Apr 13, 2012

Why I Blog

I have been thinking a lot lately about why I blog. I decided to do a post, maybe in the future I will come up with more reasons. I think it is always good to remind yourself why you blog.

     To Document    
I do not have the best memory, so this is a great way to remember my adventures through life. I think of it as an online scrapbook. 

     To Connect      
I LOVE meeting new people that share similar interests to my own. It fascinates me to see where they live and how different their surroundings are to mine. I would never meet these wonderfully interesting people if it wasn't for blogging!

This is my friend Laura, who I met through bogging. She lives all the way in Spain! That is not quite the hop, skip, and jump from where I live.

        To Share       
It is an awesome feeling when other bloggers leave you nice, thoughtful comments on my posts. I get so happy when I share an outfit or DIY and it inspires someone. It gives me those warm fuzzies of joy.

       To Learn       
When I look back and read my own blog posts, I learn so much about who I am. I see my individuality blossom as my blog progresses. Sometimes I try to pretend it isn't my blog, and I decide if I would follow it or not. (I have come to the conclusion that I would, hahaha.) 

I found this goals list for 2011, it is funny because although I haven't completed any of it (Except I bought a Canon), these goals still stand. These are all things I still want to do, except I am pretty happy with my job at Starbucks. 

Why do you blog?
Xo Chloe.

10 colorful thought(s):

LoriLynn said...

This is too cute! You should totally submit this for my Why I Blog Wednesday Guest Post series!!!! And by submit I mean e-mail me with the HTML version ( or e-mail the post+attach photos)...just sayin...it would totally fit right in :) Xo Lori

Arielle-HumblePieVintage said...

It's a nice thing to step back and really think about why you do, and make sure your doing it for the right reasons and for yourself. I like to pretend I'm the only reader and like you said, would I follow or do I like what I'm reading. When people email me asking for blogging advice or tips, though I'm not really one to give them, I always just say "Blog for yourself. Blog as if your the only one reading."

Kit said...

This is all so true. I use my blog to keep track of what I'm interested in but also to record memories. I write for me but love connecting with people through their own blogs or my own. I think you're right- it's often important to remember why you do it. It can take a lot of time and effort and there's no point if you don't enjoy it or are posting just for the sake of it or to keep others happy!

Valerie said...

I blog for all the same reasons :) It's been so interesting to go back even just a few months and see what has changed and remember things I might otherwise have forgotten.

Rachael said...

I love blogging for a number of reasons much like yourself. I draw a lot of crafty inspiration from reading and seeing what other people create. Mostly I love just having a place that is mine to write out what i'm thinking, notice or is just making me happy. And if I meet great people along the way that want to hop along and share my journey that's great!

Courtney said...

Great post! I can totally relate to all of your reasons! It's definitely nice to have something to look back on and be able to remember all these wonderful things in the future.

Jane HyunJoo Lee said...

I've started blogging last August. I've never thought about reason why started or blog until I saw yours! :D :D :D Thank you for sharing!!

Heather Belle said...

Lovely post :) For me, I think I blog to learn about myself and to meet new people. I've only been blogging since January, but I've already met so many fantastic people, and I'm really starting to learn a bit more about who I am and what I really want from life!
xo Heather

Sophie said...

let me first say, i love your blog. i just found it. also, amazing header. wonderful stuff. i'm going to follow you on the ole' bloglovin.
i just started blogging so i've thought a bit why i started. first, i want another creative outlet. second, it forces me to be more nostalgic. i don't really ever take pictures and i don't often look back. i'm very reflective and thoughtful, i just have a tendency to pack up my bags and move on (to be completely honest). i'd like to have something to look back on. third, i like participating in the blogophere (i love that word!). fourth, i like sharing! seriously, i wish my friends and i would do show and tell each week (actually, maybe i should get this going now that i think about it...).

Mandatory Creations said...

I found this to be really inspiring and I LOVE your to-do list! It reminds me of mine, I try to use little doodles and colors to keep me inspired! Also have a lot of the same things on my to do list. (etsy shop, re-do room, save up for camera!)
I am not yet a blogger but I am more inspired every day. I am also very intimidated, which is why I haven't started yet...eep!

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