“Fill your paper with the breathing’s of your heart.” —William Wordsworth
I am often asked by some people in my family and friends circle why do I blog especially since it barely gives me any income. Most people who ask me this question has no idea how helpful blogging has been for me. But I have been pondering about this question for sometime now and here are my top reasons for blogging.
1) I intend to use my voice:
I have a voice or voices and blogging is the perfect platform me to unleash my thoughts and express myself the best way. By Voice, I obviously don’t mean a high-pitched, squeaky voice singing, “In the jungle, the mighty jungle,” to the little one and dancing like a clown. Even as a kid I used to keep a journal and blogging is an extension of that–a space for me to vent my emotions, rant and just be myself.
2) It is saving my sanity:
Being a first time mum is helluva crazy ride which can leave you utterly overwhelmed. As Sylvia Plath said, “I feel very still and empty, the way the eye of the tornado must feel moving dully along in the middle of the surrounding hullabaloo.” Blogging gives me some purpose in life, a mission and a feeling that I am more than just a wife and a mum.
3) It has definitely unleashed the inner stylist in me.
Before starting a blog, I loved clothes and dressing up just like any other girl but since this blog, I am becoming more into a stylist. Style, I have always felt is like a form of art. It is merely not taking few pieces of garments and throwing it in. There’s so much of thinking involved to come up with a look and it really brings out my creative side. Dressing up and feeling good should not be luxury of few people who have money and time, it can be done easily by everyone. Everyone should have the opportunity to look and feel good and I hope my blog helps my readers to get in touch with their inner stylist.
4) I have made some great friends.
Yes, we all know opening up yourself in the big bad world of internet can get you attention in a not-so good way but looking at the brighter side I have made some great friends–some are great poets, some are awesome stylists, some are great photographers, some are good cooks, some just make me laugh with their daily tidbits, some are curious travelers. All of them are interesting no one is boring or dangerous.
So, yes despite anybody’s misgivings I will blog, I will write because I am writer and that’s what writers do 🙂
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