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{April 16, 2013}   Why do you blog?

This was the question asked today on WordPress’ Daily Prompt or Post, rather. I’ve actually referenced this question in many different ways throughout the years I’ve done my blog. It’s a frequent question people ask and in fact, that I ask myself. There are many reasons why I blog so…I’m going to make a little list. 🙂

1. Blogging is Therapeutic! It helps to alleviate stress, get it all out of my head and onto virtual paper. My blog is like a journal but visible to the public.

2. I love to blog because I love to write. It’s really that simple. I can’t imagine blogging as often as I do without having a genuine love for it. As much as reading is a fond hobby of mine, blogging has also become one.

3. The more I blog, the better I feel I get at it. Practice makes perfect, right? And though I don’t believe perfection truly exists, I do think that the more you do something, the better skilled you get at it.

4. I blog to feel connected. I have met some great people through blogging that I probably wouldn’t have otherwise met. It’s awesome to meet people that can relate to what you blog about or just loving to write, in general. Blogging has opened me up to new people, new outlooks and new experiences that are truly worth a million bucks!

5. Blogging, if done regularly, instills routine. As much as I love to write, there are days when I don’t feel like it. I’ve learned that I’m not alone in this feeling but I’ve also learned through making it in 2011 through posting daily, that not only does blogging regularly make you feel this great sense of accomplishment, but it also makes writing a well established habit. I have gotten to a point where if I do a post ahead of time so I don’t HAVE one to post that day, I feel like there’s something missing out of my day! This being my 2nd time around posting daily, it IS easier because blogging HAS become more of a habit for me but there’s always a piece of me that gets lazy at times.

And this is where I will leave off, although I’m sure I could go on and on about reasons why I blog. Are there any reasons why YOU blog that I might have missed? Do you agree with my reasons?


knotrune says:

Mostly number 4. That’s what keeps me from scrapping my blog when I’m feeling discouraged. I have a private journal for number 1 – most of what I write in that would be very tedious reading so I keep it off my blog 🙂 and that’s just the boring stuff, not to mention the whining and grumbling! Not that I mind reading other people’s grumbling, maybe I am mistaken to think that mine is so much worse. I can’t seem to manage number 5 at all. When I tried every day it got too much but any less and I lost track of how long it had been since my last post and what felt like a week turned out to be three months… But maybe I will get better, I’ve done quite well the last couple of weeks!

And thanks for the inspiring blogger award 🙂 I was very touched as I don’t feel inspiring most of the time. I will get to it, but I am still considering which blogs to nominate and I’m doing that 30 day challenge at the moment. But I wanted to say thanks 🙂

Sometimes I feel my rants are boring for others, but I have discovered that it not only helps me but others can often relate and they appreciate finding that connection with someone else out there. 🙂
Posting everyday is definitely hard, but at least for me, it’s been worth it! 🙂
You are very welcome for the award! You deserve it and good luck with your 30 day challenge!

You pretty much covered all of my reasons 🙂

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