It's finally happening! I have a blog of my very own. After months and months of reading other blogs and laboring over the design of my own, I hit Publish. Welcome to the birth of a blog! I even baked a cake for the occasion.
I'm so happy :)
And to my friends and family who have no idea what a blog is, don't worry, I'll talk about it so much in the coming months that you'll be an expert on it! Just kidding ;) but I probably will...
I've decided that this is the perfect time to answer the question "Why start a blog?" While my simple answer would just be "because it's fun and awesome", it goes deeper than that.
So here are 7 reasons why I started this blog:
1. To become a better writer.
Communication is key in life. The better we can communicate, the better we can improve our relationships and share our message. Writing is communication and words are powerful. Make sure to use yours wisely.
2. To connect with others.
Blogging allows you to meet people from all over the world, build relationships with them, and be a part of a community that encourages and supports you. Whether it be through comments, emails, or social media, you'll be surprised at how quickly you can meet people.
3. To find my voice.
You're voice is what makes you, you. Right now, I don't exactly know how I write or how I want it to sound. But I do know that writing on this blog will help me further define my writing style.
4. To learn and be challenged.
I love learning. It keeps me happy, healthy, and inspired. Having a blog is a great creative outlet and I learn so much from others. I want to continually be challenged because I believe that is what helps a person grow and be successful.
5. To have documentation of my life.
As I write this, I'm going into my second year of college. I have a lot of life ahead of me. This blog isn't just any journal, it's a live journal of my story. I hope to document the big milestones in my life - from getting married and having kids, to the smaller things like my thoughts, hopes, and dreams (and how I achieved those dreams!). Someday I want to look back at pictures long forgotten and see how I've grown over the years.
7. To inspire others.
That's my main goal for this blog. Whether it be through pictures, words, my actions, or my beliefs, I want to encourage others. But I'd like to be more than someone who shares inspiration, I'd like to be your friend.
I want this to be a space of inspiration, hope, joy, and truth. Because life is a journey and it's not perfect. You can pretend to have it all together, but who does that help? Remember that your blog, your words, and your story have the power to reach others in ways you couldn't imagine. So this is what I promise to you, my readers:
I promise to be real.
I promise to be honest.
I promise to be me.
Why do you blog? Or maybe you want to start one. Tell me in the comments below! I can't wait to get to know the blogging community more :)