Advantages of blogging
Starting a new business
Though blogging starts off as a hobby, it has a great business potential in it. Though it cannot termed typical, there are examples of many bloggers who earn more than from a corporate job. This is possible when you start a blog on what you specialise in.
Attract people to your existing business
A blog can become a great source of attracting people to your existing business. Rather than having a static website, a blog which is updated with regular information can attract clients to your business. This will make you be treated an expert in the field concerned.
Become a good writer
Since blogging involves a lot of writing - pages after pages- on a daily basis, it will hone the writer in you. The more you write, the more professional the writer in you will become.
Gain knowledge in your field
Since you are propelled by the need to update your blog on a daily basis, you will keep searching for information. This will help you gain more and more knowledge in your field.
You help people with their problems through your blog. You can educate the larger audience with tips on how to lose weight, raise children or make money online. Blogging is an effective medium to educate or inspire people and to bring like-minded people together.
Disadvantages of blogging
Bloggers just center themselves on their blogs. They don't remember the other personal things they have to do. People begin scratching their heads when asked about anything other than the blogs.
They can spend hours and hours together before their system screens, but will not be interested in doing other things physical. This may result in health issues later on.
The actual social life is destroyed almost completely. Hanging out or going on holiday does not appeal to some of them. They move more and more away from family and social circles.
Live....and Let Live!