I’ve been thinking about my blog a lot lately. The “Why” behind my blogging, what I hope comes of it, what I want to do with it, all the thoughts. And I’ve narrowed it down to 3 solid main reasons.
Long explanation short, I identify myself as a “Writer”. I have been writing avidly since I was about 6 years old. I grew up fairly sheltered from other children my age, so when I made a close friend in high school that also loved to write and journal, I assumed it was something that all people did and enjoyed. It wasn’t until I was in my early 20’s that I realized that not everybody on the planet has to be writing. If I’m not writing, I feel like I’m not living. I write daily. Even if it’s a simple “Goals” list, or a thought or two. The “Notes” section on my phone is outrageous. Seriously, it’s a mess.
I absolutely love looking back on my life. Moments and memories made pass by so quickly, I forget how I was or how I felt at a certain time. Being able to look back on certain days or memories, helps me appreciate where I am now, how far I’ve come, and how much growing I have ahead of me. I’m not necessarily big on sharing deep and intimate moments of my children’s childhood or my personal life, but I blog enough to be taken back to a particular moment and the feelings I had during that moment.
(What I projected onto the stock image shown: Me showing my friends how awesome and hilarious I was “Back in the day”)
I reach close to nobody on this blog, so when I say “Inspiring” I don’t necessarily mean other people. Though it would be amazing if something I said or did on any form of social media reached an audience that took whatever I said or did as a thing that motivated them in their own lives, it’s not my main goal. I have to live my life for my reasons, and blogging inspires me. It helps me complete my thoughts (which is hard for me to do as I bounce around in my brain quite often), and is a form of “Brain dumping” at times. Something about seeing a completed (ish) thought paired with a related photo is so ridiculously satisfying.
(What I projected onto the stock image shown: The fictional and fit version of me high-fiving the inner blonde version of me)
“In short, it all boils down to blogging for the love of blogging.”
In short, it all boils down to blogging for the love of blogging. Which is one reason why I have come to the conclusion that I will not be a “Niche” blogger. I can’t select just one thing to focus on for the basis of an entire blog. I suppose I’m a broad niche. My own niche?
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