Can we all just agree that blogging is kind of weird? Most people don’t even understand what I’m talking about when I say I blog. Then they’ll ask what I blog about and it’s kind of awkward because like…everything? Or I’ll go into way too much detail about my blog plans and it’s just confusing.
But blogging really is my thang. I never had a thang before I started blogging. I mean liked ice cream and cheese but I’m not sure that they were hobbies of mine.
So I’m not sure if I’ve told this story before, but I stumbled into blogging while I was working my first real job. Everyone was out of the office for a work trip and there wasn’t much to do and somehow I found myself starting a blog. I was going to blog about decorating my bedroom since I had a real job with real money for the first time.
And that’s the whole story. I didn’t have plan (sometimes I still don’t), I didn’t have a realistic idea of how long you can blog about one room and my posts were terrible. You can probably still find them on here, but don’t. They’re bad. I didn’t know you could make money and make a career out of blogging. But I jumped in because when I have a new idea I think it is the best one ever and I’m all in, until I’m not. But with blogging I stayed!
So that was a crazy long intro, let’s get to it – the reasons I blog:
Because you really can make a ton of money blogging. That being said, I don’t make a ton of money blogging, ha! So that’s definitely not the only reason I blog or even the primary reason, but I’m working on it. I want to provide for my family. And I don’t believe that 2 weeks of vacation a year (the standard american full-time job) is a fair way to live life. And I like reporting to myself even though sometimes I am not the best boss of myself.
Because I love to talk. I love to read articles and talk about big ideas and bore all my friends and family with everything going through my mind. Insert public website with the freedom to talk about whatever the heck I want here. It really doesn’t save my friends and family from having to listen to me though, they just have to listen to me talk about blogging now. But the point is that I have enough words for everyone! And I love that some of you like it enough to talk back..win win!
Because I love finding out about new things. I am the person who reads a millions different articles a day because I’m curious. I probably wouldn’t be any good at trivia, but I do have a lot of random facts tucked away from “an article I read the other day” or a “blogger I know [of].” The blog world is fascinating and everyone has different experiences and you can peak into their lives and it’s just so interesting.
So there are actually a million more reasons why I love blogging, and like half of them I can’t even explain. Like I don’t know why it’s my thing, it just is. It’s weird, it’s a little conceited, it’s totally me. And if you’ve been thinking about starting a blog, I have a little tutorial I wrote about it a couple years ago right here. And you totally should, because it’s pretty much the best thing ever. The end.