What’s the Point in Blogging?

In the grand scheme of things, what’s the point in anything? We’re going to die one day. I’m kidding. But on a serious note, I have been asked this question by numerous people including myself. What’s the good in planning, writing and spending time these posts? I’ve seen a lot of things denouncing bloggers, we’ve been told we’re freeloaders, we’ve been told there’s no more room in our community for new people and many other things. So, in this little post, I am going to tell you exactly why I still chose to blog.

Now, I haven’t been a blogger for long enough to remember the days before Instagram. I don’t even remember the days before YouTube came around but I can imagine that back then blogging was the kingpin. So although there probably has been a decline in the number of people blogging, that doesn’t mean we’re a dying breed.

I’ve had a lot of people ask me why I do it. My one and only answer is because I absolutely love it. I have loved writing since I knew how to do it. I used to write letters to my sister to apologize when we’d fallen out, I wrote short stories in my teens and I always did well at English. When in 2016, I properly discovered the blogging world I loved it. I got onto Blogger and made myself my own little blog and started writing. Granted, I got fed up and deleted everything and began again but blogging is still the only hobby I have ever truly stuck to.

I tried all of the hobbies as a kid; singing, dancing, gymnastics, running, karate etc. I would go for two weeks or so and then just give up. I’m just so fickle-minded that I find it hard to stick to one thing at a time. Some of you may understand while others may think I’m a bit mad but the fact remains. I’ve never had the passion for anything else that I have for blogging. Except for naps and pasta but they aren’t hobbies.

I get a little look of shock and confusion when people find out that I don’t get paid to write despite the time I put into my blog but for me, that’s irrelevant. I never started blogging with the desire to earn money from it, I get joy from doing it and that’s enough for me. I get the odd gifted item to review and that fills my heart with happiness that a company has chosen me to talk about their product. All too often you find that the people who are in it for the mula never last long.

I think one of the main reasons why I still blog is that I always get to see a finished product and go on a journey. I’m the type of person who needs to see an end-product in order to feel any satisfaction from a task. With blogging, I get to nurture a post from conception to completion. I plan it, draft it, write it, take the photos, schedule it and then promote it.

One of my other favourite things about blogging is that it’s my little slice of the internet. I am free to write about what I please and  I love that. I get so giddy when I see my blog because it’s mine…y’know? I’m so proud of the effort I put into my blog. It’s such a good place to be self-expressive.

I hope you enjoyed this little insight as to why I still enjoy blogging. If you’re a blogger, why do you still do it? Thanks so much for reading. Have a lovely day and stay beautiful.

“Follow your own passion. Not your parents. Not your teachers. Yours” – Robert Ballard.

Lots of loves,

Katie

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