Why I Blog

Most people tend to look at me like I am from another planet when I tell them I blog. It goes a little something like this, they ask, what do you like to do in your spare time? “Oh, I write, paint, and blog.” I get a pretty consistent stare from many people who have never even contemplated any of those three hobbies and can’t understand what possesses me. I’ve actually learned to keep my blogging more or less between just me and the rest of the blogging community as I know they understand this desire to write. Because, well most of us know, it certainly isn’t about the money you earn by blogging.

That’s what it is, you know, the reason I blog, it’s out of an uncontrollable need to write. I write for me and me alone, and I just hope that my readers learn to appreciate that. I hope that I write useful information and I hope that I entertain. I am not sure how successful I’ve been at either, but I will keep plugging away until I reach my goal.

I am a very goal oriented person. I set goals and standards for myself, which is great, but at the same time if I fail to meet my standard/goal then I take it very hard. It’s obviously not always a good way to be.

You have to set goals that are almost out of reach. If you set a goal that is attainable without much work or thought, you are stuck with something below your true talent and potential. – Steve Garvey

This quote reminds me very much of my latest upcoming goal, obtaining a BFA in studio art. It won’t be easy, in fact I am sure it will challenge me every step of the way, but all I can do is do my best.

Anyway back to why I blog, I love blogging. Writing is both therapeutic for me, helping me sort out my thoughts and a fun way to challenge myself. Coming up with new ideas for blog posts, expressing myself through my writing allows me to practice the type of writing I enjoy the most, the “creative” kind. Every time I write a blog I believe I grow as a person, in mind and heart. Plus, I also would like to someday write more children’s books and all this writing is good practice.

I hope you enjoyed my blog and the picture story! I created this story in college last year when I was studying multimedia.

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