SITS Back to Blogging Challenge - Day 5 - Why I Blog

Friday, September 17, 2010
Today's challenge is to answer the question,  "Why do I blog?"

I can remember the first time I hit the "Publish" button. I was both nervous and excited and filled with anticipation. Would anyone come? Would they stay to read once they did? Would it matter to me?

I started my blog as a means of keeping faraway family and friends in the loop of our daily lives. I couldn't keep sending emails with 40 pictures attached to each message. Not only was it time consuming, but it was also ineffective. There was no possible way that the recipients were opening every picture.

As a result, a blog was born!

I studied Literature/English in college. Reading and writing are in my blood. They are my true passions. What better way to use my skills than to start a blog? I have always loved to write, but only from a purely creative perspective. A journalist I am not. Ask me to research and write about it, and I'm likely to refuse you. Ask me to write about my experiences, and I'm likely to hug you.

I never imagined that writing my blog would lead to fulfilling friendships and networking opportunities. I am completely surprised by the quality of people I have met through blogging. I have met so many talented women, creative women, inspiring women.

Blogging has also led to other writing opportunities for me. I'd never consider my blog to be a waste of my time.

One of the biggest benefits to blogging so far? All the old posts! Sometimes I'll take an hour or two to read through old posts. So often I had forgotten about something we did, a movie we saw, a relative who visited. It's always nice to be reminded.

Thanks to SITS and the generous sponsors of this blogging challenge, Standards of Excellence, Westar Kitchen and Bath, and Florida Builder Appliances.

1 comment

Karen M. Peterson said...

I was kind of nervous when I first started my blog, too. But it's because I knew no one would read it. I was pretty shocked when they DID.

I agree with you about the old posts, too. It's so fun to go back and check out forgotten trips or funny stories.