B – ‘BLOGGING’

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Over the course of my life, I’ve embraced a number of different hobbies: art, music, painting just to name a few. But none of them have changed my life or brought me as much satisfaction as blogging.

I started blogging as a personal tool to journal the changes of my life but somewhere along the line, it became less about me writing the story and more about the story changing me. Writing is communication. It is about recording thoughts on paper and compelling others to agree with them. Blogging will not force you to become a better writer, it’ll just happen as you do it. And becoming a better writer holds important benefits for the rest of your life—whether you are creating a book, a presentation, a résumé, or an anniversary card for your spouse.

Once you start writing about your life and the thoughts that shape it, you’ll begin thinking more intentionally about who you are, who you are becoming. Blogging requires time, devotion, commitment, and discipline. And just to be clear, those are all good things to embrace – they will help you get the most out of your days and life. Since beginning to blog, I have become an early riser, a runner, and can now properly identify my favourite at Starbuck’s. And even if those three habits don’t personally appeal to you, blogging will provide opportunity for new life habits to emerge in yours.

Whether it, be through comments, e-mails, or social media, you may be surprised at how quickly you meet people on-line. And by meet people, I mean legitimately form relationships that seek to serve one another. The blogging community is friendly, encouraging, and genuinely cheering.

Blogging not only changes your life, it also changes the life of the reader. And because blogs are free for the audience and open to the public, on many levels, it is an act of giving. It is a selfless act of service to invest your time, energy, and worldview into a piece of writing and then offer it free to anybody who wants to read it. Others will find inspiration in your writing and that’s a wonderful feeling.

Blogging serves many of the same roles as a personal journal. It trains us to be observant and gives weight to the personal growth that we are experiencing. It trains our minds to track life and articulate the changes we are experiencing. Your blog becomes a digital record of your life that is saved “in the cloud.” As a result, it can never be lost, stolen, or destroyed in a fire.

There’s a certain little rush that accompanies the immediate positive feedback that you receive every time a reader posts a comment, shares your writing or tweets. While walking the fine line between finding encouragement in that feedback and obsessing over it may take some time to get used to, it’s far better to find that line than to never seek it out in the first place. Remember, you don’t need to blog as a means to get rich or as a means to gather a huge following. You don’t even need to blog as a means to change the Internet, the change that a blog will cause in your life is reason enough.

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20 thoughts on “B – ‘BLOGGING’

  1. The last line sums it all. seconded Blogging will change lives and perspective of an individual in a significant way. I started blogging seriously 3 months back and am happy i have a source of outlet to my ever clouding thoughts. Lovely post ! 🙂

  2. You have spoken the minds of many here including me. Blogging has changed us for good. Personally, the joy when someone spends those 5 mins to read a piece and appreciates it makes the effort worthwhile.

  3. True that! As a child, teen I loved Dancing. I was so passionate about it. I still am, but as life came in the way, I have lost my magical touch! Blogging made me sane! It is an amazing platform! 🙂

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  4. Having a hobby or something that pleases heart is lovely .
    Blogging is what I love the most now a days :).

    And this post is a motivation to do the things that we love ,but due to changing time we changed ourself.

    I believe its OK to watch tom and jerry or Dance and sing no matter how bad we are at it :p just for the happiness of own.

  5. B for Blogging is such a smart play to the challenge 🙂 you’ve spoken from the heart and your words resonate with so many bloggers. your last line literally hits the nail on the head .. a lot of times we are asked Why we Blog – and in future I would direct them to this post !
    Have fun blogging and sharing all through April!

  6. Hi Romila, you have expressed your thoughts so lucidly. I found myself nodding along as I read. Feels good to have talented folks like you in the blogging world. Waiting for your C….cheers 🙂
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  7. This is brilliant 🙂
    I liked the para in which you stated that blogging is a selfless activity. Yes, I truly understand this: Working so hard to describe emotions that the world feels, just so that they can relate with it, and understand that they too have someone to bear their pain with!
    I’m glad I took up blogging at an early age. It really has made me more disciplined, and concerned about the feelings of others.
    Have a great weekend. Waiting for Monday’s post 🙂

  8. Blogging has helped me reconnect with myself. Blogging for me has been personal in the true sense of the word.
    You nailed it with the thought that one needn’t blog with the intent of changing the internet or the world but for their own selves. That’s exactly what makes blogging such a happy journey.
    Keep up the good work!

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  9. Wow.. what a brilliant ending to the post. “the change that a blog will cause in your life is reason enough.”, Blogging changes life in a great way and most importantly it brings the deep insights of your heart on paper. Enjoyed reading your post.

  10. Blogging has definitely changed me.. first it is interesting to read so much stuff which is not available to all. In fact, they are more interesting than say newspapers and definitely better than FB and its ilk. I am just so glad, I got into blogging.

  11. Taking on the bloging is,probably,one of the best things i’ve done! I have no idea,where the jorney goes,but so far I’m enjoying it.Good luck with the challenge!

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