As I was enjoying my Saturday morning cup of coffee and scrolling through my Facebook wall, I came across a blog post from WordPress called, “I Write Because…” As I was reading what inspires other bloggers, it got me thinking why I write. Why do I blog?
Off and on throughout my whole life I have taken to pen and paper. Usually I would write about events of the day, something that was weighing on my mind, a rant etc. In July 2016 I began my blog, My Organic Life Journey. I wanted to share with others recipes and my views on eating healthy and organically. I would post a blog every now and again. It was more or less a hobby since I have a full-time teaching career. As time went on, I realized I had so much more that I wanted to share. I found myself writing about my interests and hobbies: travel, food, my dog Bailey, essential oils, and just random thoughts. Over time I began to develop a small following.
Over my Winter/Christmas break from teaching, I had extra time on my hands and found myself blogging more. I started to search through Twitter for other bloggers. At the time I had about 160 followers. Once I began to reach out, I found a community that poured out support and love for other bloggers. I found that when I followed like minded bloggers, they would follow back. I made it a point to also follow the blogs of my Twitter followers. I am so thankful for this blogging community that has welcomed me with open arms.
Today, I try to blog at least once a week. My Twitter and blog following is steadily increasing. This tells me that people are interested in what I have to say. I see advice about selecting a niche to write about. Hmm..I don’t really think I have a niche. I like to write about a variety of topics. Do I really need a niche? I don’t know. I do know that for now my blogging is a hobby. I share what I write in hopes that people will enjoy my posts, maybe learn something new, or just connect.
Why do you blog? I’d love to hear your story