When talking to friends this past week during dinner, the topic of blogging entered conversation. My roommate Ally and I both blog (visit her incredible blog here!) and we started making our case for why people should write.
Here is a quick list of our top seven reason on why everyone should keep a blog.
- Sharpens writing skills
- Increases discipline
- Gives you a place to share your feelings & thoughts
- Meet other people around with the same interest
- Stay connected with family and loved ones
- Records your memories and idea – great to reread months/years later
- Gives you a place to call your own
I truly believe there is no better form of therapy than taking a pen to paper or listening to the keys click on your keyboard. Blogging doesn’t need to be for others, it can start as a way to relax simply for yourself. Today’s world seems like it’s spinning out of control, and it’s easy to lose your voice.
Blogging can help relieve stress and put one’s thoughts in order. Sometimes I don’t know exactly how I feel about a topic until I’ve blogged about it. Plus, my family can make sure I’m alright by reading my recent posts 🙂
Another huge point in discipline. I try to blog two to three times a week – doesn’t matter about what, but blog about something important in my life, both professionally and personally. While I don’t hit my mark every week, it gives me a solid and obtainable goal. It’s sort of like going to the gym, you should have a weekly goal for yourself. Something you have to word towards, but something that is obtainable.
Blogging is like a muscle…the more you work at it, the stronger it becomes.
Finally, another reason I have come to love blogging is the people you come to “know”. I am very Disney, PR and event focused (especially since this Disney Princess is living out here dream here in Florida!). Though my own posts and comments left by other bloggers I’ve entered an entire new community. All ages and backgrounds – these are the most incredible people I have ever known. The best thing is we help one another out and spread our messages to others.
Please feel free to send me your opinions about why you blog! Who do you follow and who do you love?
Here are my favorite blogs – personal and professional
- Disney Bound
- J’s Everyday Fashion
- The Naked Redhead
- Nate Riggs
- The Mickey World
- The Magical Blogorail