Real talk: Some days I want to quit this blog. Coming up with posts, photographing them, editing the photos, then writing it all up seems like so much work for so little gain. Living my life in “Content Mode,” as I call it – constantly viewing everything I do in terms of what can be featured on the blog – is exhausting and honestly feels inauthentic sometimes. But today I hit publish on a different post and I was flooded with such a sense of purpose that I had to write it down.
I blog because…
…I have something to say.
…I love getting your comments and knowing that we’re connected in some way.
…I tried something and I hope you’ll try it too.
…it fulfills a creative need in me.
…it helps hone my writing skills.
…I genuinely love taking pictures and sharing them. Even when they are bad, blurry, dark, too yellow, too small, poorly framed, not artsy enough.
…it has improved how directly and concisely I communicate (written and verbally).
…it removes a layer of self consciousness and encourages me to post/talk about things that are tough.
…it encourages me to be productive, try new things, and be adventurous.
…it makes me proud.
…even though I think no one is reading, you are – and when you let me know you read something I wrote, I feel so humbled and happy and grateful. You give that to me and I deeply appreciate it.