Quite often when people find out I blog the initial response is WHY. I guess I don’t give off the stereotypical blogger vibe and in all honestly a year ago I never thought I would be blogging but here I am.
Every single blogger is unique and that has to be one of my favourtie things about reading blogs. We all have different topics and enjoy different things and that is what makes blogging so personal. Each have our own spot that truly reflects ourselves. That’s one thing I think most people don’t get. Often labelled as wanting to be the next Zoella or Lydia Millen but we DON’T. Your blog is about you and trying to be someone else is far from what it’s all about.
So my own personal corner of the internet has become my little place to rant about my life struggles. An area where I can just get things off my chest. It doesn’t really matter if anyone reads it because the reason I write is purely to benefit myself. If people read it that’s great and if people benefit from it, that’s even better. If something is bothering me I often turn it into a blog post, I may publish it or it may sit in my drafts until I get round to clearing it out.
I started blogging as something to do, I had just started Uni and I had a lot more spare time and I needed something to fill it. Nothing really ‘inspired’ me and in all honesty I was just bored. I have never been a writer and English at school was something I really struggled with but I’ve always liked to write down my feelings. Beside from my terrible writing since blogging I have really noticed the change in my writing and seen a big improvement in essay work.
FRIENDS. Once you really delve into the blogging world you realise there are so many people in it. It’s a little daunting the whole ‘internet friend’ situation but there are so many lovely people that I could genuinely chat about anything with. Last weekend I finally got to put a name to the face of quite a few blogging friends and I’m already counting down to when I can see them again.
It’s kind of a weird thing to understand, and yes I am well aware that so many people have a laugh at me, but I don’t really care. This is something for myself, if it’s bringing positivity to me, so why should I let what others think bother me.
Let me know why you started blogging?