Blogging

Why I Blog

Some people blog for the wrong reasons. I like to think I’m blogging for the right reasons.

It’s not about the numbers. It shouldn’t be. But having followers is nice. Reading comments is fun.

When I first started my blog in 2013, I got so much joy out of writing. Creating. Making something from nothing.

For a time, I stopped enjoying the creative process as much as I once did because I was focused on the wrong things. But the bliss I felt when I first started blogging keeps me going. So I’ll keep trying to have fun as I write and edit.

Everything else is secondary to me. The views, the followers. Fame. Fortune.

I didn’t start this blog with the goal of turning it into a business. In many ways, I initially wanted blogging to remain a hobby, a passion. At least I want to blog for myself. Writing blog posts for others is a different story.

I hope I never forget the happiness I felt when I began in high school. How excited I was at the end of the day while brushing my teeth.

Four years ago, I made a decision to start a blog. And almost every day I’ve decided to stick with it. I want to see where this journey will take me. I’ve already seen and done more than I ever expected to back in April of 2013.

I don’t regret starting a blog. It’s one of the best things I’ve done in my twenty years of living.

I’ll continue to do my best to not regret, to live my life without regrets.

I haven’t always been where I am today. I went many years without a blog. But now it’s such a big part of my life. I don’t know what I’d do if I didn’t or couldn’t blog.

I have no idea what to expect from this coming school year. But I have a feeling blogging will be a constant. This blog has been a rock for me. It’s been a lighthouse. Everything I asked for and more.

Whatever happens, wherever I go, I’ll likely write a blog post about it.

What else would I do? Take a picture and post it on social media? Please. That’s just not me.

6 thoughts on “Why I Blog

  1. That’s a lovely sentiment and I think you’re right – it’s so important to remember why you got into it in the first place. I blog because I enjoy the creative process (although I’m not going to lie, good numbers make me happy too 😂) and I think a blog done for business purposes purely are never a good as those that show the love.

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    1. Mhm, agreed. I think the more I focused on the numbers, the less I enjoyed the creative process. But the joy of writing and editing was why I started blogging to begin with. Haha, the numbers are nice. For sure. It’s easy to discern genuine passion for what one is doing.

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  2. Wow, we’ve known each other for a long time… But yeah, I agree with you. You have to blog for yourself and because you have a true passion for it. That’s what really stands out to the readers.

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