Yesterday, I received a notification that I’ve hit 200 likes on this blog. That’s amazing to me! I never would have thought I’d make it this far, and yet here I still am: blogging. Over 70 followers as well, and it gives me even more incentive to write.
I don’t write necessarily to get all the likes or the views, I write because I actually enjoy writing. And it’s become my own personal creative therapy by using this blog as a way to express myself and vent and just talk about anything.
My favorite things about blogging are mainly the ability to write about anything and to express myself in my own manner. I give myself challenges, but I can write them however I want to with no pressure that I’m doing something wrong. You can’t mess it up, it’s your own words.
The other thing I love is connecting with people through the comments, and discovering other blogs! I wish I had the time to sit and read through more than I do, but I could be here all day if I did that. Anymore, I wake up in the morning and the first thing I want to do is write. I got mad the other day for not having enough time to write everything and finish my post before having to head to work. I’d be so happy if I could just blog all the time and write.
There are people who get paid to blog, maybe that can be a goal of mine someday if I can continue this. Blogging is something that once you set your mind to it, you can do it. I’ve felt so much better about myself since I started blogging. Sure, I haven’t quite hit all of my personal goals, but it reminds me that I need to keep trying!
So for anyone who has just started off blogging – don’t stop! Keep moving. Who cares about the traffic your blog may or may not be getting? Blogging is good for the reader, but it’s your blog, your thoughts; it’s you. Don’t be afraid of what you may or not receive critically, you can be whoever online. Just let yourself be who you are and write. Get your thoughts out. I use blogging as a way to improve my writing – let that be another motive!
If I compared my original posts on this blog, to the posts I’m writing now – there is quite a difference in style. I’ve developed my own writing style over the years, and I’m still working on it. Maybe you’re not where you would like to be, but that doesn’t mean you stop. I don’t bother with second drafts unless it’s something I’m delicate with or researching about. If it’s my thoughts, what you see is what you get. It’s all a rough draft, and I just let my thoughts flow and I go with it.