If you’re a blogger you will have a reason why you blog but if you’re not a blogger it may be hard to understand why these people spend so much time doing what they do – writing stuff, taking photos, putting it all together, shouting about it on social media and often just procrastinating long into each evening, pottering about online. Why do bloggers really blog?
For me, I blog because I love it. It started out as a way of documenting LP’s weaning journey but it has literally taken over my life. It has given me something to do every evening, so much so that I can hardly remember what I used to do between 8pm and midnight every evening, especially on the days when Dave as working shifts long into the night.
My blog is a permanent record of the children as they grow, from when LP was about 8 months old her whole life is on these pages and Little Man has been on this blog from the minute I announced my second pregnancy. It’s like a diary but so much better.
For me I blog because it makes my life so much bigger. My life is so much fuller than it was before – every minute of my time is spoken for, I am surrounded by friends that understand me and want to spend time with me and the children, I spend days and weeks doing things that I never thought I would get the opportunity to do and I get to introduce the children to so much so early in their lives too – holidays, experiences and just incredible people.
That’s why I blog. But bloggers blog for so many different reasons. Some blog to give them something to do, to take up some time on maternity leave or to fill a gap in their evenings:
Many people blog because they just love to write, it gives them an outlet to rant or vent or they just want to embrace their creative streak, take photos and write about them:
Others blog to raise awareness, as therapy, to fight a cause or to get over trauma in their lives:
Others blog for the social aspect – to talk to people, for social stimulation or to make like minded friends:
And many, many bloggers blog to document their family lives, as a journal to look back on or a place to share photos and a little glimpse of their lives with family who are far away:
Others blog as an income, a way into freelance work and to provide their family with things they otherwise wouldn’t have:
And some blog for the strangest of reasons – but they are still here, doing that thing they love to do.
There are many reasons that bloggers blog but whatever reason makes a blogger start to blog you will find that they have so many more reasons for carrying on blogging as the years and months go by. I have never heard any blogger say they regret starting to write, and even those that give up blogging often wish that they still had their little space online when something happens and they wish they could write about it somewhere.
Bloggers blog ultimately, because they love it, because they have something to say and because there is so much more to it than that. Having a blog is not like having a diary. Having a blog is being a blogger.
Why do bloggers blog? Because once you start blogging it becomes a way of life, no matter why you started in the first place.