Before the COVID-19 pandemic, many remote jobs were for writers. Now, even people who were already working from home are under life’s shadow of uncertainty. However, starting a blog can be a solution for struggling writers in 2020.

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You can start a blog in 2020 with a computer, your mind, and maybe a caffeinated drink.
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In 2020, starting a blog has never been more accessible

When you start a blog, you have a wide variety of professional platforms to choose from. Take your time viewing each site’s pros and cons. With over a dozen blogging platforms, you might have trouble picking just one to start a blog.

There has never been more freedom to start a blog than now. What a great problem to have!

Starting a blog is universally attainable. You don’t need a graphic design or computer science background to start your blog. Plus, most platforms will guide you through the process.

If you want more help, there are free tutorials on YouTube from fellow bloggers. These tutorials cover every aspect of starting a blog. Not to brag, but we’re pretty good at helping each other out.

You can start your blog and turn it into a writing portfolio. Whether you’re applying to jobs or planning for the future, writing a blog is an excellent way to showcase your writing samples.

When you start a blog, you are building a website. This is an experience in itself that you can list on your resume. It’s a true win-win.

If you get extra fancy with it by designing your own logo, using social media marketing, or growing a blog following then you have more material worth humbly bragging about in your next job interview. 

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Starting a blog in 2020 can make you a jack of all trades.
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Starting a blog can be a silver lining during quarantine

Starting a blog right now, as Screen Time reports, is a smart move.

With a shelter-in-place order for everyone except essential workers, many people are finding themselves browsing the Internet more than usual.

I know I’ve shuddered after receiving a screen time notification. However, as an online consumer, I feel far more productive reading a blog than I do scrolling through TikTok or Instagram. Audiences are growing, so why not get our attention with your meaningful blog posts?

Giving yourself a project, like starting a blog, is an excellent way to bring structure back into your life.

Even if you don’t want to gain a large following or share this website on your resume, starting a blog in 2020 is a good reason to get out of bed in the morning.

It’s challenging to feel motivated enough to start a new endeavor in this tragic time. We’re all mourning. However, you’re a writer for a reason and on days when you have the push for productivity, write and post.

Then feel proud of yourself because you are committed to getting through this.

What kind of blog do you want to start?