Sunday, 2 March 2014

"Why do YOU blog?"

Over the past 2 months, I've found a ton of new blogs
but lately, I've really been trying to branch out in terms of the different types of blogs I search for and read.
Since doing so, I've started to notice just how many different types of blogs AND BLOG WRITERS there are out there!

...Beauty-lovers, fashion-admirers, trend-setters, anecdote-sharers, kitchen-creators, world-travellers, adventure-seekers, daily-recorders, advice-givers, story-tellers...

People are motivated to write & share posts by lots of different things - it might depend on the content they publish or even just what they hope to achieve from blogging down the road.

All you bloggers out there have found a REASON to blog!
Something that made you start, and something that makes you keep going.
If someone asked you, what would you say?


"It's...
Cathartic
An escape
Like a diary
A free hobby
Something I can take with me anywhere
A little space of the internet all to myself
Convenient seeing as I'm on the internet a lot anyways...!"

"It helps me...
improve my writing
improve my photography skills
track my progress - goals, cooking, fitness, school, whatever I want!"

"It's somewhere I can...
give advice
make people laugh
make people think
share my experiences
share what I'm passionate about
find people with similar interests!"

Perhaps it's just somewhere you can write what you want, when you want.
Maybe it's somewhere you can truly express yourself how you'd really like to.


For everyone, I think it's a little different, but it's interesting to find out WHY your favourite bloggers really do blog, and what makes them post what they do.

From an "outsider's" perspective, I can see why it would be interesting to know why so many people do blog.
And from an "insider's" perspective, I can acknowledge each individual person's reason(s) for blogging, and can even understand why some bloggers choose to keep their blogs anonymous. (*high five!*)

Yes, potential readers might care how often you post, and your views might be higher if you post about certain topics, but, I think my point of this entire post is just
to blog if YOU want to blog, and blog about what YOU want to blog about.

If you want to blog, go for it! When that spark's gone though, that's okay too.
Whatever motivates you, keep that in mind.
:)


So,
Why do YOU blog?





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56 comments:

  1. I blog because it's my form of escape to my somewhat boring life. Xx

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    1. Aww blog's are great for escaping those everyday going-ons hey? Get to meet lots of other bloggers and find tons of blogs to read through too! :)

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  2. Very thought-provoking! Love your views on this, and how it did make me stop and think about the reasons I started blogging and continue blogging in the first place.

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    1. It's been quite interesting to think about hey! And for me it's been SUPER interesting hearing everyone else's reasons too in all of the comments here!!! :)

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  3. I blog because i'm having to much ideas and thoughts inside my head. It has to go somewhere, Blogging helped me to find people who are the same as me :) :)

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    1. It's great being able to find people with similar interests and hobbies, and who enjoy blogging about them too hey! :) It'll also be cool to look back at past posts to see those kind of ideas & thoughts as well I think!

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  4. This is such a great post! I started blogging because of all the traveling I was doing and thought it would be fun to have a place to document it . Then started posting anything I wanted!

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    1. Aww thanks Gina! Travel blogs are so interesting!! Awesome reads (& pictures)! That's one of the really nice things about blogs hey, you can change the content and theme to whatever you want, whenever you want! It's great :)

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  5. I blog because I am passionate about my subject matter - lingerie and I want to share my ideas and knowledge of the industry, brands and fit to my readers. If I could help just one person find a bra they adore, discover a new brand, understand how a bra should fit I am happy! :) My blog gives me a space for my thoughts x

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    1. That's awesome that you've found what you're passionate about writing! It's a great feeling knowing that you've helped someone out by just writing a post!! :)

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  6. Love this post - I started blogging as a distraction from doing my Masters degree dissertation, than it started about topics I was studying, through in life in a long distance relationship and then moving countries. It see continues to grow and change, in fact i'm on the edge of starting a new series about how to go around buying a house. I blog because it reflects my life and it's somewhere to write all the happenings down, and if it helps someone else along the way that might be going through the same thing, even better.

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    1. Thanks Rachael! Your blog really is a great example of a lifestyle blog - such a wide variety of topics that relate to your life, it makes for really honest and interesting posts to read! It's cool reading comments back on posts where people can relate to what you've written :) - For posts like this one, it's been great hearing what other people have to say!!

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  7. lovely post! I first started blogging to try and improve my writing. Over the years, it's become something of an online diary and I've loved becomming part of the blogging community! Thanks for sending over your link tonight :)

    Hannah xx

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    1. Thanks Hannah! Wow our initial reasons were actually really similar haha I had just graduated and wanted somewhere to continue writing and to have a place to put thoughts and ideas down :) It's been great!!

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  8. That is such a good question. Why DO I blog? I think for me, blogging is a creative outlet with a medium I soooo love. Clothes, shoes, and accessories! I also love being inspired by other bloggers style, it gets me excited to try different looks.

    Megan @ sirenjane.blogspot.com

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    1. There really are SO many great beauty and fashion blogs out there hey?! Gets you inspired to try new looks for sure! :) (And even get a bunch of different opinions on products and trends before you even try them which is an added bonus too!!)

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  9. Good question! I guess I blog 'cause I wanna share what I love and get to know other people's styles <3

    xx stephalsay.blogspot.com

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    1. So many great blogs out there to look through :) So much variety!

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  10. What a lovely post! It's great to see what made you start blogging and its a question thats always nice to hear. Sometimes we can get bogged down too easily with having to get posts out and commenting and this and that and it's nice to go back to basics and ask ourselves and each other why we blog.

    Me personally, I blog to help. I felt I had certain questions about beauty and makeup and even fashion that nobody was answering so I'd often go out and find my own answers. It got to a point where I thought, well If I'm going out getting the answers, Why don't I share them? I love writing and I love photography so It sort of went hand in hand and here we are :D
    I'm a confident plus size woman so I'm happy to step out into the limelight and do things and I can only hope to inspire and help others looking for things that I'm posting about :D x

    Lucie xx

    Fatbeautyx // Youtube

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    1. Thanks so much Lucie!! Your comment really is so, so lovely :) It's a fantastic feeling being able to help others isn't it?! It's awesome that people are able to relate to or even find help from something that someone's written!

      Empathy is such a great trait to have, so your reason for blogging is really amazing :) Keep doing what you love to do girl! The blogging community always needs bloggers that want to help and inspire other people!!

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  11. Fantastic post! Wish I could have read this before I even started my blog. I was always so hesitant to start one because I didn't know which "niche" I would fit into. I realize that I blog mostly for myself and if people like it, that makes it even better :)

    Love the second graphic, funny haha!

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    1. Thanks Melissa! There definitely are some blogs out there that are 100% in one particular niche, but I've come to find that mine isn't really haha I like just being able to post whatever's on my mind that I think would be fun to write or for people to read :) It's been nice!

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    1. Haha it's great to get things out of your head or off your chest so to speak and write out isn't it!

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  13. Hey love, just wanted to let you know that there is a glitch with your GFC and I can't follow you. I keep getting this message: "We're sorry... We were unable to handle your request. Please try again or return a bit later."

    Google is annoying sometimes, so I followed you on bloglovin instead :) Hope you're having a great Monday so far!

    xo Ana
    The Broken Stiletto

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    1. Oh, thanks Ana! And thanks for letting me know, I don't really know what's going on with GFC these days haha BL's where it's at atm for blogs ;) Maybe I'll learn a bit more about GFC down the road haha! :)

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  14. Great post I find it so interesting to see the different reason shy people blog. I think I mostly blog to keep a track on thing like clothes I've seen and liked or make up I want. Though lately I've been in 2 minds whether I should carry on blogging. I guess everyone feels like that once in a whole but I love reading other blogs and seeing the variety out there :)

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    1. Thanks Lolly! There's great variety out there hey? And so many different kinds of bloggers - in terms of themes and personalities! :) It seems to be pretty common that bloggers sometimes want or need a break from blogging - it's another nice thing about being the sole decision-maker of your own blog for sure :)! You get to call the shots ;)

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  15. great post!!!! would u like to follow each other on gfc and facebook??? I always follow back
    http://idareyoutobefashion.blogspot.ro/

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    1. Thanks girl! Glad ya stopped by! :)

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  16. For me, personally, blogging works as a detox from the everyday hustle and bustle. It helps me to relax and stay calm & focussed. I blog because it helps me to stay strong, gives me that much needed confidence and allows me to take risk & do things that I would have never done before. It makes Life a bit more adventurous.

    It's funny that I am reading this post because I will be pulsing a post where I talk about doing something outside of my com fort zone and If it wasn't for Blogging, i would have never even attempted to do anything like this before.
    xx NaajRonas Lifestyle

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    1. I've heard that a few times now, that blogging has given people added confidence! That's awesome!! I definitely think blogging has the potential to help people feel that way! :) It's great reading about other people's life experiences and read their take on different topics - Beauty, fashion, travel, hobbies, etc, etc! - you find out so many things through blogging and the blogging community!

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  17. trully love this post, I've never really thought about why I started blogging, I guess I had ideas that I wanted to share (oh, isn't that original). But you really got me thinking, really like your blog
    blogablebeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thanks so much! And haha no worries, that was one of my reasons for starting to :P it's a great place to share and find information on so many different things!! :)

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  18. Lovely post! I love finding new blogs and am amazed at so many talented bloggers. I started blogging as a hobby, but now it has become part of my job and, I love it!

    Jasmine xx
    For a Real Woman
    So easy Spanish!

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    1. Thanks Jasmine! That's cool that blogging manifested into becoming part of your job! It's great to be able to do something at work that you really love doing! :)

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  19. Interesting post and question dear. I haven't the faintest idea, lol. One day while searching for something accidentally I came across a fashion link party thingy thought hey why not and that was that. I never ever thought of blogging at all. Now it's part of my life so to say. Lovely blog here. Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Please let me know on my blog so I can follow back. Thank you.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Thanks Lenya! Haha sometimes people just stumble onto things that they end up absolutely loving, so that's awesome that that was blogging for you! :)

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  20. Great post! Why do I blog? It feels like a journal. I love looking back and see that my photography skills have improved. I want to write more, so that my writing skills will improve as well. And I really like the idea of having that little space on the internet that's mine =)

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    1. Aww thanks Aimee! Blog's are awesome journals aren't they! You can take them wherever you go (or at least where there's wi-fi hehe) but it's nice having a little piece of the web where you can post what you want! That's cool too that you even have some goals for blogging :)!

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  21. It's my virtual online diary! I feel facebook annoys me too much now and I like to tell the story behind my pictures. I also can share my life in Spain with all my British friends back in the UK. Check it out if you are looking for new reads! www.theblondeb.com x

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    1. Haha I don't use Facebook too much these days either - during Uni I did, but lately I've been really liking Twitter and blogging! :) That's awesome that you're able to share your life in another country with your hometown friends too btw!

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  22. I've only just started reading your blog and I'm already so in love! :)

    www.faithfullymarissa.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww that's so sweet of you to say Marissa!! Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

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  23. What a fun post Cachoo Joo! I blog because it's my little escape where I can be creative and free. I love that I can look back at old posts and remember specific times and memories, it's a great journal! I love that I get to meet such kind women from all other the world who share the same passion.

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    1. Online journal! That's a great reason to have a blog!! :) And, so many bloggers are so nice aren't they? Cool finding people who have similar interests and hobbies!

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  24. Great post! I blog for my love of writing - it's an outlet to share things about my life that would otherwise go uncelebrated and forgotten xx
    www.LaurasHaven.com

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    1. Blog's are great to look back on hey! Really nice to have a place to write down or even "archive" different experiences for sure! :)

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  25. Great post!
    I blog because I want to share and inspire
    I am so obsessed with fashion, and empowering others that it all spilled out of my head onto a blog

    SNJ

    www.thecrocusflowers.com

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    1. Haha that's awesome! When you find something you love or are passionate about, it makes it so much easier to write posts about those things hey! Thanks SNJ! :)

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  26. I blog because of the feeling you get pushing that 'Publish' button. I blog because I love what I blog about and I want to share that with other people. To be honest, I blog because I just love blogging!

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    1. Aww well there you go, that's awesome that you've found something you love!! :) (Hitting that "Publish" button really is great too isn't it haha ;) )

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  27. Im totally agree with you :)
    Im blogging because it makes me happy and I really like sharing with people my random thoughts :P

    vanillia96.blogspot.com

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    1. Blogs are great for posting those random posts aren't they haha nice having a place to put random pieces of writing! :)

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  28. I love this post! One of the best things about blogging is finding people who have similar interests as you, this is hard to do in real life! haha

    http://amber-allnaturallybeautiful.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Haha blogging is great for finding people with similar interests hey! And so many bloggers are so willing to talk and help answer different questions about blogging you might have too - it's really awesome! :)

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