Some people blog about a hobby, to display their photography, to communicate with their clients (as a business), to share their expertise, to express their opinions … why do you?
Tonight, I heard this lady’s experience about how she started writing a blog (just last month!) and the steps/stories leading her to it. Perhaps a wee bit coincidental … my question “why do you blog” was already titled to this post (in my drafts). Coincidental, or maybe just that I am more curious to hear about your blogging story after hearing her talk about hers (which started differently, has a unique humor, has a different message to share, etc).
When I was in high school, I was part of this sociology type class where the question was asked: What 5 things do you want to accomplish by the age of 25? We were told to dream big, set no limits. These were my 5 written items:
1. learn a language
2. travel the world
3. fly a plane
4. open a cafe
5. write a book
Surprisingly so (and God-graced), these “dreams” really weren’t that far fetched.
1. learn a language – I had taken high school french, but really wanted to know spanish. So that I learnt! No, I am by no means fluent … but I do understand and connect with it.
2. travel the world – Working for an airline allowed me opportunities to travel 4 different continents (including places I got to use some spanish!).
3. fly a plane – For my 21st birthday, Matt (who was taking flying lessons at the time) surprised me with a flight lesson … and I can proudly say, I flew that little Cessna right over the beautiful Foothills and successfully landed it.
4. open a cafe – This was a dream I thought wouldn’t happen until I was older with older children, with more money, etc, etc. It was an overnight decision a friend and I made to DO something and not just work for “the man”. Alas, SPROUTS was founded.
5. write a book …
As I am now 26 and writing this, I did not “technically” accomplish my last goal. In November 2009, I thought by writing a blog I would one day (by the end of my year as a 25 year old) have material to fit into a book/ideas to go off of. I wanted to somehow incorporate my photography, God, God’s beauty, and truth. I came up with the name “The Object of Today” from the idea that one of my images would give me inspiration to speak about … it would be the day’s “object” to look at and my words would be the “object lesson” of a message that was on my heart.
That 1st post has now brought me here: adding/sharing new objects in my life (like this little boy!), learning new and sometimes old object lessons along the way, making new friends (whom I have never seen face to face but can relate to what they blog about), and realizing a lot about myself through what I write.
What are some of your blogging “roots”? What prompted you to start a blog?
Let me know in a comment below or by posting your own post on why you blog (and link to this post so I can read it!) … I’m interested to read them!
pic pix: back in April @ the Main Dish, Apr.2012