Like every spring I like to host a blogging series that covers technical blogging topics, but also some more personal posts filled that will hopefully inspire you. This year, I’ll kick off the series with a post about the reasons I blog. Every once in a while, I think about closing this blog, but then I never actually do it. There is something that keeps me coming back, taking photos and writing posts. Here’s why I blog.
Writing makes me happy
When it comes down to it, I love sitting down in front of my laptop, forget about anything and write down. This process on its own makes me extremely happy. Writing down the things that make me happy got me through tough times and put a smile on my face when all I wanted was to quit everything.
A look into the past
It’s so nice to come back to read what I was up to 5 years ago. Oh, how much has changed! How much I’ve grown. When I first started the blog, I wasn’t nearly as independent, I didn’t know how to cook and for some strange reason I was so scared of change. Now I’ve proved to myself that I can survive on my own, I’ve learned how to create beautiful dishes, I’ve nurtured a beautiful body, I became a decent photographer and I learned to accept things (and change). There’s still a long way to go and I’m not done growing. This blog makes me take notice of all that in a very nice way.
A plan for the future
If you ask my friends, some will tell you that there are some things I just do for the blog. While that’s not entirely true, I do plan things that would be interesting to post about. Especially when it comes to traveling, I love to explore new places and show you all about them. In a way the blog pushes me to do things that I might otherwise pass on.
Do you have a blog? What keeps you blogging?
ps. Topics from previous blogging series:
- Where do you blog from?
- What I don’t share on the blog.
- 5 sources of inspiration for my blog posts.
- How I plan my blog posts.
- Camera gear and blogging tools.
- Balance blog and work.
- What keeps me motivated.
- What my friends and family think of my blog.
- Blog tour.
- Future plans.
…and a preview of what’s included this year: