For as long as i can remember, blogging has been an integral part of who I am. From the mere age of 15, with my first ever blog, [don’t judge the name… we were all 15 once] blogging has been a way to express myself.

I am by no means an artist. At least not when it comes to drawing, painting, sculpting or any other “traditional” art forms. When it comes to writing, on the other hand, with every stroke of a key my fingers leave a masterpiece [in my opinion anyway] in their tracks. Blogging is my own art form that lets me have an artistic voice without having to know how to hold a paint brush or throw on a wheel.

Blogging has given me a voice in this world & I’m forever grateful for that. Though, I’m not grateful that wordpress didn’t try to encourage me to change any [or all] of my previous bad blog URLs.

I started blogging to express my emotions. Blogging is a way to get my thoughts & feelings out on paper [or online]. I struggle a lot in dealing with feelings & emotions & I don’t like dumping my struggles onto other people. When I write things down, I am still expressing my feelings & sharing what’s going on with my life, yet, I’m not forced to talk to someone specifically. My friends & family can choose to read, if they want … the choice is 100% up to the reader. Blogging allows me to let out everything I am dealing with while simultaneously not forcing anyone to listen to my life.

I started blogging to have freedom. Throughout my entire childhood, reading & writing were things I despised. I always excelled at both of these, yet hated having to read & write about topics dictated by my teachers. Starting a blog was a game changer;I could blog about going to the gym  or how someone was being mean to me or what my weekend plans were. I could do all that & more because it was MY blog & I had the freedom to do so.

I started blogging to do what I love. I absolutely adore writing & blogging gives me an excuse to do it. I do, however, struggle to find time & motivation to write. With a blog, my readers are my motivation. Seeing people comment saying they enjoyed my post or related to it is all the encouragement I need to keep writing.

Blogging has given me so much. I never thought that stumbling onto WordPress could have changed my life in so many ways and that I could be here, seven years later, still doing what I love most.

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