The topic for today is ‘Blog Chat’. So I thought I’d blog about why I blog.
I’ve always enjoyed writing. When I was 15 I wrote a ‘book’. I don’t think it was very good but it filled two exercise books! My friends were very polite when they read it. I suppose writing is kind of like talking. And a lot of people will tell you I’m pretty good at that!
I first starting blogging when I did my round the world trip back in 2007/2008. It was more of a diary so my parents still knew I was alive really. The posts weren’t very coherent and were mainly just streams of thought, very rambling ones! Mum pointed out that my spelling was atrocious. I think I’ve improved on that front, at least a little.
Once I got back, I didn’t touch the blog again. Then in 2012, I was trying to break into digital marketing and met with the owner of a search agency. He said that I should get into blogging to show prospective employers what I can do. And it worked! I started my travel blog, The Humble Tourist in June and in October I was embarking on my career as a Content Marketing Executive. All without the supposedly prerequisite degree in marketing.
I kept on blogging because I was enjoying it but I ran out of old travel stories to tell and it became harder and harder to think of new content ideas. I didn’t want to let all my hard work go to waste so in January of this year, I decided to take a new turn a launch this lifestyle blog.
The best thing about being a lifestyle blogger is that I can write about whatever I like! I don’t have to worry about sticking to travel and I simply write to please myself. I’d like to think that I have one or two readers who enjoy the little insight into my life.
It’s fun to think that I have this little corner of the internet all to myself. I love the blogging community as everyone seems so nice and supportive. I really want to meet some bloggers. I’m really bad at the whole networking/mingling thing though! Being faced with a crowd of strangers is really intimidating. I’m determined to put myself out of my comfort zone so I’m going to Blogstock! It’s the first blogging festival and is taking place on 8th and 9th August near Elstree, Hertfordshire. I’m so looking forward to meeting other bloggers from all niches and learning something along the way.
Do you blog? If so, why? If you don’t blog, why not? It’s great fun!