7 Personal Reasons To Write Articles

Written by geordiejimb

Topics: Mindset

Ezine Articles Featured AuthorArticle Marketing is one of several marketing strategies I used for promoting my Internet Marketing Business, but in addition to the business and marketing reasons for writing articles, there are many personal reasons I like to write as well.

If you are interested in self improvement, or personal development, you may find these reasons apply to you too.


Personal reasons:


To Express Your Opinion

Sometimes, something going on in your life, or the world around you, will want you to make a statement, to let the world know your opinion on something.

Whether it’s the state of the economy, happenings in your local community, an event in your life that you want to comment on, or any number of other issues, sometimes you just want to speak your mind and be heard.


To Show Your Knowledge

Almost certainly you know something that some other people don’t know, but want to.  Writing articles is a good way to show off your experiences and knowledge, of positioning yourself as an expert on a subject.


To Get It Off Your Chest

Beyond expressing your opinion, sometimes you just want to unobjectively rant, or scream at the world.  Expressing these extreme feelings in the form of an article can help you understand where they are coming from and why you feel the way you do – not only are you sharing your opinion, but it can be quite therapeutic too.


To Get Better At Writing

Communication skills are paramount in all aspects of life, and taking the time to improve them is admirable.  Writing articles can help improve your spelling, grammar, vocabulary, and your general ability to communicate your thoughts in writing.


To Help Cement Your Knowledge

This is big for me, and I am sure it applies to other people – when I learn something, one of the best ways I’ve found to help confirm that I understood it is to write it down, and if I am writing it down I might as well make it into article I can share with others.


To Stimulate Debate and Discussion

Taking those opinions and rants mentioned above, you can use them to stimulate a debate or discussion about whatever the topic of the article was.  Getting people to talk about an issue is often a good way of understanding other points of view.  Be careful not to let these just get into unstructured literal yelling and shouting matches – try to keep these civilized.


To Educate Others

When I learn something new, I like to give back by writing an article to share my new knowledge with other people.  Articles are a good way of educating people to general principles and concepts, and these can be linked back to more in-depth tutorials or examples on a website or blog.


What About You?

Internet Marketing aside, why do you write?  Why don’t you?  Leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts on writing articles, journals, or just scrawling your thoughts down?