I’ve been reflecting lately on the reasons why I blog. I try hard to have worthwhile content for my readers, and the reasons are pretty simple:
I blog because of you!
I received an e-mail this week from a reader who explained that she has been struggling with depression for months. She went on to tell me that my blog brightened her day. It made me smile.
This is part of Sara’s e-mail (I have asked for her permission to post it).
“I have been struggling with some depression for the past 4 months and I have been aimlessly searching for something to turn it around and get me re-enthused about life and all the beauty it has to offer, something that allows me to express myself but isn’t confined by the bounds of convention or a need of serious money. Well, God works in mysterious ways and your blog is pointing me in the right direction. Thank you for sharing your creativity and inspiration with the world. It’s allowing me to break free of the holds of depression that I’ve been experiencing so that I can jump back into life! Keep your inner fire alive! You are rockin’ it, girl!”
I’ve received a handful of e-mails like this one in the last two years. When I read positive messages like these, it gives me motivation to keep going. It helps me to see that people appreciate what I do. Thank you to those that are positive in your messages to bloggers. Not just to me, but to ALL bloggers.
Thank you for reading!
I blog because I love to decorate!
Blogging is a great way to share what you love, and I LOVE to decorate. I might be obsessed. When I watch movies, I’m looking at the decorations during the movie. I constantly find myself wondering what color of paint is on the walls in other homes. I have a creative brain, and I love to create unique rooms.
I blog because of my family.
I blog to help with money. I am lucky to stay at home with my kiddos. I have a wonderful husband who works VERY hard for us. I like to help out. We’re just like any other family out there. We’re making it…barely.
I use blogging for a creative outlet.
I was blessed with a creative brain. I’m happy to say that blogging helps me “exercise” that creative brain. I love to come up with new projects, and I’m constantly mulling over hypothetical projects. I love to create new things.
I blog to document my projects.
I use my blog as a journal to document my growth as a decorator. It is pretty fun to see how my style has evolved over the years.
Are you a blogger? Why do you blog?