Why I Love Blogging

It’s definitely starting to feel a lot like autumn. I think, for me, that’s because I spent the day in my pyjamas, I painted my nails a deep red colour, I have scented candles burning and I’ve had countless cups of tea. Because of that, I’ve spent the day thinking a lot about my blog.

I began blogging just over a year ago. Autumn came around a lot sooner last year than it has this time and blogging was the perfect hobby for me to take on as the nights became colder, darker and cosier. I guess that’s why an autumnal feel in the air made me reminisce about my early blogging days. Since then, I’ve definitely changed but my love for it has only grown. It’s now just a part of who I am.

Why I Love Blogging

Lots of people blog for lots of different reasons. Here are mine:

I use my blog to channel my creativity

If you’ve stopped by before, I’m sure you’ve picked up on my love for arts, crafts and anything else considered creative. I love it all. I’ve dipped my toe into every possible nook in the world of creativity (or at least all the ones I can think of, anyway). Some stick, such as drawing and photography, and some don’t – but that’s fine.

My blog is a place where I can share all of this. It gives me a bit of a purpose. “Oh, if I finish this drawing soon I can share it on my blog” or “I mentioned that I’d like to make a skirt. I’ll get started” are fantastic blogging prompts for me.

I use my blog to meet new people

My blog has allowed me to meet people all over the world. I’ve had to chance to talk to people from Ukraine, India, Canada, Austria and, in one way or another, we’re similar. Meeting in the blogosphere means that readers generally share common interests, whether that’s reading, writing, photography, film… It doesn’t matter because there’s always something to talk about.

I use my blog to share my photography

Photography, for me, is one of those things in life that makes everything feel okay. I feel happy when I’m taking photographs. I concentrate so intensely on what I’m doing that any negativity in my life, however big or small, fades away into nothingness. I don’t have anywhere to properly share my photography work, so my blog helped me fill a hole. I’m thinking about creating a Facebook page simply for my photography – what do you think?

I use my blog to document my life

Having somewhere to write about my life is what catapulted this little piece of the internet into creation. It’s something I’ve always done. I’ve had countless diaries for me to write about what I’ve been up to and how I’m feeling. When I was younger, I did share snippets of my life on the internet, in novel ways like MySpace questionnaires, but never to this extent. I love it – the internet was made for sharing.

I use my blog to write

Most importantly and most obviously, my blog gives me somewhere to write. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved writing. As a kid, I wrote stories about growing old with my childhood crushes. In school, I wrote about war and mental health and, even now, when I next find the time I already know where my writing is going to take me (but shh, it’s too early to talk about it).

Writing calms me down, makes me smile, keeps my fingers busy and it can still produce something special at the end of it!

Divider

What’s your favourite thing about blogging?

Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | Pinterest | Bloglovin’

You can read my previous post here.

-Morgan

15 thoughts on “Why I Love Blogging

  1. Blogging helps a lot of people further personal and professional ambitions, especially artists like painters, photographers, writers, because it’s a great way to get noticed and share their art with the world. When I started mine, that honestly wasn’t a consideration – interestingly – I think it was because at the time I thought it was something I should try and see if I got anything out of it. The “anything” I was after originally was purely social networking – but as I’ve gone along, the ideas I’ve had about where to take it have radically changed. My site has become about sharing common interests, learning from others, and taking a chance and sharing my own work with others. I decided to write for fun when I was very young, because I didn’t like a lot of what kids/young adults were encouraged to read – honestly (egotistically?) I thought I could do better.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Dear Morgan, let me give you a hug! I liked strolling through your thoughts very much. You are a person with a fragile soul and very kind heart. You feel deeply. Your writing style is fantastic and light as if you talk to me personally. I vote for creating a facebook page for your photography, it will be popular I am sure and you will enjoy it. I have also a facebook where I try to advertise my photo and film designs, it’s a great fun actually and additional opportunity to meet more interesting people. Keep your fingers busy and let us enjoy the result of it! Hugs! Ann

    Liked by 1 person

    • Aw Ann :). This is such a beautiful comment. Thank you.

      I’m really pleased you feel as if I’m talking right at you. I am! I’m talking to each of you individually, every time.

      I decided I will make a Facebook page :). I’ll do it at the weekend I think. I’m excited! I have endless photographs to share with the world.

      Thank you for stopping by xx

      Liked by 1 person

  3. All of your reasons are valid! Personally, I love blogging because of the people I’m able to interact with and like you I love to write. I hope to look back at my writing in a few years or when I’m older with pride 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Pingback: 5 Very Special Years – The Rose Quartz

  5. I love fall too. It’s my favorite season! 🙂

    And also blogging. I agree with everything you said.

    For me, I also love the social connections and chance to be creative because I went from having office friends to working from home and taking care of my babies. It’s awesome, but it’s great to have a creative outlet when you’re constantly caring for others. Keeps us connected.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Blogging really is a huge creative outlet! I agree :). I’ve even been thinking about creating a 2nd blog solely for my photography. I have so much to share but I don’t want to bombard my main blog with images etc.
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s