Someone asked me what my favorite part about blogging was (via my tumblr ask box).
A lot of times people, mostly IRL (in real life), ask me WHY I blog. I basically give the short answer of, "Oh, it's just so much fun!"
(by the way- this is actually me blogging. A friend randomly snapped this photograph of me while I was working haha)
But when I really stopped to think about the answer.... I realized that it's so much more than just "fun."
It's really a lot of work. More work than I thought it would be, that's for sure. I spend about an hour a day answering emails a day for College Prep. I write blog posts for every day of the week. I am constantly on the look out for a new idea for a post. I read other blogs to stay up to date. I stress out daily.
So, "because it's fun" must not really be the answer....
Why do I blog? Why do I love it? Here was my answer...
I'm not going to lie, I also really like the fact that I have built my blog (brand???) from the ground up. I can't even describe to you how strange it is to read through old posts. NEVER would I have thought that the blog has turned into what it is today. And I can say with 100% honesty and 100% certainty, that this is seriously still the beginning.
Beyond that, I think blogging in some strange way has honed my voice and opinion. I started this blog right after the first semester of freshman year. At that point, I was really questioning everything. I mean EVERYTHING. I was confused and frankly depressed and did not know what to do. The road to January 20, 2011 was definitely not bump-free, but I've really survived a lot and more importantly learned a lot, especially about myself.
On a lighter note, it's been absolutely crazy to see social media take off first hand. My first post was in 2008 and whenever I said that I had a blog, people either laughed (well, they kinda still do) or assumed it was about politics. Now EVERYONE is taking part in social media. And I've been sitting back and watching it all unfold- and I LOVE IT.
So there you have it. Why I blog and what I love so much about it.
Why do you blog? What's your favorite part?