David posed an interesting question to me the other day. He asked what got me started in blogging, and off the top of my head, I didn't really have an answer.
So as I was falling asleep last night, I started thinking about it again. Why do I blog? And as I thought more and more about it, the answer became more obvious, and I realized that it wasn't just one thing that made me start my own blog. In fact, it even really wasn't one instance that made me start blogging--it was a progression of time that helped me make my decision, time that went well after I had already even started Kerry My Heart.
Before I started blogging, I was an avid blog reader. I read blogs about fashion, about music, about just everyday life... You name it, I read it, and it wasn't long before I started wondering what it took to write a blog.
Then, when I came to college, I learned one really important thing: most bloggers are just everyday people. And as I met some friends who just so happened to have a blog, I decided that I could be a blogger too. Thus after a little ingenuity, Kerry My Heart was born.
But the process wasn't over there. I was still on a learning curve, and I was still figuring out why I was blogging. One of the reasons I started this blog was to almost be like a journal or a scrapbook of my life. I have always kept a handwritten journal, but one thing that I've found really convenient about blogging is the ease with which I can write. I'm a much faster writer when using a computer than I am with a pencil. Don't get me wrong, I still journal like crazy, but I think approaching this blog in that way has helped me to be more personal and open with what I write.
I have also learned that with blogging comes a tremendous sense of community. I have met so many wonderful people through the online world of blogging. Starting this year, I have also greatly looked forward to the weekly Yarn Along that I participate in--there is no happier blogging feeling that receiving a comment on a post :)
Blogging has been a journey, and the reason I blog is continually renewing. I hope you'll join me for the ride :)