Why did I start blogging?
This is a question I asked myself five minutes ago as I stared blankly at the screen of my computer, the curser a throbbing reminder that I had nothing to blog about and probably wouldn’t for a number of days. This lead me to ripping a large amount of pages out of my idea’s book and tearing them to minute pieces not only because I was frustrated, but because they where all completely useless idea’s. This turn of events led me to asking that fateful question, why did I even start this in the first place?
Don’t get me wrong, I love blogging and the community that comes with it, but there are few things more frustrating than writers block, and unfortunately I seem to be encountering an inspiration dry spell. I read other blogs, I brainstorm, I frantically search my mind for vaguely exiting occurrences that may have happened in the recent past, and still nothing.
I suppose to answer my question, I need to journey back to when it all began, the 13th of June 2013. On this fateful day I decided I wanted to become ‘someone’ and the best way to do that was to start a blog. So, I did some research and decided wordpress was a suitable website and made an account in the name of ‘thelonelylion98’. I then introduced myself to the blogging world with a truly terrible post called ‘umm… hi guys?’ which, to this day, has two views, zero likes, and zero comments. I then followed this up with a large number of equally terrible posts, usually only five sentences long, which I put in the category ‘comedy’ even though they where completely unfunny.
It wasn’t until I was nominated for The Leibster Award on the 1st September that I actually started trying with this blog. How I managed to get nominated for an award I will never know but I still owe pretty much any success this blog has to Kattie Kate. Thank you so much for saving me from my awful ‘comedy’ posts all those months ago.
So, to answer my question, I guess I started blogging because I want to be ‘someone’. Before you say anything, I’m not asking for sympathy. I’m not trying to make out I’m some poor girl ignored by everyone she knows, I just decided it would be nice to try something new and see what happened. If you think about it, everyone wants to be someone, they just go about doing it in a different way. Anyway, whatever the reason was, I’m very glad I started blogging and I certainly won’t be stopping any time in the near future, weather you like it or not.
Thanks for reading!