The topic of the link-up Neely is hosting is "Why I Started Blogging..." but my story is a bit boring. It goes a little something like this..
Girl bored out of mind at work. Mindlessly browsing the internet. Came across a random blog. Started reading. Wondered, "what is this blog business? I've never heard of such a thing!" Thought to herself, "well I could do this. I mean, I have like 10,000 journals of random thoughts I've written over the years as an angsty/happy-go-lucky/moody teen, why not publish my thoughts online for the whole world to read?!"
And so it began. My blog that is.
See what I mean? Boring introduction, right?
So, I decided to put a little spin on my post for today. I'm going to blog about....
"Why I Continue to Blog"
There's MANY reasons I've put my heart and soul into this little piece of the interwebs for almost 3 years, but I'm going to narrow it down to the top 3 for you guys today.
First and foremost, the most important reason, is the friendships I've made.
I know I say this a lot, and it seems totally cliche.. but I never, in a million years, imagined that my blog would bring me the friends that I have today. The majority of the people I talk to on a daily basis are people I never would've met had I not started this blog.
Girls I share my secrets with, I go to for advice, I have brunch with, I have a few glasses of wine with, I gossip with, I cry to. All of the things a good friendship should have - I have found through blogging. It amazes me every day.
And yes, I'm a bit sappy for even my own taste sometimes.
This is just a handful of girls I've been lucky enough to meet. But these girls? They're some of my best friends. My BFFs fo'lyfeeee, if you will. ;)
Secondly, is the therapy I get from blogging.
Does that sound weird? I hope not, but whatever. If I could afford to lay out all my problems for a doctor each week while laying on a velvet couch, I so would. But since I can't, I blog. (and take meds, but that's neither here nor there..)
I know, I know.. I don't get "too personal" here all that often. But it still makes me feel sooo good when I am writing. Even if it's just fluff. Sitting down with a blank draft in front of me just does the soul good. Am I right?!
That's me - feeling all light and airy after writing a post to publish here at the blog.
My third, and last reason is totally superficial, but I don't sugar coat things around these parts, so I'm going to be honest with you guys - I love blogging for the benefits I sometimes reap.
By this I mean, giveaway winnings, product reviews, gift cards, etc. It's a definite perk, and I think it makes things even more fun for all of us. Don't lie, you love it too.
I mean, who doesn't love free stuff? Especially dresses, chocolate, hair dryers, jewelry, glasses, planners, wine, books or beer...
I rest my case.