Welcome to Day 31 of the 31 Day Blogging Challenge! I absolutely loved posting daily and I just want to thank everybody who commented, liked and read what I put out. In just this month alone, I had over 1,100 views which astounds and humbles me. Today’s final topic ‘Why Do I Blog’ is the perfect way to end a blissful month of writing and self-reflection.
There are so many reasons why I like to blog. First and foremost…I love writing period. I have loved to write ever since I was a little girl and the infatuation only grew as I did. Before Peace.Love.Veggies, I had tried launching a blog twice but the timing never felt right and I wasn’t sure what content I wanted to create. In March 2015, I was full of inspiration after my first novel had been published and from the moment I began, the posts kept flowing organically. It didn’t matter to me who read my work and who didn’t as long as I got to write, create and express myself. Now, I cannot imagine not having a blog as it brings me so much joy. Not once did this 31 Day Challenge ever stress or irritate me. I thoroughly enjoyed every single second of it.
The second reason I love to blog is it inadvertently assists me with self-love, growth & development. Having an online diary allows me to be brutally honest about my life and this in turn, is healing, brave and nourishing for my soul. I get to explore topics that require uncovering. I get to share pieces of myself with friends, family and strangers. I’m no longer afraid to say exactly how I feel or what I’m currently struggling with. I have received so much love and support from fellow readers. I have even had friends message privately saying they know me better now. I have always declared that I write far better than I speak so if I haven’t always been 100% upfront in the past, it’s because I needed the right platform in which to do so. Writing is my craft which I will continue to perfect until the day I die.
The third reason why I blog is because creative outlets are one of the most important things to have in life. As Elizabeth Gilbert says in Big Magic: ‘if you’re alive, you’re a creative person.’ We were never just born to pay bills and die. We are creatures of great ideas, thoughts & gifts which are just waiting to be discovered within. My hidden gem is writing and knowing that I get to share that with the world is the most wondrous blessing. It almost feels like a societal act of rebellion sometimes. Sure, I’ll work and make a contribution but I’m going say exactly what I think at the same time. Our creativity is one of the many things that truly makes life worth living. You can work like a dog for the rest of your days but please make time for your craft.
I could list several more reasons but I’ll leave it there. Please let me know why you love to blog and thank you again for taking this journey with me. I will be uploading my July Favourites tomorrow and after that, I will resume posting weekly. In 2017, I am thinking about blogging more regularly throughout the week so stay tuned!
Peace & Love xoxo