Why did I start blogging?
Weelll, in high school I had a livejournal. Remember that?? I would write thoughts that to me were SO deep and through provoking.
Actually they weren't.
It was me passively trying to break up with my boyfriend (that was so terrible, i can't believe I did that) or being all moody and angsty about basic high school issues like heart break, friends, drama, you know.
I got back to blogging in college with some friends through Xanga. Same song different tune. I was writing about what I thought was this deep, thought provoking stuff, a lot of it about faith and choices. I was going through a lot my sophomore year of college and it was a great outlet for me. Not as embarassing as high school but still pretty uncomfortable.
I've thought about blogging on and off for a really long time, and always have tons of ideas, because I always think my life is so interesting that I need to share tons of it with the world. In grad school my friend and I wanted to start a Maybe that's narcissistic but whatevs I love writing it and I love sharing it! I love reading about other people's lives so clearly it's just because it's our nature to be interested in the human process!
I started my blog officially last summer. I started it under another blog name that I've now changed to this. I actually started the blog to keep our friends and family updated on our lives. Steve and I moved to Georgia in July of 2011. When I graduated from grad school I searched everywhere for a job and I loved the opportunity I had here. We both moved here while most of our family is in Ohio and Pennsylvania. I wanted to be able to update them on what was going on. I also love to write. I was an English major in college and while this dream would never come true, if I could have one thing in life magically happen, I would write for SNL or be a writer on a TV show. So now the blog is kind of a modgepodge of life events and fun topics.
Why do I keep doing it?
I keep blogging because I love it. It's a great way to look back on moments in my life. There aer some life events, like my wedding, that I wish I had been blogging through to have a documentation of that process. I am really excited to blog about future life events, though. I know one day I'll blog about buying a house (if I ever feel adult enough to do so), when we buy a dog, or having a child, and so much more. I'll have all of that written down. My friends and family from college read it, and it gives us a way to connect in life when we can't always call each other.
I also love connecting with other bloggers. I think it's hard to navigate at first but I've found some other bloggers that share a lot of things about life with me. We get to know each other a little bit through reading posts, we encourage each other, and I hope I get to know some of these great bloggers even more.
When I don't blog after a while, I don't feel complete. This is how I know I should keep blogging. While I may not update as often as I like, I know that I always try to contribute often and try to give all my readers the best experience I can.
I hope this link-up gave you some insight into why I blog and I hope you keep stopping by!