I was having a discussion with a friend the other day - when I was asked
why do you blog?
It's a question I have been asked a lot - and I don't have an exact single word answer - but rather an on-going discussion of why I do.
I learn so much from the blogs I read. Creative home projects, recipes, and... lessons about life. I have quite a few blogs that I read on a daily basis where, strangely enough, I feel like I know the woman writing it.
They have made me cry, laugh out loud, and most of all relate.
And I know, I answered why I read blogs - but not why I blog.
Well, I blog because I enjoy writing. I enjoy documenting specific events. I enjoy the feedback I get from the people in this e-world who read and respond. I enjoy sharing & communicating with people outside my realm of close friends.
I know my life is nothing more magical than the average human being. I still haven't figured out why people read my blog - but all I know is when I hear from people around town, through facebook, and people I hardly know (in real life) that they read my blog... it makes me feel good. Like, 'really, you find what I write to be even the slightest bit interesting... wow!'
For the most part, my blog is positive. That's part of my nature - but also my choice. I'm a 'half-full' type of girl - and I want my blog to represent that. But when the hard times are here, it's always nice to have the comfort of the people in this blog world who always have the right words to comfort me.
I also try to be honest, with out revealing too much (it can be a scary world out there).
There are many reasons why I choose to write, respond, relate & connect with this blogging world. And I am thankful that a college friend got me started with it.
What about you?
Why do you blog?
How did you get started?