Thursday, March 22, 2012

{blog positivity week: why i started blogging}



I am a very shy person by nature--always have been and probably always will be.

when i first began blogging, almost 2 years ago gasp!, many of my friends were kind of surprised when i told them. probably because they couldn't believe that a shy person like me would "talk" so freely to the entire world via the internet. and i must admit that when i first started blogging i was very guarded. i tried to write in a very non-detailed, general way when it came to things about my personal life and such.

and then i remembered the reason i started blogging--i felt alone. not physically alone, but alone in the everday up and downs of life. i felt like i was the only who had a kid who rubbed snot on the walls or the only one who struggled with the pressures at work. there were certain aspects of my life that i felt no one fully understood. and i began to think...maybe i'm not the only one out there who feels this way. i felt i had a lot to say and that what i had to say needed to be heard and so i started this blog.

it has changed a bit since that day, almost 2 years ago, but no matter what it looks like, it will always be me.

this is my promise to you, dear friend. i will always be open and honest--most importantly i will always be me.

 i started this blog to help others, to let them know they are not alone, to be a friend when a friend was needed...but the funny thing is through this blog i ended meeting new people who helped me. i ended up making friends, i would have otherwise probably never met. 

i have met women, who, when i tweet about my bad day, send me a tweet letting me know they are praying for me. i have also met women who will email me and offer words of encouragement when i need them the most.

it's funny how i started this blog in hopes to help and bless other and in turn, i was the one who ended up being helped an blessed. and to think if i had never started this blog on a whim, that day, almost 2 years ago...

i am linking up with Ashley from Nine to Five for Blog Positivity Week. 


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7 comments:

  1. I SO SO SO agree with everything you said! It's like I could have written this myself. I am totally shy, yet I'm able to write through my blog without hesitation. I want to be able to reach out and help others as well, but in trying, I have found myself being richly blessed by others!

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  2. I am so glad you are here on blogger!!! (:

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    1. awwwee...thank you for your sweet words!

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  3. Hi, stopping by from the Live Laugh Rowe blog hop! Very cute blog and I really like this post. Following via GFC. Hope to see you around www.bearrabbitbear.com soon!

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  4. Wow! I loved reading this because I feel like you do. On the outside people probably won't think i'm shy but i REALLY am! I WAS so SCARED to tell anyone I was going to blog because well WHO would want to read what I had to say. But there HAS to be others who feel how I do about things right? So far this community has been REALLY AMAZING! The encouragement and support is just more than I could have ever imagined! So good to read this post of yours!!

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  5. Found your blog via the Blog Hop. I’m your newest GFC follower!
    http://our-reflection.blogspot.com/

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thank you for your comment...i read every one and they make me smile.

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