Writing and maintaining a blog can be challenging. Some days inspiration strikes hard and there’s so much to write about. Other days, its hard to get motivated, or you just can’t think of the right topic. Too often I get distracted by the busyness of life and the blog gets forgotten. Its definitely a labour of love but I’ve really enjoyed the experience so far. Here are a few reasons I love blogging:
1. I’m an introvert.
I express myself best through writing and my writing is far more polished than my speaking. I can choose the perfect words to convey the exact meaning I’m trying to get across. I share more of myself online than in person. It may take years for me to share some really personal things with someone face-to-face. I’m far more comfortable writing about them on my blog. And connecting with people online isn’t as physically and mentally draining as in person. You get the personal connection without the crippling exhaustion.
2. Meeting awesome people.
Blogging is an amazing way to meet people from around the world. I’ve been able to connect with other introverts and HSPs which has been lovely. It really helps me realize that I’m not alone in my experiences. I’ve been so inspired by people who are going through difficult times. I’ve been encouraged by those who have gone through things I’m still dealing with. It reminds me that these things will pass. I love being able to share my thoughts with others and see what others are thinking about. And I can do so in the comfort of my own room or at work.
3. Its a cathartic experience.
When I experience something negative, discouraging, or frustrating, writing about it helps. It helps me process all the thoughts and emotions running through my mind. It also puts things into perspective. Its a non-destructive way of dealing with my negative emotions. I’ve gotten so much good advice from people who have gone through similar things. And seeing things from another’s perspective can be eye-opening and makes you consider other angles. And sometimes, just knowing someone is listening helps.
4. Its a creative outlet.
There’s something special about creating something that didn’t exist before. Writing is one way I can channel my need to be creative and my desire to make things. Writing is an amazing way to express myself. To share parts of me with the rest of the world. To talk about things that I love or experiences I’ve had.
Why do you love blogging?