The following post is from Joshua of Becoming Minimalist:
Welcome. You have found yourself reading one of the top organizing blogs on the planet (source). As a result, you have found an incredible resource for organizing your home, thoughts, and life. You have found a blog written with you in mind understanding that organizing will only work in your life if it actually works for you.
But why? Why has this blog grown so fast? And why would you read a blog dedicated to organizing anyway?
Can it actually add value to your life?
To help understand how an organizing blog can benefit your life, consider these 7 specific and practical reasons people read organizing blogs…
1. To Find Solutions.
While some readers find organizing blogs simply because they really love the topic of decluttering, most readers find them based on a specific need.
Whether in their closet, toy-room, or garage, they have grown weary of the clutter in their home and are seeking answers. Often times, a simple specific search on any well-established organizing blog will lead you to the solution you are specifically seeking.
2. To Find New Ideas.
But even if your home is already well-organized, organizing blogs are still full of great new ideas. And even if you aren’t searching for specific solutions, a new idea for a common household problem may save you time, energy, or resources – which is an invaluable discovery. It is one of the reasons you’ll probably continue to check back in on your favorite organizing blogs regularly.
3. To Find New Products.
Many organizing blogs review new products from the industry. Of course, any review is only as good as the opinion and character of the author, so find one you trust. But when you do, you’ll find a helpful source for researching new products debuting on the market… or discover old products you may have missed.
4. To Find Extra Motivation.
Clutter can be a never-ending battle. And let’s face it, sometimes the only missing piece is the motivation to go deal with it. Organizing blogs help provide that motivation by proving it can be both done and enjoyable in the process.
5. To Help Your Friends.
As mentioned earlier, organizing blogs contain a great wealth of helpful information for people of all personality types. But according to statistics, less than 5 out of 10 Americans read blogs (and even less world-wide).
Simply by reading blogs, you have accessed an incredible source of information that most of your friends have not. As a result, you have a great opportunity to help them make the most of their lives. Don’t hesitate to share that helpful information with others.
6. To Meet New People.
The difference between blogging and traditional publications (books/magazines/newspapers) is the opportunity for community. There is just no avenue to comment, question, or interact with the authors of traditional print media.
But blogs are a completely different story. They invite interaction and pursue community. Read a blog post that you like, compliment the author. Have a question, ask away. Your favorite organizational bloggers are hanging out right there… after all, it is their website.
7. To Offer Your Ideas.
You have new ideas. You’ve experimented with new products. You can provide motivation and solutions for others. So by all means, share your thoughts with confidence. If you have helpful advice on a given topic, please don’t hesitate to share it. And don’t worry if your advice is different than the authors… we’re all on this same journey of life just trying to help out others along the way. We’d love your opinions.
In conclusion, I had to double-check my thinking more than once as I wrote this post. After all, why post an article convincing readers of an organizing blog to read organizing blogs? It’s like preaching to the choir. You already know the benefits of reading this blog – that’s why you’re here, right?
In that case, this post is completely wasted. It’s wasted on the author and the writer. Unless, of course, it gets shared with others outside of our community. If this post gets shared, it invites others to share the same benefits that we have all experienced. And then, it becomes incredibly valuable!
To that end, would you consider sharing this message with your friends? A simple click of the “share” button below allows you to share this article on Facebook (or Twitter). And with each share, others will be invited along on this fantastic journey.
To further the argument, consider adding below your favorite reasons for reading Organizing Your Way (or other blogs dedicated to organizing)?
Why do you read organizing blogs — or any other blogs?
|Joshua Becker inspires and encourages others to live with less on his blog, Becoming Minimalist. He has also authored two e-books, Simplify and Inside-Out Simplicity. But more importantly, he loves his wife and two small children.|