I’ve told you that it is a crazy week for me, and not a good one, so I am trying not to be too lazy, but I can’t do a massive Up for Discussion post today, so I thought I might do one on Why We Blog. I will start. I will tell you why I blog. Then you can leave me a comment with why you blog, or maybe you might do your own blog post on why you blog with a pingback to this post. Why do you think?
Why I Blog
I wrote my first blog post on WordPress, in September 2010, however it wasn’t my first blog. I originally started in January 2010 on Blogspot, First One.
I started a blog for a couple of reasons, one was because I was photographing cycling and trying to sell the photos. A guy who worked with my husband suggested that I start a blog, that people liked blogs. Well it never helped with the cycling, but then it had a second effect. Suddenly I wanted to post, I wanted to share my photos, and over time I realised that the photos I was taking for the posts was changing.
I changed to WordPress in September because I liked the stats better. WP had much better stats, still do, you could really get an idea of what people were looking at, it was good. Then I started meeting people, I started making friends. I have met some amazing people virtually, I love seeing what they do. It has been such an incredible experience.
I really came to WP and blogging with the intention of using it to help me produce work. In September 2010 I was trying to do lots of things, art wise that is, painting, printmaking, drawing and taking photos. I thought having the blog would make me do work for it, but it really didn’t work out that way. Within a year of starting this blog I made the decision to give everything else up and concentrate on photography, I have never regretted that decision.
Then in November 2011 I decided to challenge myself to see if I could do a post every day, and post a photo each for the month of November, and since that time I have done a post nearly every day since. With the exception of the odd here I still post everyday. It works for me.
Posting each day makes me to go and take photos. Being a relatively lazy person, going out to take photos can be hard, so with the threat of a blog and the need for photos, I have taken far more photos than I would have otherwise. I have found the blog a fantastic incentive to take photos.
The blog has meant I have met people who I would never have met otherwise. It drives me to get out and take photos to show people. It has been an incredibly positive experience for me.
So why do you blog?
I’m just going to approve all the comments for now, and I will try to respond to them all, but I hope you will forgive me if I can’t.
The photos today are from various posts during my first year on WordPress.