Yes I know there are many blogs and bloggers out there, some good and some bad but with a number of things in common, their desire to share what they do and what they know with anyone who is happy to read about it.  This post is all about why you should start blogging now.

As an older blogger (35+), I have become such a fan of blogging.  Blogging has brought me in to contact with some wonderful people, it has become a fulfilling past time.  Of course there are bloggers out there who have managed to obtain financial freedom, while I am not one of those; it really would be lovely to blog full time in the comfort of your own home, to be your own boss and to set your own tasks.

I wanted to share with you why I believe you should start blogging today!


  1. You become part of a community

There is no doubt that blogging and bloggers is a whole new community, you will meet some wonderful inspiring people along the way who are willing to share their knowledge with you and help you out when you need it.  They follow you, read your posts and promote your writing to their readers too.  This sense of being part of a worldwide community is astounding.


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  1. It helps you find your voice

Blogging allows you to get your voice heard.  It gives you the opportunity to put your opinions out there and meet like minded individuals.  This can have a positive impact on your confidence but remember for those who respect your opinion or who love your writing, there will be those who don’t but blogging helps you deal with criticism in a constructive way.


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  1. It can help promote your business

Blogging is an excellent way to highlight your business and the processes involved.  For example I use www.elfeelgoodsvintage.uk to share my love of all things vintage via my Etsy Store .  It brings you closer to your customers.


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  1. It can make you money

There are many ways to make money from blogging from just a few pounds a month to some bloggers making thousands per month!  The idea is to grow your audience and start working on affiliate marketing.


  1. You can get stuff for free

Yes you can get many items for free when you have a blog if you write product reviews.  The past 6 months I have been given fudge, tea, preserve, a toaster and a hand blender!



  1. You don’t need to be a techie

Setting up a blog is straightforward, read my simple 5 step guide to setting up a blog, you could set one up in just a few minutes and be writing before the day is out.  I am not a technical person and I have set up two blogs.


  1. It is relatively cheap to blog

To allow you to earn from affiliate marketing I highly recommend going with TSO host for your blog which will cost you approximately £2.99 per month for web hosting and around £7-£10 for your domain name.  This is a low cost option which will pay dividends once you set up your affiliate marketing.


  1. Blogging helps you prioritise & set goals

Blogging has helped me prioritise my tasks and workload not just for blogging but in other aspects of my life from my day job to home life.  I am very grateful that blogging has helped me – to be honest I was starting to get rather lazy and wondering where my day went when a huge portion of it was spent in front of the TV!


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  1. Blogging is rewarding

Blogging makes me happy because it is so rewarding when you start with an idea for a blog post, you research, write and then you post and promote to your audience.  It is a great feeling of accomplishment!



  1. Blogging can change lives

This may sound rather dramatic but I have read blogs that have been really inspiring and it amazes me that people are so willing to share so much when they write.  Blogs do change lives and sharing your experience can also have a positive impact upon others.


Go create something awesome by starting a blog today and head over to my 5 Easy Steps to Starting a Blog now!



I've listed 10 reasons why I think you should start a blog now. Head over to www.elfeelgoodsvintage.uk to read the full post and get blogging today!



First let me say that blogging is not my full time job.  I started on this journey as a way of sharing my love of all things vintage to those with similar interests.  I love my vintage finds and sell them in my Etsy store.  Feel free to head over there for a wee look.

And with that said, I continued to expand my blog, I realised that I loved to write about lifestyle and parenting all with a vintage twist!


So you want to start blogging?

Spoiler alert here – you really don’t need to be tech savvy at all to start blogging.  After all blogging has allowed many people to share their ideas, thoughts and views with the world.  With it a whole new world has opened up of possible ways to share tips, ideas and for some ways of making money.

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Step 1:  Sign up for TSO 

This is the most important part of the steps – which is why I have it as the first step.  At first I was of the opinion that I didn’t want to pay any money for setting the blog up since there are ways of having a blog for free.  However, when I researched it, the best and only option to be fully in control of my content and be able to monitise my blog at a later date was to go the paid route or self hosted as it is referred to.

Having a self hosted blog also allows you to have your own name (e.g. elfeelgoodsvintage.uk), it does look more professional than others and you can also use an array of designs which are free or you can buy a more unique theme.

Again it took me ages to find a host which I had confidence in.  I read a lot of reviews, gave up a few times as the reviews were conflicting, then settled on TSO Host.  I can highly recommend them for several reasons.

Firstly, I was able to purchase my domain name with them for £7.19 for the entire year, secondly their basic hosting package costs me £2.99 per month and their customer service is excellent.

Did I mention before how rubbish I am at technical stuff?  Well, when I purchased my domain name and hosting package with TSO Host I sent them an email saying I wanted my website to be WordPress and could they just do that and send me the login details. Honestly this is just how rubbish I am at the technical stuff but TSO Host were excellent, within an hour they emailed me back my details, I logged in and was able to start customising the WordPress theme!


Step 2:  Decide on your Domain Name

Once you sign up with TSO Host here.  You will want to purchase your domain name.  TSO will let you know if the name you have in mind is available or not.  It can be difficult at first so I suggest you have a few names you are happy with in case one is taken.



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Step 3: Connect your Domain Name & Hosting

I have already mentioned I am not very tech savvy.  This step is very simple, just email TSO Host customer service and they will do all of it for you and send you the login details.  It really is that simple.  The customer service for TSO Host is second to none.


Step 4:  Choose your WordPress Theme

There are plenty of WordPress Themes to choose from.  Starting out I would suggest looking at the many free options.  However, once you get the hang of things you can opt for a paid theme which will have more features.  You can even get beautiful options on Etsy – have a look at Etsy here.



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Step 5:  Start writing

Now the fun begins.  Remember to write about what you know and what you enjoy.  Your readers will will respond to you.  Let me know how it goes.  Enjoy 🙂


Want to know how to get sponsored posts for your blog?  Head over to my post here.



How you can set up a blog in 5 easy steps. Head over to my blog www.elfeelgoodsvintage.uk to read how.