Many people blog for many different reasons. I have several, but I thought I would talk about my favourite reason today.
Initially, I did not really believe in the concept of blogging. In fact, I have always detested the idea of living through technology. Take Facebook, for example. Do I care that you had a burrito for dinner, or you are tired today? NO! And as for those other people that are constantly on Facebook so concerned about status updates and such…well, my attitude was, quit reading about other people’s lives and go live your own! LOL
So why is blogging different? Because it is more than social media. It requires thought and planning. It’s a conversation you have with other people you may never have met, but who share similar problems or achievements as you. You talk and you listen. You realize there are others out there like you, and that not every one lives like they do on television.
The number one reason I like blogging is it makes me go out and live my life. Otherwise, I’d have nothing to write about!
Outwardly, I am a confident person, but inside I am very much a slave to routines and find comfort in remaining within the status quo. However, with a push I will always take that leap into new territory, and I am usually glad I did.
For example, taking all three kids out by myself was a very scary proposition for me. What if the babies get fussy? What of Sawyer has to go pee? What if….?
But, I actually found some comfort in knowing that good or bad, I could blog about the experience. This meant I could share with others what I had learned and hopefully help someone in a similar situation to mine, or at least we could laugh at our failures opportunities for improvement together.
And it is amazing what a little motivation can do. Taking the girls to the doctor’s office myself. Check. Driving down to visit the in laws. Check. Trying the new recipe for dinner. Check. Going to Walmart with all three kids BY MYSELF. Check.
Reading about other people’s lives can also be so motivating. When I was pregnant, I was worried about having twins, and three under three. But, after reading several blogs by moms in my situation I started to realize if they can do it, then so can I.
There are a lot of other things I like about blogging, I get to express my opinions, it is a hobby, it gives me a record of my life so I can look back on it, I love that I get to help other people… But the main thing is, I get to live life to the fullest, and so far I am enjoying every minute of it!
So, let’s hear it. What is your favourite thing about being a blogger? Is it something you expected, or was it a complete surprise?