Why blogging means so much to me.



This wonderful little post has actually been inspired by my previous post 'Eleven Things'. The eleven things was a bloggers tag where I answered some questions from a fellow blogger, two of these questions were regarding my blog. These questions really got me thinking about why I started blogging and what it means to me now 4 months on from writing my very first blog post which you can read here 'I'm new to all of this'. I'll admit I cringe a little & I come across very nervous.

I've never really been one for sharing what I have to say on the internet, not for my family and friends to read anyway so starting this blog was a huge thing. At first I was almost certain it would be something that I would keep to myself, something private that only I could read. Time went on and I knew that I wanted to write about things that could potentially help others, well these posts could only help other people if I shared them. Deciding to put my blog out there has probably helped me more than helping others, which is okay because that is equally just as important. Through blogging I have gained confidence, learnt lots of technical things that I probably couldn't even begin to explain how to do (HTML CODING DAMN YOU!!) and most importantly met and spoke to lots of lovely people. 


To me blogging gives me an outlet to express how I'm feeling. It means I can type up a whole post on how good or bad my week has been, even if people aren't that interested. Blogging gives me the opportunity to do that and I can write whatever I want. Whilst blogging is all about having freedom of speech, it also means fantastic opportunities if you work hard enough. Blogging isn't just typing a few sentences and hitting publish, its weeks of planning if not months. It's ensuring you're engaging enough so that your readers will want to come back for more. Anybody can set up a blog, but it's contentiously working hard at improving it and providing good content that makes you a blogger. 


Blogging has evolved massively in the past few years and is continuing to evolve as we speak. The popularity of having your own blog has sky rocketed and I'm proud to be part of that journey! If some of the reasons above aren't enough to make you want to start blogging I'm not sure what is. Blogging can be challenging but above all of that it is simply amazing.


What does blogging mean to you?

6 comments:

  1. Fantastic post and very true. I felt the same about my Blog and my family reading some truths about me. It is very personal and hard to publish but you make it sound great getting more confidence. I find the "behind the scenes" things very hard like you say the HTML and getting myself seen. It sure gives me a lot to think about :)

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    1. Yeah I think with talking to most bloggers, starting a blog has seemed to of given them so much confidence! Which is a great thing. HTML coding will forever be the bane of my life haha, I slowly am getting more comfortable with it :)

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  2. I love that you have shared this! I love blogging because it gives me a chance to be creative and be my own boss. Plus difficult things (like HTML) allow me to learn new skills and prove something to myself!! :) Sophie xxx
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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed my post :) yeah very similar to me then! Blogging is fantastic :) xx

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  3. I loved this post, thanks for sharing. I only started my blog a few months ago but I love it so much, I can talk openly and freely about everything I enjoy, my disability and hopefully give people hope :)

    Sarah x | sarahinwonderland.co.uk

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    1. Thank you for your lovely words :) I know blogging gives you such a sense of freedom that you don't really have via social networking sites I feel anyway x

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