Many people may be wondering why I blog? Common questions they might be asking are: Doesn’t it take up a lot of time? Do you make money off blogging? What’s the point? How do you come up with topics? Do people read your blog? Do you enjoy it?
Those are all fantastic questions, which I’ll be happy to answer, but I think you’ll find my motivation behind blogging to be different from your initial thoughts.
I started blogging several years ago, because it was my outlet for a lot of things. As I was learning things, I wanted to share those things with others. I wanted to share my experiences, my adventures, my struggles, my triumphs, my family and everything in between. I started blogging because, at the end of the day, I only wanted to help people.
I first started blogging about health and fitness, then when I got married, I focused more on marriage and teaching myself to cook. Then when we started trying for a family, my focus shifted to our struggle conceiving and our journey with infertility. Once we finally got pregnant, I start writing about my son and everything parent, DIY, crafts and kids. As you can see, my focal point for my writing has shifted a lot over the past couple years and now I incorporate everything into my blog. Some bloggers tend to focus on one thing like fashion, travel or parenting, but I found myself wanting to branch out and not get “stuck” on one general topic.
Sure, blogging takes up time. You can make money blogging if you really devote time and energy into it, and fortunately I don’t think I’ll ever run out of topics. There is so much going on all of the time that there will always be a new blog topic for me to write about. I have a relatively large following, and I really enjoy sharing my experiences, adventures, crafts, recipes, advice and more with each and every one of them.
I blog because it’s a way for me to connect with a variety of people on a variety of topics. I love it, and I plan on growing my blog tremendously over the next couple months. I can’t wait for you all to be a part of it!
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