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Monday, 17 September 2012

Why I Blog?

This is a question I ask myself every so often, along with, what is my blog about and does anyone actually read it? I find myself sometimes asking the silliest things and caring too much about opinions and numbers rather than the sole reason I started blogging. Reading The Sunday Girl's blog post about why she blogs got me thinking about it again and for most of yesterday when I was online reading blogs, commenting and generally catching up and being jealous with those who attended London Fashion Week. SO Jealous.

The Sunday Girl's blog post really enlightened me as to why I do blog and why I do sometimes care a little too much about the opinions and numbers, and how I get excited and get my kicks from blogging. Seriously, you have to read it, it really makes you think about you and your blog, and after reading it, I really felt like she inspired me to write a post about why I blog, what makes me keep calm and carry on blogging, etc.

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I started first blogging when I was inspired by a cute little blog I wish was still going called The Notebook Doodles; where an anonymous blogger posted her cute iPhone pictures on a weekly basis and her uber-cute doodles, mostly quotes which is where I think finding this blog generated from but I can never quite remember how. I really loved her blog and was inspired to start writing my own blog, because I needed something better to do than facebook stalk and tweet 1,000 times a day, and write about whatever I felt like writing about at that moment.

I've posted everything from posts about life lessons to purchases and wishlists upon wishlists. Until recently I have attempted to have a little more structure and relativity to my blog. I'm not too sure this is the right thing because your blog is what you make it, and not something that should be slotted into topics. I'd like to say I have something for everyone to read but the correctness of that statement is up to my readers.
The reason I blog now is because I found a love for blogging and I like that I have a little spot on the internet that's mine, for practising my writing, and sharing things with others who enjoy the same things. I'm always a bit sceptical about whether people read what I write on my blog or just look at the pictures, because I know on a tired lazy day, I'm less of a reader and commenter and more of a viewer of the inspiring visual aids and beautiful photography in a blog post. On a day like this, I am a reader of every word and I like to express my opinions by commenting and it makes me feel good to comment and let that blogger know I've read their words and enjoyed their post, because I want that back whether it be from that same blogger or another.

In retrospect, I like to say I get my blog kicks from knowing that someone has read my blog, and commented in the same way I comment on others. I like to see that someone is interested in my blog and therefore follows. I like to see that someone enjoys what I write, or likes what I've posted, every possible positive aspect of blogging. And I'm sure many of you get those same kicks too. And I'm sure many of you get kicks by just writing a post too. I love writing my posts. Every one. Who knew that I'd enjoy blogging this much still 2 years on.

Everyone starts off blogging with no clue, and I think I probably have only started to get the clue about a year ago or so. I'd actually say I've only got half the clue sussed, but I'm sure I'll get to grips with organisation and being a great blogger soon. What that is, I'm not too sure but I love blogging, and I carry on blogging as long as I enjoy it. The day it becomes a chore will probably be the day What I Say ends it's days, but that's not to come for a long time!

Why do you blog and do you agree with any of the points I made here today? :) Please share!

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  1. A really lovely read and I'm glad someone else sat down and shared why they began blogging and why they still do so :)

    1. Thanks! :) I thought it would be nice and of course link back to you XO

  2. A great read! I feel exactly the same as you :) it's so nice to know people enjoy reading what I have to say!! Xx.

    1. Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it! It is the best feeling :) XO

  3. Lovely post! I've only just recently started blogging and I blog because I want to share my knowledge about make-up. Knowing that someone has enjoyed my blog is a real stimulant too! Keep at it!:) x

    1. It is a great thing to know and it's a definite motivator! Thanks for reading :) XO