Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Why I Blog {The Girl Between the Lines}

This Week: Why do you blog? Tell us what got you started, what keeps you going or where you want to go.

I think I've answered this a few times here on the blog. But everytime someone asks me about my blog I get excited. I started blogging back in college as a way to document what my daily life was like. But it was hard for me to keep up with the blog those first few years of blogging. I rarely posted, if at all. I went months without posting. So I give props to everyone out there who blogs!

I started blogging again this past summer, and I'm loving every second of it. My blog turned into a place to document my thoughts, my inspirations, my dreams, some of my struggles, and an inside to the things and people I love. 

I like to say that blogging has made me open up about myself.  I'm able to be myself on here without much judgement. Which takes me, to my next point. I love blogging because through it I've met so many amazing people, the blogging community is amazing. 

What I love the most are the comments that are left on my posts. They truly make me feel special, that someone took the time to read my blog and post a response to it. So I try my very best to comment on the blogs that I love the most.

Very few people in my family and circle of friends know that I have a blog. I think it might be the fear of being judged by them or about the posts that write or lack of them, but as the blogging community has welcomed me and encouraged me, I think I'm ready to put my blog out there more. I would love any help on how to do so.

At times its hard to think of something worthy of publishing, sometimes I really have to stretch to think of something, and sometimes I can't. I think, no I know I still have lots to improve on. But do know that I love writing and blogging and reading and thinking and dreaming and planning and that is why I continue to blog.

Girl Between the Lines Link up

What do you love most about blogging? How did you start your blog?
Ps. - I just joined Twitter. I would love to follow new people.
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  1. Personal blogs are the most useful I think. For oneself of course, and entertainment for others. In the blogging community it's rare to get hate mail, and everybody is so supportive. I love it!!


  2. I definitely started my blog for the same reason... and after having it for almost 4 years I FINALLY decided to share it more with my family and friends. I have gotten such positive responses from them too... they have enjoyed my recipes, book reviews, and even some of my more mundane posts about my life. I started my blog for me... to have a space to write my thoughts and feelings... and now it is turning into something a little bit more now that I have decided to share it more with people! Oh... and welcome to the wonderful world of Twitter!

  3. What I do is every blog post I post it on facebook, twitter, and there's also blog lovin that it goes to if you have set up to do so. then there's networking blogging. and when you comment be sure to leave the link or even a link to a specific post you've done. My numbers have went up in teh past 2 weeks or so. and for a good while i was getting nothing but hate comments but luckily disqus makes it where you can add folks like that to a black list. it's awesome.

  4. The blogging community really is amazing! I haven't told many friends or family about my blog either. I love reading your blog!

  5. It really is!!! Thank you!! I love reading your blog too!! :)
    And I know its just something about your blog baby that you want to keep to yourself and to the blogging community... lol.. I feel you. :)
    Thanks for stopping by, Gina!! <3

  6. Thanks girl and that truly means alot. yea nasty comments shouldn't happen but they do due to how many out there is jealous of us and our blogs.

  7. My husband got me on twitter years ago when we were first starting to date and I feel like I STILL don't know what is going on with it at times. Good luck with starting to share your blog with people you know... I know for me it was a little scary at first, but now I am kind of cool with it... I think...

  8. I love how awesome the blogging world can be :) I have had like one weirdo so far lol I blog to share my passions and memories. I have really grown to love reflecting within myself for my little blog. Thank you for sharing and I always enjoy reading your blog :)

  9. I love the comments the most, too! :) Because of that I try to comment on any post I like or can identify with! I love that you are going to be putting your blog out there more!

  10. yes the comments are my favorite!!! :) I'm going to try to be more out there in social media and tell some of my family and friends about it.
    thank you for your awesome link-up for letting me write about great topics. :)


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