Why I Blog

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Lately I feel like my blogging mojo have reached a new high, and I love it. It has led me to reflect on what exactly it is I love about blogging.

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!

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  1. I love your enthusiasm! As someone who is just starting off in the blogging world it’s awesome to see other people excited and loving what they’re doing 🙂
    ps I love your photos- what kind of camera do you have?

    1. says: Anne

      Thanks! There’s ups and downs, but I do really enjoy this hobby. I had a look at your blog, and I think you’re off to a great start! Your theme is really cute 🙂
      My camera is a Nikon D3200, but a lot of my pictures are just taken with my iPhone 4s 🙂

  2. says: Miranda

    Anne – wonderful post. I totally agree that blogging is a great creative outlet. When I’m stressed or feeling down I work on my blog and feel much better afterwords. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing your story 🙂

  3. says: Nadia

    That is such a great post, Anne! 🙂 I completely agree that information is there but hey, there is a personality behind every blog. And it’s so nice when you actually get a feel of what the person behind it is like 🙂 Blogging for me is also therapeutic + it’s amazing to connect with like-minded people <3
    xox Nadia

  4. says: Rebecca

    A lovely post. Writing is like therapy to me too, the community is just so lovely.
    Just followed you on Bloglovin! 🙂
    Becky xxx

  5. Nicely said, Anne. I blog because I like to express my creativity and interests, whilst connecting with people who are interested in the same thing! I’ve also found it to be an immensely positive and uplifting community – whenever I’ve gone through negative periods people I’ve met through blogging have helped me through and been supportive. I’m also constantly inspired by bloggers – it’s such a personal and creative thing to do and I love that.

    Erin | beingerin.com

    1. says: Anne

      That is so true. I experience nothing but love and support when I write about difficult personal things. And that’s the beauty of the blogging community. I’m really happy you’re experiencing the same xx

  6. I love blogging for a lot of the same reasons. I write for my full time job, this my blog allows me to write from my own tone of voice and about what I love. The community is also so incredible. I met some of my best friends through blogging.

    1. says: Anne

      The community is amazing! For a long time I was only reading a couple of blogs and never commented on anything. It’s become so much more fun when I started making a friends with other bloggers!
      Thanks for stopping by Nicole 🙂

  7. Lovely post.
    My friends dont ‘get me’… being in my 40’s I think they feel I’m playing at it? I’m not. I love writing, connecting with people and photography. Receiving comments always makes me smile ( we don’t get many so it’s all the more special) I think we inspire each other and I love that, Tracey x.

    1. says: Anne

      Yeah there’s definitely a lot of misconceptions about what blogging actually is – but as long as you’re enjoying it, that’s all that matters! Keep it up xx

  8. says: Fed

    That’s very encouraging 🙂 I’m new to the blogging scene but it seems really cool to me. Still trying to get a handle on things.

  9. I love writing and sharing. I blog because it allows me to learn, teach, write and help all in one-now I just need to master photography, which I love but am not that great at. I love that so far, I never stopped learning.
    Thank you for sharing, love this post as always.

  10. Well said! I do recognize the idea of writing being a kind of therapy. It helps to get your mind in order sort of speak. Same for me 🙂 I usually have so many idea’s or information in my head that it’s nice to write them all down. Feels like a big clean up. But for me..since I don’t blog about personal things but news related topics.. it’s also about sharing positive news. I like to think that I contribute at least a little bit to enabling people to see news related topics from several perspectives.

    1. says: Anne

      Exactly! Even when writing about non-personal things if you focus on the positive, I think that can have a positive effect on your mind; as if you’re training your mind to focus on the positive 🙂

    1. says: Anne

      Haha yes it can be quite therapeutic in some way to dump all your thoughts onto the screen when there’s too many thought in your head 😀
      Thanks for dropping by Tania x