"Why do you blog?" is a question that all bloggers face regularly.
Many people who have never seen nor read a blog before cannot understand the need or want for people to put their thoughts, their images and their opinions on an open forum, for anyone to read. The whole idea is foreign to them.
I started my blog a couple of years ago. It was borne out of a curiosity, a want to write somewhere but not in a diary, something in which I could be the real me, say what I wanted and voice any opinions I had. Alongside personal posts I have written about everything from the death penalty to reintroduction of animal species.
Over the past few years my blog has evolved along with me. Although I still write about my thoughts and opinions of the day, a lot of the posts have started to flow along the same course as I began to find my self confidence and a happiness within myself.
Through reading other plus size fashion blogs and writing about my own journey coming out of a closet full of black, I have found a real love of fashion. I love doing the outfits of the day posts; which terrified me previously. I actively check out the new trends for each season and encompass the ideas into my own wardrobe.
I don't write to a schedule nor do I worry if I haven't written anything for a while. I write this blog because I love it, it isn't a duty or obligation. I love to write and this scratches that itch for me. If no one were to ever read the blog again I wouldn't mind. I've poured a little part of myself into it and in return, it's given me a lot of happiness.
I have heard, as no doubt many have, of other's people's opinions on blogging, and bloggers. We are losers, we are sad lonely people attached to our keyboards, we are idiots and dime a dozen. Personally my blogging experience has been lovely people, shared interests and lots of fun, but then, people do love to hate what they don't know.
Blogging can be anything you want it to be, be it on a professional basis or just a hobby that you enjoy. Everyone's blogging story is different.
What's your story?