Why?

In my first few posts on wordpress I spent time explaining what led me to this blogging and running journey.

https://52milespermonth.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/catharsis/

I was sick, tired, and felt lost in life. Part of that is the lupus, part of that was being 25. My blog has served it’s purpose well, I love writing, I love reading others thoughts and I adore the connections with people that I have started to create despite being in some cases oceans apart from one another.

At this point there are over 200 of you who swing by every once in a while and I would love to know, so I can get to know you better:

Why did you start your blog? Yes, I’m sure you explained it in your “about” section, but tell me again. And I want to know if your blog has helped you, or served a purpose in your life the way mine does for me.

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38 thoughts on “Why?

  1. I started my blog because I would like to have an area for me to practice my writing in English as it isn’t my native language. Moreover, I had too much free time at that time so I decided to create blog to keep me busy and creative after work-hours.

  2. Thanks for asking. I’ve found blogging to be an enormously satisfying part of my life over the last 8 years. I enjoy the connections with interesting people from all over the world and I love reading little slices of real people’s lives everyday. For me it meets my need to make jokes and have people laugh at them.

    • Wow, 8 years! Have you always used wordpress?! Back in my emo teens day I may have used livejournal. Guilty as charged. I too love to read the intricacies of others lives. It makes the world feel like a smaller, more cozy, more understanding, real place!

      • My blog will be 9 years old in April. I haven’t always used WordPress. I went from Blogger to Posterous to WordPress so unfortunately there’s no one place with all my posts archived. I love blogging and bloggers.

  3. I began blogging because I just deactivated my Facebook account, and I needed a constructive substitute to connect with people and their thoughts.
    Blogging is a much more productive and beautiful alternative.
    I’ve always been fond of writing. I am in Grade XII now and I feel like the journey has only begun.
    Do read my blog! 🙂

    • I keep my Facebook active. I find that it allows people close to me to read about another side of my life- if they care enough to! I love connecting with others that share my interests and letting people know if I did it, you can definitely do it.

      I’m sure your journey has just begun. Keep writing and sharing, but be smart in the things you choose to share. While this is my experience and it’s real, I also have to be wise in what I share. I will definitely check out your blog though!

  4. I started my blog because I love to share information and experiences with other like-minded people. I have a passion for healthcare (obviously, I’m a nurse) and an active lifestyle. I also wanted a place to express myself in a longer form than just a Facebook post or Instagram pic. I also wanted to share my story of my struggle with anxiety/depression and how it continues to affect my life. I wanted to reach more people than just my family, friends, and Facebook friends. It’s been so awesome to find others out there who share my interests. And you’re one of them 🙂

    • Absolutely! It’s quite an interesting experiment sharing with others and letting it all hang out. I enjoy having a broader audience as well and finding others all over the world that share in my passions. It’s quite the motivational place here on wordpress 🙂 keep sharing!

  5. I started mine for a bunch of jumbled reasons–as another way to keep in touch with peeps that are now geographically separated from myself, as an outlet for writing, and to connect with/follow like minded people. It’s brought a smile to my face knowing that my random musings are now entertaining a few friends and family members…

      • She’s the first girl I ever fell in love with. The letters are the only way I can “talk” to her without driving myself up the wall. I never really told her how I felt, but I still can’t explain what happened.

        Right now, I don’t know if it helps or not. It just feels right.

        Didn’t think anyone would like reading them actually. Thank you for swinging by!

  6. I started mine when I broke up with my boyfriend of five years. Long story short, he bought a ring, I freak out, broke up with him, then I found out he was cheating on me with multiple women. He was my first love and I blog about my quest to find love and all my awkward encounters along the way. It truly has been a great way to cope with everything that has happened and I had no idea that I liked writing so much!

  7. I started my blog when I moved to Los Angeles from Spain, with the goal to connect with my family and friends and keep them updated on my life. I didn’t know what this journey would take me, or if I would keep it after a week, but now I see that it was one of the best decisions I could have taken. My blog inspired me to get better at photography and allowed me to get in contact with other interesting bloggers with similar passions. It never ceases to amaze me how supportive the blogging community is!

    • And your photographs and so beautiful! I’m hoping that when I have more downtime I can work on developing my skills and get into the more creative piece of writing and photography. I use blogging as my creative outlet as well, but with a full time job it can be tedious!

  8. I started my blog because I was inspired by other fitness blogs that I had read. I love writing (even though I’m not very good) and keep a running journal. I started my blog fairly recently, but so far I’ve loved connecting with other bloggers, sharing information I’ve learned and adventures I’ve gone on,.

    • I don’t know if I’m good at writing either, but I know it feels right to do it. “If it feels good, do it”- That was always a joke that my friends and I had because clearly that isn’t always the safest thing to say haha. But writing is safe, feels like an outpouring and allows us to be inspired. So, don’t stop!

  9. I think I did it mostly to document my thoughts and feelings while I’m on my weight loss/fitness journey. Plus it’s turned into an overall outpouring of whatever flows out of my brain…which doesn’t always make sense. LOL I love the connections I’ve made through blogging as well. I’ve talked to some really cool people I wouldn’t have any other way.

  10. i’m happy you’ve gotten so much back from blogging. i began because i love to tell stories, about life, about the everyday events that become special moments. i have loved the community i’ve found here, and the support and good will has been incredible. best, beth

  11. I started my blog last year as I thought it would help towards a journalism course I want to study at university this year 🙂 Also when I’m older it will be a nice online scrapbook to look back on 😀 I think that blogging gives me an opportunity to talk to people around the world!

  12. I write for a living so I thought: I might as well write about what I spend most of my time doing and obsessing over! Thus my running blog was born. Not only has it been wonderful for me personally, but it’s brought my career to places I never dreamed. True synergy.

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