In the past couple of years, part of me has struggled with the idea of "blogging". If you have been reading for some time now, you have probably noticed it. I go in between writing a lot about different things I am doing and feeling and ways in which I am growing up and living my life. Sometimes, I have felt that some things are too personal to share, or some things may not be well received, or I think why would anyone want to read about that?
I found this post a couple days ago and it really inspired me to make my blog all that I want it to be. I was really bummed out this past week when I found out that Instagram will be changing their feed with an algorithm-based personalized feed. Instagram is stating that on average, people miss about 70 percent of the posts in their instagram feed. Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter (which I was very happy to get rid of recently) and other social media platforms will always be changing.
When I started blogging in 2010, I had no idea what I was doing with my life. I just wanted to write about it. My blog probably looked so ridiculous for a long time, but over time I have created my own online space to share my lifestyle. My blog is valuable to me and I am going to continue to put time and effort into posts about my life and also pursue ideas about postings tutorials, do-it-yourself projects, cooking and baking and travel.
My blog has become a journal and home for some of my thoughts. I mentioned that sometimes I feel like things have been too personal to share. I may not go into too many details about a certain situation, but it has been important for me to express my emotions in writing on this blog. I have been able to reconnect with people, friends have been able to see what I have been up to and I have also been able to create a print document of my blog as well using Blurb.
My blog has been able to evolve with my lifestyle. In the past 6 years of blogging, my medium went from a sweet and care-free eight-teen year old chick, playing and having fun, unsure of the future, to an almost TWENTY-FOUR year old woman, wife and homemaker with goals, dreams and plans for the future! If I stop blogging now, where will I post all of the things that I accomplish in the next year, the next 5 years?
I will not be 'ditching' the blog anytime soon.