I remember my first post. I was 12 and it was during the school break. Being the nocturnal creature I am, I was wide awake watching videos on YouTube. I had always really wanted to start a blog but during that November I was really inspired to start. That was the month I had really gotten into poetry and writing and the art of spoken word poetry. I grew attached to the phrases and words beautifully spoken by the likes of Sarah Kay and Shane Koyczan. I wrote poems in abundance but realized that I had no way to share them. I didn't want my poems and ideas to just sit and collect dust. And that was when I found out about blogging.
Sometimes I can't control the ideas in my mind. At times they just won't stop pestering me. I'm a person that over analyses every situation and dwells on past occurrences and cringey moments. I don't think I ever stop thinking. That night that I decided to share my first post. I was excited and nervous. I was finally going to start a blog. But what if no one read it? What if they hated my content? What if people I knew ridiculed me about it? I didn't sleep that night. I realized how much I was over analyzing it and I continued posting. I was obsessed with blogging. Sometimes I would post five times a day.
But I realize that's not the point of this post. The honest truth to why I blog is..... it has given me a voice. I'm a very shy and awkward person in real life. I don't like to share what I really think in situations that require my input. I'm quite content just nodding and saying yes. I wish I would speak my mind more and stretch out of my comfort zone. And I keep telling myself I will but I don't. Blogging has enabled me to be the person I see myself striving to be in real life . Behind this computer lies a quirky thirteen year old just trying to get through high school. In my head I hold so many views on things I don't share in my ordinary life.
Blogging isn't just my hobby. It's my home away from home. It's the place where I can say the things I want to. Where I feel no judgment and pressure to write a certain way or do certain things. I feel my voice is valued. And I want to thank all you readers for taking the time and reading my posts and giving me your input. I am so thankful that I started blogging and found so many other people who enjoy reading and writing blog posts the same way I do.
If you blog, is there any reason as to why?