I was wrong.
I thought I was too late to start blogging in 2002.
I thought I had missed the boat. But I started a blog anyway. I loved expressing myself and making connections with people around the world who had similar interests to me. I also loved seeing my blog grow and the community that built around my blog.
And In 2019 it’s still not too late to start a blog. In fact I would argue that now is the best time to start a blog. While blogs have changed over the years, they are still the best way to stake out your own little piece of the internet, to provide a home base for all your content on whatever topic or niche you’re into, serving whichever audience or community you choose.
Today, 7th February 2019, is the second annual ProBlogger International Start a Blog Day, where we celebrate the achievements and diversity of new bloggers around the world launching their blogs at the beginning of the year.
You may have many different reasons to start a blog:
- To support an existing business
- Perhaps you want your blog to become a business
- Or maybe you just want an outlet to express yourself
I started ProBlogger in 2004 to share what I was learning about blogging and making money from blogging and to connect with other people who were on the same journey. I’ve had the privilege to help many thousands of people to not only start blogs, but also to help build profit around their blog as well.
In 2018 I launched ProBlogger’s Ultimate Guide to Starting a Blog - a free course designed to help guide more prospective bloggers along the path to starting a profitable blog the right way.
I also created ProBlogger’s International Start a Blog Day on 7th February to provide a timely incentive (I know how a deadline can motivate me) to help these new bloggers get up and running and launch their blog.
My team and I were overwhelmed by the response last year and we are thrilled that in 2019 already we’ve had over 1,000 students enrol in the Start a Blog course.
Today, on International Start a Blog Day 2019, we’d like to present the fresh crop of new blogs and bloggers who will go on to make their mark. These new bloggers will inform, entertain, connect and help people. They will enrich and even change their readers lives.
Please support these new bloggers by checking out their sites, reading their stories, leaving them a comment and following them on social media. They've taken action by completing ProBlogger’s Ultimate Guide to Starting a Blog course and following through on a commitment they’ve made to themselves and their future readership.
Starting a blog is hard work. Building a profitable blog is harder still. If we encourage and help each other out, the task becomes easier, even if it is just knowing that we are not alone.
Join us online to celebrate International Start a Blog Day for a special Facebook Live Broadcast on Thursday 7th February 2019 at 4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern (Friday 1pm Australian Eastern Time).
Not yet Launched?
We’d also like to recognise those pre-bloggers who are currently working through the course and taking steps to launch their blogs. We’ll be bringing you updates on them in the coming weeks. So if you're still working to launch your blog, make sure you update your student profile in our members section (you need to be logged in) with all your blog details, when you're ready.
New bloggers, if you've got something out of doing the course, we'd love you to leave us a testimonial (you need to be logged in) recommending us to other new bloggers.
Congratulations to the Class of 2019!
You can check out all the new bloggers below – enjoy scrolling through the entries! You can also sort by Blog Topic to find some new blogging buddies in your niche. For more details about each blogger, click on the button to expand their entry.
Note: We've only published launched blogs in this list. Parked domains and URLs that lead to hosting service landing pages were not included. If you don't see your new blog in the list (and it is launched and you have completed your student profile in our members section) it may be because you missed the cutoff. Don't worry we'll be updating the list in the coming days and including it in next week's newsletter.