It might be hard to get for an outsider. Being “a blogger” has a negative connotation in some circles. Why, I don’t understand. Yes, not every single blog out there is interesting. But there are billions of blogs, of course the quality is going to vary! The same goes for newspapers, magazines etc. Which blogs are not that different from.
However, there is one important difference: Personality. Rather than just connecting with information, you’re getting a personal story. And that builds a community.
I don’t know where I would be if I hadn’t discovered the supportive online community. Especially when it comes to mental health. I now know that I’m not alone. Even though it’s hard, I know it’s okay to talk about the bad things. That’s part of the beauty of online communities – you can always find somebody with the same interests or struggles as you.
Writing is therapy to me. I do go to actual therapy with a professional, but writing helps me process the conversations, and it helps me find out who I am, at a time where I feel lost.
Explaining my situation and feelings brings a new perspective and a clarity I did not have before – the posts are not always published, but they still help me.
Blogging is my creative outlet. I used to draw a lot when I was younger. Then I sew clothes. Then sport took over my life for a while, but now I’m back to being creative – writing and photography is currently my favorite way to do that.
I started blogging because I felt like I had no one to go to with my thoughts. Through blogging I discovered that I was not alone. And I am forever thankful of this supporting community.
Why do you blog? Or why do you read blogs? Let me know in the comments!