Why Do I Blog?
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The other day I was taking advantage of small pause at work to do some blogging and my coworker came to me and asked me:
“How do you have the interest to blog and work your ass out every single day?”
Well, as you could imagine, my answer was “Well, because I love it!”. However, this answer was not enough for him. He continued pressuring me with questions to understand why do I give myself the work every single day and destroy my resting time with more work. My answers were not the best (I wasn’t expecting to be asked this out of the blue), but at the end I said that blogging was one of those things that it simply worked for me! I loved what I was doing and I couldn’t care less having less resting time if it meant to be working on my blog.
Nonetheless, this answer was not enough for him either. What he wanted to understand was what are the things about blogging that made me understand that I love to do this and makes it a kind of “work” that I really have fun doing it and would love to be able to do it as a career for the years to come. In the end he wants to find the same thing and was trying to understand from my example if he could find his own love.
I couldn’t answer properly, because let’s face it, there are no proper words to explain why I love blogging so much! It’s one of those things that are hard to put into words. However, for the sake of this post, I will try to tell some of the reasons that makes me love Blogging and why I want to do this in full-time someday.
Now, this is not direct to blogging itself, it’s more directed to WordPress. For bad and for good there is something that no one can tell me otherwise. The Anime Blogging Community in WordPress is the best community I ever encountered in the Internet. Yeah, it started with a like, with a comment, with a mutual following. However, at this point, there are many people out here that I consider as friends! People who I love to talk to and learn from! To be honest, the community must be the first thing that makes me coming back. At this point, when I see WP not posting my posts in the reader as it should and I see my views going down because of that it makes me mad, not because of the views itself, but because people who I care and want to show my content will not read it.
But, there’s more than that. We welcome new people with such a warm and great hug,we are lovely to each other. We do care about the other bloggers and try to help them the best we can. All of that makes this experience way better than just… Blogging.
I’m not gonna lie, I’m a creative person, always have been! So, finally finding a place where I can be creative all I want with no kind of limits is just… GREAT! I’m really proud of some ideas I got in these 6 months of blogging. Some examples are the “Let’s all write a book” tag and the Hunger Games Anime Edition and, of course, the Anime Blogging Party on Facebook that gave this blog the push of the first followers.
To be honest I don’t really have a hard time (at least at the moment) to think of new ideas and create new posts. I think it’s because I’ve always had so many ideas that I couldn’t put out there to begin with! So, yeah… The possibility of letting my creativity to burst out is also one of the best things about blogging.
I don’t get so upset as I used to when a post don’t goes well. However, it is still important for me to see my blog growing and seeing people liking my posts enough to like, or even getting the time to leave a comment.
Being creative is great and all, but to really have people following your content, reading almost everything you do, liking it, commenting it… I dunno, it really warms my heart and makes me happy! 🙂
Other thing that I love about blogging is following other people’s work! It amazes me that there is not even one blog where the writing is even similar! Moreover, we have all these creative people gathered in one place putting their ideas out and… Oh boy! They are good!
So, yeah, it really amazes me and it inspires me a lot! Seeing new ideas, Animes I never even heard of, different ways of writing, Video Games that I should have played ages ago but wasn’t able to find… I don’t know… Everything! The community is full of ideas and going through all of those is just fun!
Blogging gave me a lot of things! I’m more confident today because of this little place! I’ve got to meet a lot of awesome people due to blogging! It also makes me a happier person! I don’t know… It’s hard to explain with words why I love blogging so much. In the end, it’s one of those things that really have fun doing it and exploring it.
Would I want to make a living out of blogging? Yes, completely! Especially because I would have more time to work on it and explore other types of outlets such as video, podcast and so on. However, I know that it will take a LONG, LONG time… Maybe I won’t be even able to do it… I don’t know, we’ll see. For now I’m loving the ride and I’m going to take the most out of it!
Just a small comment before I go, it seems to me that my post yesterday didn’t appear in most of your readers. Probably because it was a scheduled post? I don’t know, WordPress is at it again -.- This way, if you didn’t come across my latest post about the Hunger Games: Anime Edition, you can read it here! And don’t forget to vote! 😀 we are almost at the finals!