I've seen a lot of these kinds of posts floating around the blog world and was thrilled to see my Skype bestie, Meg, had tagged me in her post and another blogging friend, Cassie, did, too! And because I know how much you love a good 'ol blogging post, here's the scoop on why I blog:
WHAT AM I WORKING ON?
Aside from a few random blog posts that I want scheduled for this month, I've got my post for this month's The Circle link-up, catching up (aka editing) my 365 posts, and some fiction as well. So a little bit of everything, I suppose?
HOW DOES MY WORK DIFFER FROM OTHERS?
Unlike a lot of bloggers, my blog is pretty much all about me (sounds like a great read, I know). As a single twenty-something, I don't have adorable kids or a hot boyfriend/husband to focus my thoughts, writing, or photos on. So it's pretty much all about the many thoughts that run through my mind on a daily basis. Fascinating, right?
WHAT'S MY WRITING PROCESS?
Hmmm...that's a good question! I tend to batch-write my blog posts and will generally write a few week's worth of posts in one weekend and when I find that I'm out of posts, I'll dedicate time to writing more. But I try not to force myself to write anything, so I'll also have a bunch of drafts I can just add photos/graphics to and publish if need be.
I've found that with work, my biggest tip is to keep lists of post ideas. I'm not really a planner girl (I much prefer keeping track of things mentally and on sticky notes), so I'll just jot down post ideas if they pop into my mind, often right before bed.
I've also noticed that my biggest obstacle when creating posts is coming up with photos to go with them. Working a full-time job sometimes takes daylight hours away from me to take photos, so I'll try and batch-photograph images as well if I have the time on weekends.
So to sum it up, batch-writing and batch-photographing is how I roll.
WHY DO I BLOG?
Because I need to. Because I love the community. And because I cannot imagine not doing it. It was a weird thing to jump into, and I never thought it would meet my needs for community, but it has and I'm so grateful for it.
AND A FEW BLOGGERS I ADMIRE AND AM TAGGING FOR THIS BLOG TOUR OF SORTS...
Amy from Taking Steps Home. You honestly cannot not like this girl. She's hilarious. She's honest. She's open and she's honestly like a big sister to me. Full of so much wisdom, inspiration, and love. That girl rocks.
Amber from Under the Oklahoma Sky. This girl is another sister, pen pal, and just fellow lover of blogging. She's got a contagious enthusiasm and love of life and she inspires me to live my life out, despite my relationship status and who people say I should be/have at this moment in time.
Victoria from Through*For*By. Victoria is quite honestly one of the most thoughtful bloggers out there. She's a dedicated reader and always knows when to send a little email or note asking how I am. Her ability to read my mind and just speak words of encouragement into my heart is a-mazing, to say the least.
So why do you blog? What do you love most/least about blogging? What are your goals, hopes, or dreams about your blog and the blogging community in general?