Daily prompt: Why do you blog?
Blogging for me started at least 4 years ago. It used to be a very loose and relaxing thing. I wanted to update my friends about my life and at the same time, exercise some writing skills. Plus, writing always helped me express myself and look at situations more clearly. A lot of time, it was mostly rants about life. That was when I was young and stupid. I no longer do that because ranting is good once in a while, but to no one really wants to read every post being a rant. Plus, life has to have something great to share. When my blog in the previous space merged with WordPress, I decided to take all those posts down and start fresh.
This blog, Tranquil Dreams at WordPress marked a new start. Back then, I was already working on being positive about life. It was about learning to see the better side of things. Everyday reality tries to rip us apart and throw us lots of lemons. Its our job to make the lemonade. Its our job to turn a half empty glass and see it as half full. In essence, it was finding the little things that made you grateful for being alive. It could be a smile from a stranger or just someone unexpected helping you out or even just a kind word, meeting a friend randomly on the street and catch up. Anything could be a great thing that happens in life and if you can amplify that and make it into a great day, then life becomes just so much brighter. I don’t like to be preachy about this because I’m still learning and I have a long way to go. I still have days that knock me down and I don’t know where to find the motivation to push through those thick thick rainy clouds sitting on top of my head.
What this blog does, is it helps me express myself. When I first started, I posted and wrote responses to prompts mostly. After the first year of keeping to myself, I got inspired to change things around and make it more to explore what I loved. Sharing my photography, then I started getting back into baking and sharing the recipes, going into my creative side and doing crafts. By the end of last year, I started looking into movies and this year, I’ve dedicated it to a whole versatile list of interests that I have.
What this has done is make me find time to do the things I love. Blogging has helped me to meet great people just like YOU (YES YOU! Whoever you are reading this). Its made me learn to find time to relax. Its also made me express my feelings and share it with everyone. Most of all, I blog because it reminds me of a lot of happy things and it keeps me positive and striving to make something out of the things I love. Maybe I never can make a career out of it, but at least I know that it gives me the courage and strength to push through and try to do the things I love. So many of you are doing that and being extremely successful at it. Why can’t I do it too, right?
This has turned into a huge piece of writing. The reason I blog is actually quite simple: HAPPINESS! All the elements of blogging make me happy..whether its reading your posts or writing mine. The process of it is enjoyable, chatting to awesome people in the blogosphere makes me happy 🙂 Its taught me to live for myself above all and do the things I love even if others find that its meaningless. Doesn’t matter because its meaningful to me: Its MY space to be ME 🙂
Why do you blog?