Why Did I Start Blogging? 15


Why I Started Blogging// Being Leanna

Hey Everyone! 

Today (and probably most Monday’s for the rest of the year) i’m linking up with Sarah Emily Blogs for her 52 Week Blogger Challenge and the prompt for the week was “Why Did I Start Blogging?” I love reading bloggers bios and what inspired them to start blogging so I thought i’d share my story here. Ps- someone please give me some advice for my “about me” page. I’ve updated it about 1 million times and i’m still not too thrilled with it. HELP!

Anyways, I had been reading other people’s blogs every day for years and came to the realization that I could do that too. I am an introvert that’s dying to be an extrovert. What I mean by that is that I thrive on alone time and quiet but I love being around people and making friends, it’s just that it’s so exhausting. Blogging allowed me to make friends while still hiding behind my computer. I could show my true self without being too out there. There is no fear in sharing your experiences and stories with the internet because there aren’t names or faces, it’s just out there. Who knows if anyone is even reading or paying attention. I loved the anonymity at first…

And then, something pretty amazing happened. I was starting to get comments on my posts. People were reading! Turns out when you comment on other people’s posts and they have the same interests as you do, they tend to want to read what you have to say as well. I don’t have hundreds of thousands of views or even more than 100 followers but, the people that do read my blog have become my little family and I care about each and every one of them. Over the past year i’ve made a bunch of blogging friends and am so thrilled to say that because of my blog i’ve felt way more confident in myself and that has translated to the outside world.  

I am by no means an extrovert, but I’m finding that i’m becoming more comfortable in social situations because I know that people do value my opinion and people do want to hear what I have to say about things. I feel like the whole wide world has been opened up to me in a way it never was before. 

I know I veered a little bit off topic but I’ve been meaning to share how I felt about you guys how positively you’ve impacted my life. So thanks to each and every one of you who spend a couple minutes to read my blog posts and remind me that my voice is worth hearing! 

So to summarize, I started blogging to make friends and I have :-]

Question of the day: Why did you start blogging?
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  • I started blogging for the same reasons – I had been reading others for years. I wanted a way to “meet” people and it has more than delivered that! Can’t wait to see the rest of this series!

    • Definitely! It’s so cool seeing how many of us started for the same reasons! You should totally join the linkup on Mondays if you want. She’s got prompts for every single Monday for the rest of the year!

  • I’m so glad that we are friends through blogging! It sounds like we had pretty similar starts!

    • I’m so glad we’re friends too! I’m noticing a lot of us had very similar starts. Who knew so many bloggers were introverts!

  • Sarah Emily

    Totally distracted but, what kind of planner do you have? Thank you so much for linking up with us! I love the friends I have made through blogging too! I never really thought I would make friends through my blog but i am glad I have!

  • Sabrina Fox

    I LOVE that you articulated my feelings into words. Communicating face to face makes me so tired because I’m constantly second-guessing myself. But I found my voice through blogging! It’s helped me in so many ways and I’m super glad it’s helped you as well. Thanks for sharing!

    • It was hard thinking about the words I wanted to use for sure! I’m glad i’m not alone in my thoughts!

  • Ashley Chase

    I had always read other peoples blogs as well before I started my own one! Thanks for linking up with Sarah and I!

  • It’s funny…I started blogging and never thought of the community that I would find and there friends that I would make. It is the community and friends that make blogging so worth it!

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  • Leanna Kelly

    omw i was looking online and came across this and i freaked cuz i literally never knew anyone with the exact same name as me, and same spelling 😀 ahhh

    • Oh wow, me either! And your last name is Kelly, that’s my mom’s first name. Double strange!