Why I think every one of you is awesome.

So I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to blog about this week. There’s so much going on right now, I can barely get my head straight. I couldn’t come up with a subject – and that led me down the pathway of wondering why I even bother with this old blog at all.

What do I have to say that is of interest to anyone?

When I think about it – what do I usually ramble about? I don’t have a niche, I don’t have a target audience, I don’t make any effort to be informative, or educational, or entertaining. Really, I just blog about whatever thought is in my head at this time.

Like this!

So I went back to the start, to see why I set up this blog – and you know what? I didn’t know what I wanted to blog about then either.

What I said then, and what is true now, is I blog because I want to get my thoughts out, and writing them down gives me some order in the chaos.

I blog because I want to practice.

I blog because I love the blogging community I have met while doing so.

And all that is true still today. I might not post as often but I still like to clear the cobwebs out.  I never set up my home here in my little den of the blogosphere in order to build a massive following, or even expected a small one.

I’m grateful to every single person who stops to read, and love those who comment. In fact, those readers are more important, because you found your way here and stopped along the way through, I assume, interest, not because I actively went to target and entice you in with a planned sales and marketing strategy.

How much more awesome is that!

I’m curious to know – why do you blog? Are the reasons you started different to those that you have now?

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Why I think every one of you is awesome. — 15 Comments

  1. I’m glad you still have this place to write in, and to organise your thoughts. I like getting to nosey in every now and again and see what’s been going on with you. I enjoy your wonderings and I appreciate your perspective.

    Most of all I like that you’re a friend, not just a blogger, any more 🙂

    And I write for many of the same reasons…but I’ve got busier lately so I write less often 🙁
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    • I had noticed you had not written as much lately. I’m glad you are busier though – so tell us more about what you’ve been up to. I want to know everything.

      And I really love having gotten to know you as a friend too, even if I don’t stop in as much. x

  2. I think the only reason I haven’t given up completely on blogging is because I’ve had the chance to talk to so many wonderful people through this little hobby. It’s also really opened my eyes to how we are all so unique but have similar dreams and worries. I like to think that it’s made me at least a little bit better than I was before.

  3. I didn’t know exactly why I started blogging, either–it just felt like the thing to do. I use my blog to help me remember to be thankful in all things. I also use my blog to record memories and thoughts that I hope my children/grandchildren might enjoy reading. Finally, for anyone who stumbles across the blog (and I am amazed and delighted by the friendships that have developed through blogging!), I want my blog to be a positive, uplifting, encouraging place.

    • I think a lot of us realise that our kids will be able to find out more about us through our blogs, than they possibly would ever have known before. With video and pictures and everything online, they can see everything we said and thought. I guess its a good reason to be careful what you put on FB.

  4. I think I started blogging out of frustration – you know, the cheaper than therapy reason? My Husband had just lost his job and I was desperately wanting to make a change, but ended up stuck in mine because we needed a solid income and benefits until he got settled again. I think I needed the creative outlet.
    I think that has changed over the last couple of years – I write much less about getting through the challenges of re-starting careers and dealing with the blows life dealt and more about living deliberately and fully.
    I love the connections I’ve made and the community is the huge thing for me. Practice? Yes, I guess so. And blogging has prompted me to try new things in my writing.

  5. I started the blog as a journal for my kids. I used to have individual journals I wrote in, but as more kids came along, I just didn’t have the time to write that many. I didn’t tell anyone about the blog for over a year. Then, in a fit of desperation to get my dad off my back for not being on Facebook, I told him. That one confession led to just about everyone knowing about the blog.
    I have continued writing over the years because it has been fun. I like coming up with ways to tell stories. I love meeting people through mine and their blogs. I don’t get much time to blog anymore, and topics are running dry. It’s much easier to write about things when kids are young. Writing about teens is way trickier. I can’t quit writing, though. My dad would hurt me if I did. 😉
    Glad to see you joining with us again!

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