I used to think blogging was a waste of time.
I thought blogs were written by narcissistic people who think the whole world cares about what they have to say. (Well, maybe I still think that’s true of some blogs ha, ha…)
It seemed to me that it would be pointless to start a blog when there’s already a gazillion out there. I mean, how many times have I read the same basic topic rehashed over and over by different bloggers?
I was sure that I would never start blogging.
So… what in the world am I doing with a blog? Here it is in a nutshell:
I want to practice my writing.
I want to challenge myself.
I want to keep myself accountable.
I want to practice my writing. I loved writing in high school and college, but ever since then I’ve not really had a reason to write. I used to write in a diary (I filled at least ten actually) but I haven’t kept that up in the past couple years. I miss writing (and am getting a bit rusty) so I want a reason to start practicing again.
I want to challenge myself. I’m great at starting things. I’m great at getting all excited about new goals. I guess what I’m not so great at is having the discipline to always follow through on those goals. But, I don’t want to start a blog just to get tired of it and stop it a month later. I am challenging myself to try to blog at least once a week for the rest of 2015.
I want to keep myself accountable. Speaking of goals, I have a whole list of them for this year. One of those goals is that I want to try out at least one new recipe every week. To help me achieve that goal, I want to make myself accountable by blogging about each new recipe that I try (even if it’s a fail!)
Oh, and I should add that while I’ve been playing around with the idea of a blog for awhile, what helped me decide to actually start one was how awesome and encouraging my husband was when I talked to him about it. 🙂
So, there you have it. That is why I changed my mind about blogging.