I started this blog just because. I don’t think I had any particular reason other than fellow blogger and good friend Eleanor made it sound pretty interesting and (unknowingly) talked me into starting one just to see what all the hype about this craziness was.
Well, it’ll officially 7 months today (woah o.O really?!) That’s right, I wrote my first post on October 12th, 2015, though I re-published that, so here’s the one from October 13th. Anyway… one of the most surprising things that I have found is that blogging really has totally helped my self esteem.
Not just the writing itself, though it has been nice to get all these things out of my head. The writing is definitely part of it. I’ve actually learned quite a bit about myself while doing this, and I’ve got the chance to impart my own brain droppings to the rest of the world that wants to read it.
I’ve had so many beautiful comments from you, sunshines. I’m quite surprised at the reception I’ve received as well. I’m at 200 followers, which is just unbelievable.
Also, the fact that I’ve stuck with something really helps. I’m one of those people that will start all sorts of things and then they end up falling by the wayside because of any number of factors. I’ll tell you, not finishing most things that you start is a great way to kill your self esteem. This is kind of a counter acting piece to this. I’m determined to write something most days, and I always schedule my writings out just in case I have times where I end up not writing anything.
I’ve definitely started feeling better about myself since starting this blog. It’s cathartic really, and I understand why so many people blog now. I totally didn’t get it before I started writing my own.
All in all, it’s a beautiful thing. I’m soo glad that I started doing this. I’m happy for the new found self esteem, and I’m happy for the outstanding connections I’ve made with other beautiful bloggers.
So sunshines, how has blogging helped you?