Enough about that though, I've been thinking about blogging. Why do I do it? Is it because my fashion sense is so evolved that I have to share what I wear everyday? No! I really like fashion and even though I don't have the most extensive wardrobe, and lots of what I do have comes from thrift stores instead of boutiques, I like a well composed outfit. I feel like it's one of the many ways that I express myself. But I don't consider myself a fashion blogger. (I almost never write--the above paragraph excluded-- about clothes.) Taking pictures of my outfits does help motivate me to shower and groom myself on an
Blogging isn't just a matter of rolling out of bed, snapping a few pictures and writing a few clever paragraphs--although I do hope some of it's clever. When I write posts I try to slow down and think about what part of our life (meaning Nick and mine, not you and me; but I think you're great too) I want to share. It gives me an opportunity to evaluate and contemplate, which is really great and makes blogging like journaling for me. An extension of that is that blogging forces me to make the time to write every day, and since writing's what I want to do secretly shhh! for my career it's really good practice.
When I blog I feel part of a larger community. I get to share some things that I definitely wouldn't tell a stranger, but it's okay because you guys aren't strangers (except for you, yeah I'm talking to you, the creeper in the wolf shirt) and those of you who have blogs, I get to read about your life too. It's sort of like having cyber pen pals. I get positively giddy when my phone beeps and I see that someone has commented on a post. And I'm pretty sure Nick has bruised ribs from me poking him in the side, telling him to look at this cute picture or to share a funny story from one of your lives.
Wow, this post is becoming an expository essay. To conclude I also blog because it forces me to create and have adventures. Maybe "force" is too strong of a word, because these are the kind of things that I'd want to do anyway. Blogging reminds me though to take advantage of each day and make life fun. I try to capture that life and fun on camera, but sometimes I forget.
Twitter version, in case you couldn't weed through my essay above:
- fashionista, no; clothing lover, yes
- blogging community = cyber pals
- improve my writing
- force me to create
- remind me to be adventurous
- become a better photographer
'Kay, your turn. Why do you blog or why do you read blogs? (Queen Alison decrees that everyone must answer this question. So let it be typed, so let it be done. This means you Helen, Stephanie, and Grandma Hoaglund. : )