It’s now been two years and two hundred posts since Andy first helped me to get started blogging here on Wonderwebby! Upon reflection, that’s a bit of time spent drafting, editing and reading comments. So why do I spend time blogging?
I make time for blogging because it’s part of my learning & personal development and it sparks my creative thinking. I make time for it the same way you might make time to attend conferences, after work events or training. I only work three days a week, which restricts the days available to attend networking events. Also my husband and I have three young boys so I don’t travel for work often. Blogging (and Twitter, Facebook etc) helps me to stay connected in so many ways.
I don’t see myself as a serious blogger. There are times when I might choose to read a book instead of writing a blog post, or I might choose to do something creative, or spend time with the boys instead.
Sometimes I’ll begin writing a blog post late at night once I’ve tucked the little ones in bed, folded some laundry, and then I’ll finish the post first thing in the morning or later when I have a spare moment. Blogging is often ‘me time’. It’s a choice. Free expression. I suppose that’s why I hesitate to accept offers of advertising, or to write about products that don’t interest me. If it’s genuinely wonderful, I’ll write about it.
When I ramble write, I try to think how my posts might bring some value to you. Blogging helps me to practice communicating and writing quickly, concisely and it challenges me to try different writing styles and approaches. I like to use this blog to express my thoughts, the things I learn, to share creative moments and wonder about the wonderful possibilities with you. I enjoy sharing ideas that might help create a better world and collaborating with you on your creative blog challenges.
But for the most part, I spend my time helping with homework, making lunches, working, washing clothes, connecting with and caring for my family, friends and others. Blogging is something I enjoy – and now 200 posts later (201 if you count this one) I’m just looking forward to the things that might find their way into this blog or your comments!
Thanks to those of you who subscribe – it’s really lovely to know you’re there! And to those of you who comment – I always enjoy reading what you have to say (although I’m really not so great at writing comments myself!).
What about you? Why do you spend time blogging?