Blogging is one of my favourite things to do. Why would I ever want to neglect something I enjoy doing? It doesn’t harm anyone, it is therapeutic for me, and writing is something which I will always to do.
My boyfriend said to me:
When you start your new job tomorrow, don’t stop blogging, because it’s you.
This led me to think about why I blog. The reasons are below and there are probably many more.
I’m a person who likes to share my thoughts
I’ve enjoyed writing since the story writing days at primary school. As soon as I put a pen to paper, well pencil at first, I wanted to be a neat hand writer. And I wanted to tell an interesting story.
Back in nursery, I enjoyed being creative with paintings of The Three Little Pigs and Biff, Chip and Kipper. I have never mastered drawing. Who knows how I got a merit in my Art diploma at high school?
Book reviews were very enjoyable for me in school – books by Jacqueline Wilson like the Suitcase Kid and Double Act were my favourite. I always enjoyed writing about characters’ personalities.
I’m amazed by many things
It wasn’t until last year when I thought, why not right about my life and personality?
Films aren’t always real, nor are soap operas on television. But there is an element of reality. There can be a dramatic effect but it’s for our satisfaction as an audience.
With writing, I aim to share my thoughts, experiences, and perception on life. Most of all, to convey a message that we’re all human. We all live in the same world as I’ve said before. And I hope my blog is a place where you can read about a bit of everything. It focuses on everyday life with a mission to inspire at least one person with each blog post.
Writing in high school
I remember when there were times I had to write about an occasion in high school for creative writing projects. There was one significant story I wrote about – a child being brought into the world. The event was a christening. My English teacher wrote a lengthy comment on my work how I made her feel like I was there.
The truth is, I was there. And at the moments where I wasn’t, I tried my hardest to imagine how it would feel.
i also wrote a speech for both my granny (when I was seven-years-old) and grandad’s (when I was thirteen-years-old) funerals.
I have always been nervous delivering presentations throughout high school, college, and university. I never quite mastered my confidence with speaking in front of a large group of people. I’d be the person who researched and told everyone to be punctual.
I enjoy reading about other people’s stories – success stories, emotional breakthroughs, overcoming challenges – I enjoy reading them all. Since blogging, I’ve been more intrigued to read about other people’s stories. How did they get where they are today? I wonder what hobbies they like. Blogging is a community after all so it’s great to share our journeys and grow together within that same community.
Blogging helps you to explore inspiration and ideas
Sometimes, you think that you are writing paragraphs which sound like nonsense. When in fact, there’s somebody out there who is or has been in your shoes. What’s more, blogging is the reason I feel the need to read more. I find it very meaningful. It helps me to broaden perceptions and travel on a horizon of different thoughts.
It is particularly motivating when somebody has the strength to write about their biggest battle. Most have been too frightened to share it before now. But the blogging community is strong and supports other bloggers.
You see a lot of, How to… posts from bloggers. The advice and tips you receive can be great. But sometimes, blogging can be about doing it your own way. You don’t have to be a professional writer. There is no limit to how long your posts have to be. Anyone can tell a story. The gift of writing is something that puts you in the moment. Words can be so powerful.
It feels good when someone shares or comments on my posts. .
Blogging helps to develop a greater understanding
To be noticed in today’s society can be difficult. I’ve learnt to stand on my own two feet and to put myself out there. I wish I would have had a stronger perspective of this when I studied at university. But the main thing is that I made it to where I am today.
If I didn’t share my experiences and thoughts through blogging, I don’t think people would have understood my journey as much. Some people aren’t aware of how much of a deep thinker I am. Nor have they heard about different things I’ve seen and done. Blogging has become a huge part of me always helping to express myself.
We all start somewhere. It doesn’t matter how long it takes you to get where you want to be.