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Why I Won’t Neglect Blogging

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Blogging is one of my favourite things to do. Why would I ever want to neglect something I enjoy doing? It doesn’t harm anyone, it is therapeutic for me, and writing is something which I will always to do.

My boyfriend said to me: When you start your new job tomorrow, don’t stop blogging, because it’s you. This led me to think about why I blog. The reasons are below and there are probably many more.

I’m a person who likes to share my thoughts

I’ve enjoyed writing since the story writing days at primary school. As soon as I put a pen to paper, well pencil at first, I wanted to be a neat hand writer. And I wanted to tell an interesting story.

Back in nursery, I enjoyed being creative with paintings of The Three Little Pigs and Biff, Chip and Kipper. I have never mastered drawing. Who knows how I got a merit in my Art diploma at high school?

Book reviews were very enjoyable for me in school – books by Jacqueline Wilson like the Suitcase Kid and Double Act were my favourite. I always enjoyed writing about characters’ personalities.

I’m amazed by many things

It wasn’t until last year when I thought, why not right about my life and personality?

Films aren’t always real, nor are soap operas on television. But there is an element of reality. There can be a dramatic effect but it’s for our satisfaction as an audience.

With writing, I aim to share my thoughts, experiences, and perception on life. Most of all, to convey a message that we’re all human. We all live in the same world as I’ve said before. And I hope my blog is a place where you can read about a bit of everything. It focuses on everyday life with a mission to inspire at least one person with each blog post.

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Writing in high school

I remember when there were times I had to write about an occasion in high school for creative writing projects. There was one significant story I wrote about – a child being brought into the world. The event was a christening. My English teacher wrote a lengthy comment on my work how I made her feel like I was there.

The truth is, I was there. And at the moments where I wasn’t, I tried my hardest to imagine how it would feel.

i also wrote a speech for both my granny (when I was seven-years-old) and grandad’s (when I was thirteen-years-old) funerals.

I have always been nervous delivering presentations throughout high school, college, and university. I never quite mastered my confidence with speaking in front of a large group of people. I’d be the person who researched and told everyone to be punctual.

I enjoy reading about other people’s stories

Success stories, emotional breakthroughs, overcoming challenges – I enjoy reading them all. Since blogging, I’ve been more intrigued to read about other people’s stories. How did they get where they are today? I wonder what hobbies they like. Blogging is a community after all so it’s great to share our journeys and grow together within that same community.

 

Blogging helps you to explore inspiration and ideas

Sometimes, you think that you are writing paragraphs which sound like nonsense. When in fact, there’s somebody out there who is or has been in your shoes. What’s more, blogging is the reason I feel the need to read more. I find it very meaningful. It helps me to broaden perceptions and travel on a horizon of different thoughts.

It is particularly motivating when somebody has the strength to write about their biggest battle. Most have been too frightened to share it before now. But the blogging community is strong and supports other bloggers.

I feel accomplished

You see a lot of, How to… posts from bloggers. The advice and tips you receive can be great. But sometimes, blogging can be about doing it your own way. You don’t have to be a professional writer. There is no limit to how long your posts have to be. Anyone can tell a story. The gift of writing is something that puts you in the moment. Words can be so powerful.

It feels good when someone shares or comments on my posts. .

Blogging helps to develop a greater understanding

To be noticed in today’s society can be difficult. I’ve learnt to stand on my own two feet and to put myself out there. I wish I would have had a stronger perspective of this when I studied at university. But the main thing is that I made it to where I am today.

If I didn’t share my experiences and thoughts through blogging, I don’t think people would have understood my journey as much. Some people aren’t aware of how much of a deep thinker I am. Nor have they heard about different things I’ve seen and done. Blogging has become a huge part of me always helping to express myself.

We all start somewhere. It doesn’t matter how long it takes you to get where you want to be.

Author: Natasha Bolger

Creator of Natasha Bolger Media.

19 Comments on “Why I Won’t Neglect Blogging

  1. I really love the way you word your phrases and ideas 🙂 I too hope that you never quit blogging! Also, as your goal is to inspire at least one person, just know that you have inspired me to continue blogging! I took about a year long break cause I thought no one cared about my blog, plus I became more busy, however, you have help motivate me to work hard on my blog. I will continually check on your posts! Thank you~

  2. Blogs take so much dedication, and I’m glad I’ve found the process to be quite addictive. My posting content and schedule has changed over the years, but I do enjoy it immensely and relish the commitment it takes.

    1. Thank you for stopping by. I agree – it does become quite addictive. I don’t think that, some people who aren’t bloggers, understand the effort and commitment it takes 😊

  3. For me blogging started out as a diary/journal just a place to keep my thoughts. I always liked writing as a kid but was discouraged by my teachers as I did not write to a good enough standard for them. I think blogging has helped me improve my writing and now I’m happy to write lengthy articles and got my first one in a magazine at the beginning of the year.

    1. That’s great to hear and I think blogging helps you find your own voice for writing. And it goes to show how well you’re doing that you’ve had your first one published in a magazine. Well done 🙂 I’m sure they’ll be more who will love your work too.

  4. Hello! Popped over from our group on Bloggers Required. I completely agree with you about how important it is to keep blogging once we have started, and your description about how we feel such deep emotions resonates with me. Lately I have been thinking a lot about what I am doing and where my business is going. The truth is, I love my blog, and I know lots of people enjoy reading my posts, because they tell me so. I will not stop blogging, because it is a part of who I am, and is my legacy to the world (alongside my published novels, of course!) Good luck in your new job 🙂
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    1. Hi, thank you for stopping by. Exactly, it is a part of who you are and it’s something that you’re great at and that you enjoy 🙂 I’ve just followed your blog and I’m looking forward to reading your posts. Thank you for wishing me good luck. It was a good day (not as scary as I thought it would be!)

  5. Good luck tomorrow…but I don’t think you will need it. Thank you so much for sharing so much of yourself with all of us (your followers) I love learning new things and the reasons why people write or why they enjoy blogging. I think when I first starting writing in my journal it was because my parents were fighting all the time and it was a way to tune them out…but then I started to enjoy it and really loved writing every day in my book that I keep under the corner of my mattress then later on in a box that I could put stuff on top of to hid it away in secret. Now I share my thoughts on the internet isn’t that wild to hear. Hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow and let me know how it turns out. Kat

    1. Thank you so much. I just have his sudden rush of anxiety going through me but I’m sure I’ll be fine after my first day. I’ve worked with the company before but in a different department. I just hope that I’ll be what they need over the next 12 months.

      Blogging definitely is a way to tune out. It’s good that you found a way to keep occupied during those experiences in your life.

      I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow too.

      Stay posted for an upcoming piece about how I’m finding the job 🙂

  6. In in the same position I’m a teacher who has only started blogging in these summer holidays and I don’t know how I’m going to keep up with it when I go back but I love it so much. I don’t want to neglect my blog 🙁

  7. Fabulous post – I’ve been having the same argument with myself this weekend. I have had 6 weeks off school and go back tomorrow. How can I possibly continue to give my blog this much attention when I return to working full time? The truth is, I love writing. Maybe more than my actual job. So I will have to find a way 🙂
    PS. Good luck tomorrow x

    1. Yay I’m not the only one 😊

      I hope you enjoy your first day back tomorrow. It looks like writing will always be one of our favourite things.

      Thank you for sending luck my way for tomorrow. X

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