According to Website Setup, in 2021 there were over 600 million blogs on the web.
Think about that. 600 million blogs. 600,000,000 individuals decided to put their thoughts, their experience, their advice on the Internet. That’s THREE TIMES the population of the state of California (Population: 39,613,493). That’s more than the 2022 population of the United States (332,529,000).
Think about that. A lot more than attended Woodstock in 1969 (500,0000), more than the largest attendance of a Super Bowl (Super Bowl XIV, 103,985), more than Mick Jagger’s net worth (500 million).
That’s how many people who were offering their thoughts/opinions in their own setting called a blog in 2021.
Where do we all fit in?
I didn’t check, but if 600 million writers published three blogs a week, that would be 1,800,000,000 chances to read or learn something new in one year.
Again … where do we all fit in?
It’s easy to get overrun by numbers. Like a non stop train from Chicago to St. Louis, once it get going there’s not much (short of catastrophe) that can stop it.
I myself am NOT a numbers person. I’m more than lost in a crowd of five. So you would think being faced with such numbers, such odds, would be overwhelming.
In a world as big and diverse as blogging, writing what you write won’t matter to approximately 409 million people who view more than 20 billion pages a month (Ultimate List of Blogging Statistics and Facts, Updated for 2022).
But it will matter to you. To those one or two people who “get it.”
That is why you have to constantly work on perfecting your craft. Know who you are and what you want to share. Be an authority on what you write, even if you are still learning (and don’t be afraid to say you’re still learning!)
Have a purpose to your story. Whether it’s a parable, lesson, advice, or encouragement, do your best to connect with your readers. Even if your blog is sharing grief or confusion, share it in a way that others can learn from it or understand it a little easier.
Next week I’m getting together with my bestie mother/daughter team to help them both get started on their own blog. What they’re going to write I don’t know. But I want to show them how to start … how to keep it going. And how to keep excited with every new offering.
I might not be as good as 599,999,999 other teachers, but I’m alright.
Get your own gig going! And spread the word!