have really touched all the points on why do we need a blog and its very informative one.

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