Blogging – Why do I do it?
Honestly, it’s purely selfish. Drawing attention to myself is WAY out of my comfort zone so it is not at all about notoriety. The perfectionist in me cringes each time I press the ‘Publish’ tab knowing I am about to open myself up to judgment from others for every grammar mistake or my own poorly expressed views. Nope, I blog for these reasons:
- I need the support network.
- I need to work through and clarify the thoughts that keep me up at night.
- I want the experience. I’ve always enjoyed writing and think I might like to write a book someday.
Blogging has been therapeutic for me. Each time I’ve rekindled this blog is when I’ve been transitioning through a major life change. This time is no different in that my husband and I have just moved to New England in the second year of a major pandemic. Meeting people is difficult and it is about to get really cold; something I’ve not experienced for any length of time living in Texas for my entire life. This time around, I want blogging to stick so I’ve signed up for the Word Press blogging courses and established these three concrete goals as part of my lesson:
- I will publish one post per week (without devoting extra time to correcting verb tenses)
- I will engage with at least 3 other bloggers each week
- I will have 50 active followers by the end of January.
If you are reading this now, thank you for helping me to reach my goals. 🙂