About your Blog

Glorified online journals – this is how an article on Huffpost discribes blogs from a few years back. This got me thinking… why do people blog today? 

I was playing with the idea of starting my own blog for a long time before I actually went ahead and did it. One of the reasons I was having doubts was because of the millions of other blogs that were already out there. 

I was constantly concerned that my new blog would simply get lost between the millions of other good ones; that there is so much good content out there that no one would be interested in anything I have to say. 

After a few months I decided to let go of this idea and make peace with the fact that if even 10 people read a post I make and take something from it that would be satisfying enough. 

It is now a few more months later and I am beyond satisfied with the fact that I did start a blog. 

That is my story… and I always wonder about other writer’s stories. When I read through all the different posts on WordPress I wonder what motivated each person to start a blog and what the inspiration behind every post is. 

I have many different things that inspire me: 

From the ideas that pop into my head at 3am – when I know I have to be up 2 hours later – to the tiny things that catch my eye when I’m driving, then tickles my mind. 

My moods especially, the happy moments when my heart’s joy bursts into creative words; the times when I feel extreme pain and writing is my only medicine. 
I would love to know what your reason was for starting a blog, or where you get your ideas for your posts. Let me know in a comment if you feel like sharing. 

To me this is just another bit of proof that writing is magic… look how a simple idea can burst into a significant story.

What would the world be without writers?! 

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From a girl who lost her mind.

18 thoughts on “About your Blog

  1. That’s a really good question. I haven’t ever been much of a blogger in the past, but every so often I get this itch that I need to say something. It feels important and just maybe it might help one other person.

    Writing has been kind of an up and down thing for me. There have been periods where I would just give up on it. Either I believed I didn’t have anything worth saying or I didn’t feel like it was good enough. But I always find myself sitting back down at the computer typing down imaginary places and characters. I just can’t seem to help myself 😛

    And who knows, maybe writers write because it’s a way for them to connect with other people. It helps them to express their deepest fears and hidden emotions. I don’t know 🙂 I just know that for some reason I can’t stop doing it ha!

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  2. Much like you, I contemplated starting a blog for a long time – I was overly concerned with how it would be received by the masses. I still struggle form time to time with “the stats”; however, I’m learning to let that go and relish in the therapeutic aspects of consistent writing. My blog consists of numbered word challenges based on image prompts, snippets of the stories i’m currently working on, and other musings I write purely for cathartic purposes. As you mentioned, if one person reads my blog post and takes from it something that inspires them or changes their perspective for the better, then I have succeeded! Ripples in shallow water…
    Best of luck to you with your blog!!

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  3. I write because I can get my point across. I can edit what I am saying so it states what I mean. It gives me an outlet when I have nothing else. I like writing about my life and emotions because it lets people know that they aren’t the only way who feels/thinks the way they do. And when people comment on or like what I post, it lets me know that I’m not the only one.

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