Day 13: Why do you keep a blog? What is your favorite thing about keeping a blog? Least favorite?
I've wanted to keep a blog of sorts since I was probably ten, when I got my first computer. Of course, at the time, I didn't know what blogs were, but I would use little online diaries to write down my thoughts and opinions. Over time, I had a few freewebs and mydeardiary and a blogspot and a few others that I can't even remember now. They never seemed to last. Now that I look back, I think that those endeavors failed for two reasons. One, because I didn't have so much to say when I was younger... or at least not anything worthwhile to write about. Two, I wanted a website, but didn't yet understand the concept of a blog, so I focused more on layouts and designs and "about me" pages when I should have focused on my writing.
A little over two years ago, I started a blog on Weebly for the first time in a couple of years. I began to post every day without fail and even though I didn't have very many readers, I discovered how much I enjoyed keeping a blog. I loved it. I got to share pictures, opinions, and stories with friends and family. Most of all, I loved the writing part of keeping a blog. It didn't matter if anyone read it or not. I just loved the challenge of writing something new every single day.
The Christmas before last, my cousin gave me a domain name for my blog/website and I moved everything onto www.emilytheperson.swingthesickle.com. This blog was probably the best Christmas gift I got that year. I have gotten more readers since I first started blogging, when I would get two or three views a day. I love hearing what all of you have to say. You're all so encouraging. But most of all, I love to keep this blog because I love to write. More than anything, I just love to write. If writing for my blog ever became something that I didn't like to do, I would stop.
But at this point, I don't think I'll ever stop. I love this too much.
My least favorite part about blogging would be the negative people. Some people do feel like they need to put me down because of my faith or my writing. I don't like that part of blogging, but over time, I've learned to shake those comments off. Anyways, I get many more positive comments than I do negative comments. :)
Another negative thing about blogging... the codes and all of that. I have no idea how to work with html and whatever these things are. So if my blog layout seems plain sometimes, it's because I'm not a computer nerd. Sometimes I wish I was. It'd make things a lot easier.
This may have been the most long and rambling blog post I've written in a long time. If you actually read through this entire thing, I congratulate you. Here is a virtual high five.
Here are your questions:
1.) Do you have a blog? Please share the link. :)
2.) What is your favorite part about blogging?
3.) Least favorite part about blogging?
4.) Why did you start blogging in the first place?
Oh, and I have one last question. What would you guys think about me possibly having a book giveaway sometime in the near future?