Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Why blog?

I'm often asked why I blog. And more often lately, I've been asked by non-bloggers about starting a blog but not sure if they should. Blogging can be misunderstood and challenging to describe but has been such a rewarding experience for me. In a nutshell, this is why I do it; I hope this helps if you're thinking of starting one up too.

  • Why not?

People say why blog and I say why not? Everyone is unique and has something to share and add with a different point of view. My caveat is that you have to develop and share that unique point of view. Pink to Green is still a work in progress, but I can tell you more often than not, my posts that are unique and personal are my biggest traffic producers. If you would like to share, write and join a community then I say, why not blog. There are so many bloggers out there that if you're interested in something, chances are that there are many others out there too who enjoy the same things. Connect, create, write- why not?

  • Live your best life

This is my cheesiest point, I promise. Oprah always talks about living your best life and I think blogging in a very real way focuses me to do that. By writing about my life and sharing with others, I've held myself accountable to goals. I've developed my photography skills, learned new recipes, learned an immense amount about design/decor/DIY and garnered very handy computer skills. If you're a perfectionist, sharing your life on the internet can be difficult {which I can relate to} but it also comes with great rewards. I have a wonderful journal to look back on and see what I've done in the past couple years and I love that. In the end, it's your life and your blog, make it your best.

  • Community

Blogging is joining a community of like minded people. If you engage your readers, create a dialogue and exchange ideas chances are you'll also make a few friends along the way. What's better than that? People may look at you funny the first few times you tell them about your blogger friends, but I promise that it is one of the kindest group of people I've ever been a part of. I have had the pleasure of meeting a few bloggers in "real life" and a long list of people that I feel are like long distance cheer leaders. I can honestly say that comments from readers absolutely make my day!

  • Keep Creative

My blog is the conduit to my creativity. I'm so grateful to have a place to share creative ideas after a long day working in a non-creative environment. I feel really honored to be connecting with such creative and by-in-large inspiring women. My life is enriched by having a place to challenge my creativity and that's a challenge I look forward to each week. Pink to Green is a fun space for me and I hope that's what your blog is for you too.

So, I'd love to hear. Why do you blog?

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