This past year, blogging has been one of my favourite hobbies. It’s given me inspiration to be productive even when I didn’t feel up to it. I’ve been really proud of what I have achieved so far on this blog. I don’t really have milestones I want to reach per se, but I just want blogging to continue to be something I love and a way I can be creative.
Today I wanted to write a blog post on why exactly I love blogging. If you’re maybe feeling a little bit down or are lacking motivation to keep going with your blog, I hope this might cheer you on. If you’re thinking about starting a blog, I hope this will be the push you need.
I love to write
I’ve kept a diary for the past five years that I write in every day. I have notebook upon notebook full of ideas and random pieces of writing from myself. The notes section in my phone is also full of thoughts I have when out walking or on the train.
This blog gives me the opportuntiy to share my writing and my ideas and opinions with other people. I do wish I had more courage to share my more personal writing pieces, but for now I’m happy to just share any of my writing!
It feels like a safety net
I feel like, for all of us, life can get quite hectic. Whether that’s with work, your personal life or your social life. For me, blogging is a constant in my life. It’s always there and I know that I can always turn to it when I’m feeling overwhelmed; to write my thoughts down, or just as a means to relax. Though life has its ups and downs, I feel like my blog is always there as an anchor and a place to channel my thoughts and feelings.
It inspires me
When I read other people’s blogs, I feel inspired. Whether that be because your writing is so amazing and lovely, your blog post ideas are so creative and original, or you’ve read some great books, blogging inspires me in every way. I love getting recommendations from you all! That inspiration makes me want to blog even more.
I love the community
I love the blogging community, especially the book community. It feels like such a safe and fun place to be where you can find your voice and get to know like-minded people. I’ve got to know so many people through blogging and I feel incredibly lucky to be making friends through this blog.
I get to hear so many different perspectives and opinions
Through this community, I get to listen to so many different opinions and thoughts. Whether those be the same as mine or completely different. I find it very interesting to hear why people did or did not like the books that I loved. It’s really eye-opening and enables me to consider different points of view.
It helps me to develop skills
I can’t count the amount of times I’ve mentioned this blog in job interviews and the interviewers always seem impressed and interested. It shows that you have passions outside of work. If you can link it to proof-reading, organsiation, time-keeping skills and communication then you’re onto a winner! Even though I’ve not interviewed for a role related to books/writing, I think this blog has helped me to develop a whole host of skills (including design and working with WordPress!)
I love helping others
Hopefully from my blog, you’ve got some good book recommendations. I enjoy listening to what types of books you like and seeing if there’s anything I’ve read and enjoyed recently that I could recommend. If I haven’t persuaded half of you to read To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf yet, then I clearly need to increase the amount I talk about it and recommend it haha.
It makes me happy
I get such a burst of happiness when I log in to my WordPress account and see notifications from you all. Comments, likes, tagging me in blog posts… I love it all! It makes me so happy to sit down with a giant cup of tea and just write and write and write. I love the planning process of blog posts, the writing process, and interacting with you guys too! It makes me happy that I’ve found a passion.
Why do you love blogging so much?
Thanks for reading!
Love, Zoë x