I have always loved to delve deeper into why people started their blogs and read a bit about their journeys. Since I have gotten a lot of questions about why I started a blog, here goes!
The short answer is I was reading a lot of blogs, and in 2009 most blogs were “here’s what I did this weekend” and “here’s some random stuff on my mind”. So I figured my life wasn’t any different then the girls blogs I was reading, so I should start one.
Truthfully, I did not think it would last very long. I gave myself a month before I forgot about it. I had started blogs before and never kept up with it.
Well in December of 2009 it was different I guess. I really loved reading blogs, and once I started mine I found out how much fun it was. It was really different then. It was a lot of finding blogs from commenting on other blogs. It was a lot of linkups, a lot of Twitter, and no Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or Pinterest. Sure Facebook was around, but not for blogging. Just for you know stalking random people from your past! HA!
One of the reasons I started blogging was just to share my life. I had no idea that sharing my day to day life would interest anyone. I also had no idea how much I would love sharing my life and reading about other people’s lives. One reason I continue is that I love connecting with people, and this is a great way to do that.
I met the most amazing people in my first year of blogging. These are people I still talk to all the time, and are huge parts of my life. I for sure think these days in blogging it’s just as easy to make friends, but I am for sure more closed off than I was. One reason I continue to blog is that I have met the most amazing people through my journey.
Blogging was not about making money in 2009. I’m sure there were people doing it, but it was very few and far between. Now making money on your blog is just part of it. I do not blog because of sponsored posts or money. It is a great bonus, and I am very blessed that it has been my full time job for over two years, but it’s not why I do it.
Another reason as to why I started a blog is that having a creative outlet is something that is very important to me. Some people draw or paint, some people play music. I am not very musical or artistic, but I love to blog. I love to share my feelings and my life. One reason I continue to blog is that it has allowed me to continue to be creative. During times that I could not be creative in other areas of my life, like grad school, I had this blog.
There are a lot of reasons as to why I started a blog, and it’s really easy to start one. Continuing to blog is where the challenge lies. I would be lying if I said there haven’t been days I wanted to close my laptop and move onto something else, but everyday I love what I do and that’s what brings me back.
I would love to know why you started you blog. Let me know in the comments!