Back to Blogging Day 5: Why do you blog?

The writing prompt for today for the SITS Back to Blogging challenge: write about what blogging means to you. Why do you blog? What purpose does it serve you and how have you benefited from sharing a piece of yourself online this way? By the way, this challenge was sponsored by Standards of Excellence, Westar Kitchen and Bath, and Florida Builder Appliances and by writing these posts and linking back I am entering to win a lovely washer and dryer that I don’t need, but my in-laws really could use. Ahem. So on with the post.

I love blogging because I love writing. I love reading blogs because I like reading. It is really that simple. The act of blogging can be many things: inspirational, cathartic, terrifying, freeing. It is a way to make connections and I have made some friends through blogging. And twitter. More so twitter, but there is a lot of overlap. I like the act of trying to post every day. Finding something new to say and think about. Even if the post is a bit of a cop out (writing wise) picture post, can I still find a clever title or caption. I feel like it helps me keep my brain sharp now that I am no longer working. It is my adult space.

I don’t fancy myself a writer, a comedienne or an artist. I might aspire to be those things, the same way I aspire to be a seamstress or a crafter. I have the supplies; I just need to apply myself and get to work and practice, practice, practice. But I also need inspiration. Sometimes, Spencer doesn’t do anything that interesting. Have I pigeon-holed myself? I’m not sure. My non-baby-related posts have been well received, so maybe I will flex my muscles a little bit. What I would really like is an assigned monthly topic blog hop. I think it would be tons of fun and can think of a billion topics already. Anyone interested? Let me know in the comments.

Thanks for hanging out with me with these Back to Blogging posts this week and have a great weekend.

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4 Responses to “Back to Blogging Day 5: Why do you blog?”

  1. Erin says:

    The blog hop idea sounds like a lot of fun!

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  2. Veronica says:

    Ya Im in for the monthly assigned blog hop too. Monthly is way easier to commit to.

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  3. Couldn’t agree more with your reasons for blogging, and I think the monthly blog hop sounds like fun.

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