Blogging For Personal Development

A few people have had cause to ask me, “Victor, are you making money from your blog?” The simple answer I always gave is “No.”

When I started this blog, money making was never part of the objective. And it isn’t till this point in time.

But that does not in any way suggest that I am totally against monetising the blog. I am simply saying it is not part of the plan, at least not yet.

You may be a professional blogger, but I am not. So how you see blogging may not be exactly how I see it.

Writing this blog is a hobby I engage in outside my full time job. And like I already stated, I am not making any income from it.

My bills and those of my family are taken care of from income from paid employment. So what is in it for me in this blogging journey?

I would say a lot: more than I had initially anticipated and definitely much more than time and space would allow me delve into in this short post.

From the outset of my blogging journey, I wanted to share my thoughts on the issues of life with anyone who would care to read. I was convinced that what I had to share could make life better for someone out there – one way or another.

To a large extent, that objective is being achieved. The feedback I get from my readers and critics alike convince me of that.

And for that I’m very grateful also encouraged to keep the blogging flag flying higher. As you can see, I am not about to quit on my blog mission.

However, beyond sharing my thoughts and being a blessing to my readers, blogging has become a journey of personal development for me. By that I mean my life has been improved in many ways since I took up blogging as a hobby.

I have learnt new things, improved on my writing skills, acquired new skills, met and interacted with different kinds of people from different places around the world – including avowed atheists.

I have inspired some people and I have also been inspired by many other people. I have defended my faith, read several insightful posts, gained vast knowledge in many areas of life and so on and so forth.

And I am still developing!

Now you have an idea of what I have been talking about!

Right? Yes, thank you.

In a subsequent post, I will expasiate on the many ways blogging has helped my personal development. Thank you for reading.


Do you agree that blogging is helpful in achieving personal development goals?


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25 thoughts on “Blogging For Personal Development

  1. Simply Dee In D.C. 09/08/2018 / 4:51 am

    Yes, I agree. I do write for other people in a way, but I mostly write in order to say what I can’t say anywhere else, or to motivate myself to work on the very thing I am writing about. It is therapeutic for me so that is why I keep it anonymous.:)

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    • VictorsCorner 09/08/2018 / 5:25 am

      Thanks for the feedback Dee. It is good to know that blogging, “motivate myself to work on the very thing I am writing about.” And that’s personal development you know!

      You talked about blogging being therapeutic for you as well. That’s great! How would you advise those who feel stressed by blogging?

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  2. Freedomborn 20/08/2018 / 12:11 am

    You have indeed Blessed me greatly Victor, when I think of you it’s remembering a Man of Integrity who has The Lord as his Heart focus, who Loves his Wife and Children and who also seeks to show Love and encourage not just those who agree with Christianity but all those in need of God’s Love. Thank you for your Faithfulness to both Him and others, I also feel at peace when I visit you Victor in my believing you won’t abuse me as others have done even though I Trusted them in our Unity in Christ Jesus but I remember how much He suffered for us and so I seek to move on in Love but I still leave a door open for them if needed.

    I have shared with you before Victor about my disability so I very much see God’s leading as I write my Posts and Comments. I committed in the beginning to Blog for Him as a job and viewed it in this way and like you it’s not for my own personal material gain either, I firmly believe that freely we have received freely we give. But in viewing it as a job I Blogged everyday and all day except for Lunch breaks or when attending to my other Ministries and Personal Commitments or when I was away on Holidays with Ron and also when I was not well, which sometimes included my being in Hospital, although I did Blog a few times in there.

    As you know Victor I have also had and still have ongoing Computer and Blog problems, also Health issues that have caused me to get behind in my Blogging much more than once, which is very frustrating but Thankfully God has often giving me other ways to continue Blogging for Him even when I had no Computer or access to my Blog and Healed me too.

    I also find my time is more limited these days with running my Funday School which because of being needed has now become my main Priority in Ministry. I was motivated by God to start it over 10 years ago and to continue it regardless of the problems it has and does still present. Mostly I’m Ministering to hurting Children and their Mothers and it often means that I’m being called on to be there for them in someway everyday and this takes up a lot of my free time too.

    But I Pray for and believe Victor that God brings to me those who need to know just how much He Loves them and this happens even when I’m Shopping or when I’m out and about on my Mobility Scooter and yes in doing this I have sometimes been abused but I have also been very Blessed to see good Fruit from His seeds planted in their Hearts.

    Victor I’m very sorry that I have not been in touch with you yet by e-mail as I promised but I cannot find your e-mail address. I was thinking of sharing God’s Wonderful Plan of Salvation here but felt I should ask you first because although some have been very Blessed by it’s Truth with it being very much confirmed in Scripture, others have rejected it and me too.

    Christian Love Always Victor and God’s Abundant Blessings for your Family, Blog Ministry and all your other Commitments. – Anne.

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  3. VictorsCorner 20/08/2018 / 7:45 am

    Thank you Anne for the warm comments. I can’t really appreciate you enough for all your support, having been a very faithful reader and commenter on this blog.

    I can attest to your commitment to blogging to the glory of God. No one will read your blog without seeing that your main focus is God. And that’s a great thing to find in our world today, where people want us to talk less and less about God. So please keep the flag flying.

    On the blogosphere, there are so many distracting voices. But it is good to have people like you who know what they are doing and sticking to it irrespective of the enormous criticisms they receive.

    You have faced negative criticisms in blogging journey- that I know as you have repeatedly shared too. But I am convinced that you are not one that will give up on your mission of sharing God’s truth, just because people will talk or have been talking. My prayer for you is that God will prosper your ministries and use them for His glory.

    I know Anne you are trying your best – especially for someone of your age, overcoming dyslexia to shining the light in the (dark) world of online communication through blogging. Just as it is written in Hebrews 6:10 (NLT), I will say here as a reminder that, “… God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers, as you still do.” Remain blessed Anne.

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  4. Lander7 20/08/2018 / 9:43 pm

    Q – “Do you agree that blogging is helpful in achieving personal development goals?”

    A – It can be depending on the goal. I would say that blogging is strongest in the realm of knowledge and understanding. You can gain a great deal of insight into how people think from the vast number of personalities spread across the many forums.

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    • VictorsCorner 21/08/2018 / 8:45 am

      Yes you are right. The most obvious lesson in blogging is that I have learnt a lot – and I’m still learning – doing it. Thanks for the contribution.

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  5. Noah Blumenthal 22/08/2018 / 7:06 pm

    I believe that blogging can definitely be helpful in achieving personal development goals. Not only with getting to develop yourself by writing out your thoughts and beliefs and helping yourself grow from laying it all there. But, you also get thousands and thousands of examples and lessons to learn from other bloggers in the community. I’ve been doing it a very short while, but it already seems like a huge help to me and I can definitely see the benefits. Thanks for sharing!

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    • VictorsCorner 22/08/2018 / 11:25 pm

      Thank you for reading and commenting Noah. You are absolutely right. Apart from sharing your own thoughts, a huge part of blogging involves learning from other people through what they have written. Just like you I have benefited a lot in that regard.

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  6. When I started STFC, it was never about money, it was about serving the Kingdom of God. If God continues to bless me and allows me to write and grow, nothing would please me more than to use my blog to support my family and make it my full time job.

    How amazing would it be to walk from your bedroom to your office to go to work for JESUS every day!!!??? Sounds like the best job in the world 🙂

    But that is all in God’s hands. Where He guides me I will do my best to follow.

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  7. VictorsCorner 05/09/2018 / 6:51 am

    Yes, I agree with you Keith that it would be great to work from home doing blogging full-time. I know it is possible. But it will take a lot of hard-work and patience to get there.

    Like you stated, let God be the Guide. We will go where He leads us. Thanks for the contribution.

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  8. Gafar 05/09/2018 / 7:55 am

    Well well well, now I know that the well is deep and to engage a busy mind like Victor is always a pleasure.

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  9. sensibledove 28/09/2018 / 4:05 am

    Absolutely. I blog about personal development and self awareness and it also has motivated me to learn more and more on the topics. And to continue to pursue my personal development. I haven’t monetized yet but that’s the plan.
    Thanks for sharing
    Judy @sensibledove

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  10. Attempted Life Affirmation 18/10/2018 / 8:35 pm

    Great points. I think most of my reasons for starting to write align with this post.
    I’ve only just started out and I’m finding blogging is really pushing me to reflect on who I am and what I stand for, more than I was expecting.
    Thanks for the insight.

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    • VictorsCorner 18/10/2018 / 9:25 pm

      Thank you for reading and commenting. Yes you are right. Blogging will push you… positively. With diligence and commitment, you will make somw impact.

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  11. ksjordan59 30/10/2018 / 8:29 pm

    Yes! I didn’t start learning to blog so that I could make money and try to woo customers. I am on a journey and thought that writing about the journey, while learning to blog would be a perfect combination. Best wishes for a fabulous journey Victor!

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    • VictorsCorner 30/10/2018 / 9:27 pm

      Thank you for reading and commenting. Good to know blogging helps you write about your journey. And I hope you care that people read your writings!

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  12. J.A. Brown 04/11/2018 / 8:42 pm

    I totally agree. The process of putting thoughts into the written word in a way that makes sense to others drives all truth deeper. I’m not sure if it will always be this way, but I feel like I’m the one who benefits the most from my blogging!

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    • VictorsCorner 04/11/2018 / 9:10 pm

      Yes Brown, I can relate with you that as blog authors we benefit immensely from our posts. But our readers benefit from them too. We only need to take a peep at our comment sections or our other feedback mechanisms to have a little idea about what I mean. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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  13. celly1989 10/11/2018 / 8:26 pm

    Love this piece! I started blogging very recently (about a month ago) for thr same reasons. For me, I too feel like I am on a journey of personal development and I feel like blogging allows to express myself and speak my truth. I also enjoy interacting with many diff persons you meet who comment on blog posts or whose blog posts I happen to stumble upon…Like yours 🙏.

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    • VictorsCorner 10/11/2018 / 11:17 pm

      Thank you for stopping by. I am glad to know that you liked what you read.

      Yes, blogging is a journey of personal development; of learning and growing… Since you are still fresh in blogging, allow me to welcome you on board.

      The reasons you gave for starting your blog are noble enough. As you might have known already, you will require hard-work and commitment to keep up with the promise of your set objectives. And I believe you are equal to the task. Here is wishing you a pleasurable ride.

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  14. Kamber Shaffer 13/11/2018 / 4:57 pm

    I really enjoyed reading this post Victor.

    I believe personal development should be a lifelong mission for everyone. It’s inspiring that you found a way to grow personally and gives back to so many people. I am excited to learn more about the blogging community as I take my own journey into blogging.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    • VictorsCorner 13/11/2018 / 6:24 pm

      Thank you Kamber for reading and commenting. Yes you are right that personal development is a lifelong mission. I wish you well in your blogging journey.

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