Blogging For Personal Development

Does blogging help 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 and also very 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 developmentfor 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 some of the many ways blogging has helped my personal development. Thank you for reading.


In what ways has blogging been helpful to you in achieving personal development goals?


©Copyright 2018 | Victor Uyanwanne

39 thoughts on “Blogging For Personal Development

  1. mymaptosuccess Jan 10, 2019 / 5:32 pm

    YES!!! Any kind of writing can help your personal development. I have found writing to not only be therapeutic but help me find my passion and start mapping the course for my life. Thank you for sharing this topic. Some people may not realize how important writing (especially in a blog where you can get feedback from others), but any other type of journalizing or writing various lists for self-discovery.

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  2. Claire Jeanette Dearing Nov 27, 2018 / 10:17 am

    Fantastic post, I really enjoyed reading this! It is definitely refreshing to see someone writing purely for the love of it rather than trying to make everything about money. Keep it up!

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  3. Raniel Esguerra Nov 21, 2018 / 10:52 am

    I agree! For me, in terms of personal development, blogging also helps me establish new learnings, convictions, and mindsets in my system, especially that by writing about them you have to process them thoroughly, articulate then translate into words. So it definitely improves my way of living.

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  4. Kamber Shaffer Nov 13, 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 Nov 13, 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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  5. celly1989 Nov 10, 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 Nov 10, 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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  6. J.A. Brown Nov 4, 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 Nov 4, 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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  7. ksjordan59 Oct 30, 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 Oct 30, 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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  8. Attempted Life Affirmation Oct 18, 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 Oct 18, 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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