The “why do I blog” question was posed by Kevin Duncan when he guest posted on Adrienne Smith’s blog recently.
Taking up the call to action, I have decided to answer that very question and tell you a bit about my blogging journey.
So why do I blog?
To help me answer this question, I did something I rarely do when I am writing blog posts. I wrote my whys on a piece of paper.
I did this because I wanted it to be a lasting legacy of my intentions should I ever lose touch with why I do blog. This is what I came up with:-
- I am passionate about blogging and love doing it
- Because I can
- I want to inspire and empower people through my words
Why did I start blogging?
I am a big history fan and I like to know the dates of when things happened.
The precise date of my entry into the blogging world is however a bit uncertain. I know for definite that I have been blogging since 2011 but evidence on my hard drive suggests I dabbled up to a year or two before that.
My first properly serious blog was to show off my handmade cards.
In 2013, I wanted a way to share my thoughts on personal development and so created Always Think You Can (although it wasn’t called that originally).
I have been on a personal development journey to make the most of me and my life for quite some time and have thoughts to share. I also love writing so starting a blog seemed the perfect way to combine the two.
A place where my words might just make a difference to someone else’s day.
Have I ever experienced blogger’s block?
I have had blogger’s block loads of times.
Last year in 2014, I set out to publish 1 post a week. It started out well enough, but then life got in the way and my blogging mojo went off in search of some other promised land.
I didn’t stop completely though, and if you look back through the archives you will find 1 post for every month in 2014.
I am having better success in 2015. I have the same goal as 2014 and it is holding up. This maybe something to do with me being on a career break so have more time right now.
I know though that blogger’s block can and does strike at any time.
The trick is not worry about.
Worrying about what you are going to write about next only seems to make it harder to come up with new content.
Inspiration for the next post often comes when you least expect it.
Over to you
Do you blog? Why did you start and what keeps you going? Do you have any tips for when inspiration dries up?