Tara over at After the Rain posted this Why blog? today. Then it became the inspiration for this post.
There are so many reasons why blogging is for you. What did you choose it? Why did you start it?
It is a way of life for you? A means of income and a job? Or is it a hobby and a past time?
Before the internet was around did you journal in a notebook? Do you write about your inner most secrets or things off the top of your head?
Like me, is blogging a way of therapy for you? A cathartic means of recovery, moving on and healing?
When people ask you about it, what do you tell them? Are you proud that it is part of your life, do many people know that this is something you do?
At the end of her post Tara asked for readers to share why they blog. Here was my answer. ” I started blogging as a means of therapy. Therapy from things that I should have already been “over”, but wasn’t. My ex husband cheated on me, we got divorced and I didn’t know how to make heads or tails of it for years. Even though, I had moved on, I am remarried and have a wonderful family. I too journaled when I was a kid from about 10-26. I stopped when I got married. Writing is so cathartic to me. When I first started it was just a post here and there, for over a year I had only made it to 19 followers. Now, I post nearly every day and have over 800 followers. AND…back in April, I realized that one of my fellow bloggers is my ex-husbands current wife, now we are friends and it helped us both heal A LOT.”
Thank you for your inspiration Tara.