Why I Blog: The Real Reasons

Why I Blog: The Real Reasons

I’ve been a writer at heart pretty much my entire life. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I used to keep a drawer with nothing but journals that I’d filled over the years of my life, back before I started my very first blog.

Sometimes I have to remind myself of the real reason I write just to keep going and to convince myself it’s okay to feel the things I feel.

The Real Reason I Blog

I don’t always say the things I want to say to people, whether they’re complete strangers or they’re people close to me. I hold my tongue because I know that by speaking aloud I may cause tension or completely ruin relationships.

I use my blog as a form of therapy. I am able to write about the things that are on my mind so I have space to think of other, more important things.

Blogging helps me keep my focus on what’s happening in the life that goes beyond a computer screen.

I Get Heard (Read)

It’s not very important to me whether or not the people who have caused the thoughts in my head actually hear me or understand what I feel, but it does help knowing that SOMEONE is hearing my voice by reading my words.

I don’t feel like I’m just writing words that get hidden in a drawer in my bedroom.

Sometimes I am flattered at how many of you read the things I have to say, and I always get excited when I see a personal email from one of you, asking how I am.

It means a lot to know that I’m understood, even if the people in my “real” life never hear or understand me at all.

It Saves Space

All I need to bring with me is my laptop and type in my blog info to start writing.

I don’t have to go find boxes to put all of my old journals into anymore so it really does save me a lot of space when it comes to storing my words.

I could never just throw my thoughts away, I had to let my mom do it after I graduated high school, and now I don’t ever have to worry about losing the things I’ve said or once thought.

I can easily look back into my past mind, which can give me a new perspective on how to move forward or even see how far I’ve come.

It Gives Me Lots Of Practice

I want to publish my first novel by the end of this year, and blogging helps me practice writing.

The platform I use (WordPress) also helps me connect with other writers whenever I read their blogs or they read mine.

This isn’t just about practicing my writing skills, it also helps me get into the habit of connecting with others, which I need because when I write I usually disappear from the face of the planet.

My blog helps me stay connected yet allows me to disconnect and let go at the same time. It truly is my outlet.

Perhaps I’m Addcted

I’ve quit blogging before, I’ve abandoned blogs and I’ve given up on the idea of becoming a writer numerous times. In the end, no matter how many obstacles I face, I always come back to blogging.

it’s an addiction and there’s a part of me that just can’t let go of making the words flow from within me.

Maybe it’s because I don’t feel I can trust anyone in my life to truly value my words or care about what I have to say, but mostly I think my addiction to writing comes from how much I enjoy the actually act of forming words from thoughts and creating a mental image for others that read what I have to say.

I Create My World

People in the real world can be a pain in the ass, but it’s nice to know that, as a blogger, I can create my own world and choose who I let in and shut out.

I can take my blog as far as I want it to go, as long as I put in the work. This gives me satisfaction.

My blog is my world. Right now, you’re a part of my world in this corner of the internet.

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