By Muhammed Abdullahi Tosin
Blogging can be a convenient way to be socially productive and earn rewards in the process.
1. Helping People with your Knowledge
Blogging is essentially about teaching. You will be able to share with your readers what you know, what you believe and what you are continuously learning. Just look closely at yourself and notice things you’re passionate about and for which you receive commendations. This should give you an idea of the areas you can help others with.
You can help someone become an A-student, learn a craft, form better habits, find happiness, stop substance abuse, be a mommy-blogger; you can even save a marriage if Allah wills. Just do it with the right intentions and you will be rewarded.
2. Ending or Alleviating Social Ills
When you blog, you build an audience and then you can hopefully inspire them to act.
With that authority comes great responsibility and an opportunity for social productivity.
With it, you can raise awareness to causes that affect Muslims and non-Muslims in your community or country. You can expose social ills and make helpful recommendations to correct them.
“You are the best nation produced [as an example] for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah.” [Qur’an: Chapter 3, Verse 110]
3. Gathering Support for Good Causes
With blogging, you can even go further in the field of social productivity by raising funds for less fortunate Muslims or communities.
Helpful Tips to Get You Started
1- Begin with good intentions
2- Start a free blog
3- Choose a niche (your focus/ subject)
4- Give your best
5- Stay committed