A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about why some people are blogging for all the wrong reasons.
It really got me to thinking – am I blogging for all the wrong reasons? Why did I start blogging?
I could be cliche and say I use it as a place to express myself. Blogging is a great platform to do that, and it’s unlike any other.
Other medias have character limits, only allowing you to showcase a few pictures at a time and are a little more controlling with how you want to perceive yourself (I’m talking to you Instagram Algorithm – which I will post about next week).
With blogging, especially WordPress, as I’m not familiar with other platforms, it’s a lot more freeing – you can customize it to fit you and it allows more creativity to flow.
What kind of things can you post?
You can post ALL photos if you’re more into photography. If you want to add small blurbs or not, that’s up to you.
You can write fiction, something I am really keen on adding to spice up my blog and hopefully touch some other fiction lovers. Whatever suits your fancy. 😉
You can do reviews – another love of mine. You can talk about your day, your thoughts… anything.
If you want to start blogging anonymously, go for it. Are satirical articles more your thing? Uh, love those! (Forreal, comment your blog if you are a satirical writer – I die every time)
But really, while I did create this as my space, I also wanted to empower people – anyone! I wanted to motivate others, inspire them to live their best lives. I wanted to create a community where people can express their best lives and not be judged or nagged on for “bragging.”
I don’t want to brag, and I don’t want to condone that. But I am aware of the possibilities that can happen when you see someone living their dreams – they might be your dreams, too – and just knowing you can accomplish the same things.
Once I started blogging and “letting loose” per se, I became so much happier. I used to be so afraid of what people would think if I started becoming more open … and then the less I actually cared.
Yes, it would be nice to get paid to blog. But right now, I’m enjoying the ride on this crazy journey because when will it ever come again?
So, am I blogging for all the wrong reasons?
I truthfully don’t think so. If I can reach just one person out there, and inspire them to be themselves, then I have succeeded with my blog. And there is no selfish intent in that.
I think it is really important to reestablish your goals, remember WHY exactly you wanted to start blogging and constantly blog with those intentions. Don’t forget your roots!
Do you want to start a blog? If so, why?
And if you have one already, why did you start blogging?
Always much love, Jordan