The Internet has become an essential part of our lives nowadays and it is hard to imagine a day without it. We use it to educate ourselves about certain topics, to do some research for a job, or simply to communicate with friends and family using a number of social networks. As social creatures, we use it primarily to chat with our friends and share our experiences with each other.
In the world of social networks, blogging has become one of the most important ways of expressing yourself. While Twitter, for instance, is limited to 140 characters, Facebook has a lot more space for you to write bigger posts. However, if you had your own personal blog, you could write pretty much anything, as long as you had inspiration to do so, since there is no limit to the number of your posts. You can write about anything you set your mind to and make your blog your sanctuary.
Blogging has therapeutic value which not many people seem to be aware of. All of the writers know the benefits writing can have. There are psychological benefits to writing about your feelings and experiences, since it reduces stress levels in your body. You can start a blog that will serve as a journal.
Whenever you are feeling depressed or overwhelmed about anything, you can simply sit down and write an entry about all that bothers you and keeps you from relaxing. Writing triggers dopamine release, so you will instantly boost your mood after getting the negative energy out of your system. On the other hand, when something good happens, write about it and share the happy experience online with people who will immediately feel better after reading it. You will also feel better knowing you made someone smile and their day happier.
Besides being a stress reducer, blogging can have great physiological benefits. It can improve your memory, but it can also help you with your sleep. If you are having trouble sleeping, that means you have something on your mind which you cannot shake off and which keeps you from relaxing. If that is the case, your blog can be the solution. Write about the feelings keeping you from falling asleep and, the moment of your getting rid of that negative energy, you will sleep like a baby.
Writing can also boost your immune system and help you heal after a surgery for instance. There are also a lot of reports showing that cancer patients felt immensely better after writing, which also shows that the benefits of writing are incredibly great and important.
Another extremely important part of blogging includes the neurological benefits it can have. Studies have shown that there are benefits to the health of patients with speech impairment. They find great happiness in being able to write about their thoughts and feelings, since they have trouble speaking and cannot express themselves in that way.
There are a lot of MRI images that have shown how different parts of the patients' brain light up differently before, during and after writing and those studies have also shown that expressing feelings through writing is paramount to the health of those patients, as well as to health in general.
When starting a blog, the key is to have good hosting. You need to choose a host that will make your blog presentable and easy-to-use, as well as provide you with good speed and technical support. When you choose the right server for your website, you are already on the right path to having your own personal sanctuary of a blog where you can relax and write about anything that comes to your mind.
You will see that having a blog will not only boost your mood and your confidence, but it will also have great benefits to your health in general. Just remember to be yourself and the words will come easily. Good luck!