Why Do I Blog?

Do you ever find yourself driving alone in your car listening to a Millennial podcast and asking yourself questions like, “Why do I love what I love?”

No?

Neither do I.

Just checking to see if anyone did, because you’d be an L 7 weenie.

I will be honest and say that there are times when I question my likes and loves. For example, as a child, why did I like dance and not cheer? I could’ve totally been one of those *rude cheerleaders from my junior high (no offense to any PJHS cheerleaders reading this, but you kind of made my life hell in the 7th grade, so I guess I’m not sorry) who was popular and discovered hair straighteners and eyeliner before anyone else. Instead, I learned tact and poise from dance, but sometimes I wonder.

*Disclaimer: I don’t think all cheerleaders are rude, but there is this one from junior high who I will not name, even though I remember it. You’re awful. 

Lately, since watching the Olympics, I wonder why I didn’t love sports as a kid. I don’t think I was exposed to them much, but I did play soccer for a year. That was a hilarious mistake. Or maybe it was just me discovering a new talent…

Couldn’t you imagine me as an intense soccer player? Or a volleyball player? Or a cyclist? Thanks to the Olympics, I can! As far as I’m concerned, I’m just your average Gabby Douglas who can flip and bend and snap and all of that fancy, terrifying shit. I just don’t know it yet. P.S. how amazing is she?

One thing I do love is blogging. Reading blogs. Writing blogs. Thinking of blogs. I love it all. Even the word blog is fun to say, easy to type, and would fit nicely across my knuckles if I decided to tattoo BAMF BLOG one my fingers one of these days. Who knows? I’M UNPREDICTABLE.

I’m also nosy, which is a huge reason why I love reading about other people’s lives.

Have you ever heard of Day in the Life posts? I’m obsessed. Basically, a blogger will track what they do all day, sometimes down to the minute, and they’re some of my favorite posts to read. You learn about when they wakeup, workout, what they do at 11:23am, if they bought an iced coffee from Marylou’s, which thanks to Tina from Carrots ‘N’ Cake, I am obsessed about visiting.

They’re awesome.

Blogging is an excellent way to connect with others through life experiences and sharing your story. I’m actually friends with a blogger who I’ve followed for years, and though we’ve never met in person yet, we keep each other up-to-date via social media. Also, her snaps are the best.

I just love knowing what people do.

How they feel and how they live their lives.

What they ate for breakfast.

And I love people knowing about me, which is strange because I’m pretty private most of the time.

Over the past couple of months, I’ve been opening up more here on Powered by Sass, and it’s been rewarding and rejuvenating. I love when readers contact me and tell me that they connected with my posts. They don’t feel alone in their thoughts because there’s someone else out there who feels the same way too.

Here are a couple messages I’ve received about my last post, which you can find here.

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I love that.

Blogging is so much more than just typing up a quick blurb and calling it a day.

It’s an outlet for most.

A way of life.

A job.

A haven.

A most important part of your day.

The most important part of your day.

For my fellow bloggers out there, keep writing! Keep connecting with other bloggers and with your community. People read what you write.

You might have twenty-four readers.

You might have two hundred.

But you’re making a difference.

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If you’re new to the blogging world, I’ll connect you with some of my favorites:

Peanut Butter Fingers

Carrots ‘N’ Cake

Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life

Running on Peanut Butter

We Took The Road Less Traveled

Jessica Lynn Writes

The Healthy Maven

If any of you ladies ever need a guest blogger, let a gal know. 😉

 

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