I’ve been reading some well-written posts on why some of the bloggers that I follow, like A Perfect Canvas and InTheFrow, do what they do in the blogosphere. It made me think about why I was jumping back into the blogging world after the umpteenth time trying.
You may have recalled I briefly spoke about having a blog as early as my teen years (that’s over ten years ago!) and since then, I’ve started and stopped blogging more than I could count. I continuously excuse this behavior by saying that “life get’s in the way” but every time, I kick myself for not sticking through it and persevering through the grind of it all. I’m truly hopeful that I can finally call Rose Gold Rhyme home.
So, despite the constant restarts, why do I keep coming back? What pulls me towards this hobby that no one except other bloggers seem to understand?
I am an introvert, through and through. I am not a fan of parties, of talking to strangers (except for you blogging people! haha), of being the center of attention. Because of this, I tend to be forgotten. No one likes to be forgotten.
With blogging, especially in the lifestyle realm, photography is a necessity. I am so used to being behind the camera that it took me a while to be comfortable being in front, let alone surrounded by strangers. This pushed me to get out of my comfort zone and challenges me to break through the mentality that anyone gives a hoot what you’re doing – they’re too busy caring about what they‘re doing.
Experimenting New Things
During our cruise, I decided to do a vlog. Everything was fine.. until we came upon a tour guide that showed us some termites in the forest, and suggested we eat some because apparently they taste like mint. In my mind, I was like ‘oh, wtf heck no, I am not eating that’ until I remembered the vlog. For the vlog, for you guys, I will! And you know what, it wasn’t bad at all (and yes, it really did taste like mint).
Blogging makes you more adventurous. Whether it be trying new coffee places so you can add variety to your ‘gram or going on day trips to take unique shots for your outfits, or even getting into a tub of cold milk to take some dreamy photos, blogging becomes a reason to try new things you would otherwise skip out on (or be too lazy to try – I fall victim to this way too often).
Be the Best You
So much of lifestyle blogs are aspirational. Perfect homes, perfect offices, perfect life, everything is perfect. We all know it’s not true, but hey, the pictures say it is! Perfect isn’t attainable but in everything, a goal is necessary, even if that goal is a better version of yourself!
What I have noticed is when I blog, I become a better version of myself. I dress nicer, eat better, work out more, become more social, and just overall become more aware of things that I otherwise would be too lazy to notice. In essence, having this blog motivates me to be accountable to just be better.
If you’re a blogger, I ask – what motivates you to keep blogging? And if you’re someone who just loves to read blogs, what makes you continue visiting a blog?