5.07.2013

Why I Blog..

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. ;)

If you guys don't know Heather, Neely, Ashley, Meg, Whitney or Stephanie - then you're missing out.

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.

Hooah and Hiccups

11 comments:

Jodi said...

All good reasons Amber!! Blogging is so fun! So glad we got to meet through blogging.

thepaceofitall said...

Totally true... you meet so many wonderful people through blogging... and there are a few other great perks too! :)

Neely said...

BFFs for LYYYYYYFE

Meg O. said...

I LOVE this post!! And LOVE you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are one of MY favorite things about blogging!

Another Clean Slate said...

I love how you tweaked the question to be "continue"! And you are right- everyone loves free stuff!

Katie said...

Amen! These are great reasons to blog, and certainly some of mine too! :)

Shelley said...

Love you!! I hope we get to hang this summer!

Whitney said...

I'm so happy I have met you through blogging! You're such a sweetie.

Meghan said...

You are so adorable, like, all of the time. And yes. Blogging is MAJORLY therapeutic for me, too! Heart you, girl!

Brianne Bracco said...

You are awesome girl. :) And yes, great reasons why it is so awesome to keep blogging

Heather @ Cookies For Breakfast said...

Girrrrrl you are too sweet!

Seriously though. I really miss you. I think we all need a Google Hangout soon, simply so I can hear your adorable accent again :)

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