The month of November seems to be dedicated to many great things. While some are a little facial hair impaired (Still support Movember, just with less of a stache) there are two "events" that I like to take part in. These events are NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month). While these two may not seem like they really are up your alley, I suggest you at least give the later a shot and here's why I think you should.
Chances are, no matter who you are, there is a topic out there that you are passionate about. It doesn't really matter what it is, from politics to poultry, technology to toddlers, there is something you know, grasp and understand better than others you know. You probably don't realize it either, but there are countless numbers of people out there who could benefit from what you have to say.
The Internet has brought us into a new age where we no longer have to rely on getting our information from one or two key sources. You can find out almost anything you need to know from anyone.
Why would I wait for the short technology column to appear in my local newspaper to find out the latest technology news when I can check out one of the amazing tech blogs on the Net and get that information instantly? It doesn't just have to stop with technology as the Internet provides us with a forum where you can speak about anything.
Take your passion and just write down a few words about it. What is something you really care about? Or what is something that really upsets you? I can guarantee you that you won't be alone. There are people out there who can benefit from your expertise or opinion on a subject and you may never have known unless you try.
Many people think that if you aren't naturally a writer that you won't be able to successfully blog, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Sure being able to spell and use grammar is a plus, but if you have passion behind your words, people will often overlook some errors (excepting mixing up there, their and they're - the Internet will stone you for that).
You may not even like blogging, and that okay, at least you tried. You may have no desire to blog, and that's okay too, no one is forcing you. But if you've ever thought about starting a blog or if there's something you think people should be able to see, just go for it. No one will hold it against you for trying.
The best part is that you can make a difference. Even if you just get 1 or 2 views, those are still 1 or 2 people that have gained something, and you gave that to them.
If you're interested make sure you check out Wordpress.com. It's a great (and free) place to start. Or check out any of the other options out there, just get writing!