Today is day 31 of the 31 day blogging challenge. If you’ve been following me through this challenge, I appreciate it. You can read about my other posts by clicking here. It is hard to believe that this is the last one! The prompt today is why I blog. I love that I get to end this challenge talking about my blog.
I blog for a very simple reason, and that is because I love it. It is my little corner of the internet to completely be myself. It is like a focused creativity for me, if that makes any sort of sense. I have always been a very creative person through my sewing, cooking, craft projects, and things like that. My blog gives me the place to talk about those things, but keep it organized for myself.
I am organized to the max when it comes to stuff like my prepping supplies, my house, and more. But I also bounce around in my projects a fair amount. Some might call it flighty, some might call it hyperactive. Maybe I have attention deficit disorder. Who knows, it could just be my personality. But with my blog, I can focus on all of these things, plan out my projects, and then talk about them here. It is the perfect platform for me, to be perfectly honest.
My blog started out as simply following a dream. I needed to do something for myself because I was forever putting my life on hold to help others. Once that came to an end and I started putting myself first, I had no clue where to go or what to do Who am I? What do I do with myself? I had no idea if my blog would become successful or not, and that was fine in the beginning.
As I went on my blogging journey, I fell in love with it. Completely head over heels in love with my blog and writing it. I have worked harder and longer on it than anything in my lifetime. Because once I fell in love with it, I became determined to be successful.
I had no idea that I would gain friendships and a whole support system through my blog. That one surprised me, but it is also my favorite part of my blog. I wrote about my favorite bloggers here in an earlier part of this challenge. I also love that I can help and support others through my blog. Supporting others became a huge goal for me.
I wrote posts about the grief process and the pain I’ve experienced, in the hope that I can spare even one person from experiencing what I have. Maybe it is exactly what someone needs to read, and that is a big motivator. I’ve written posts about prepping in the hope that I can get people more interested in being better prepared. Tailoring it to beginners, I wanted to create a place for people to learn and be interested in emergency preparedness as well as ask questions.
Making money from my blog has always motivated me. I mean, who doesn’t want to make money doing something they absolutely love? That is still a big goal of mine. I am making my way toward that goal, and doing a good job of it. It isn’t enough to pay bills or anything, yet. The key word here is yet. It will get there soon, and I look forward to that day.
Nathan loves helping me with my blog and all my projects. He’s so great about that, and it makes me that much more determined to be good at blogging. My projects have created memories for us and quality time spent working on them. I have to laugh at times because my blog projects are the one and only time or place that Nathan listens to me completely and executes what I ask for perfectly. Everything else, he has an opinion or a way to do it.
Even for as much as I pick on Nathan for that small character flaw, I love him and the fact he enjoys helping me with my blog. It really adds to the joy I take in writing it or working on some aspect. He’s super supportive, and I think that is the key for any good blogger. To have a great support system.
Speaking of support systems, I feel I’ve been exceptionally lucky in that regard when it comes to my blog. My husband, my friends, and so many other bloggers are always right there when I need a little boost. Or even to celebrate amazing moments with me. I am definitely lucky!
The answer to this prompt is, I blog because I absolutely love it. I really can’t see myself doing anything else besides being a blogger.
I want to say a very special thank you to everyone who has followed me through this challenge, supported and encouraged me, and left comments. You have all made this challenge worthwhile, and I enjoyed connected with you even more through it. Thank you so very much! I really hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it.