I’m joining the Catholic Women’s Blog Hop again this month. This month’s topic is all about Why We Blog.
And it’s true. I started this blog back in 2011. I really was a TOTALLY different person back then. I started it to share my experiences couponing. I had just moved to Florida and after not having cable for awhile I had cable and became obsessed with the show Extreme Couponing. After a few savings post’s I thought what else can I write about? I always kind of enjoyed writing growing up. I actually had a livejournal and a xanga at different points in time. I think they are still live if you looked hard enough. lol. That seemed to be my friend’s version of facebook.
So after digging for some ideas, I thought about things that were important to me. I started writing about my faith since it is important to me. And then it evolved into me writing about anything else I was working on or going through. My most popular post is a post I wrote for a class project on budgeting and organizing your bills and mail. It’s still getting me THOUSANDS of views a month on Pinterest 3 years later.
At the time when I started blogging, I was very lonely and single. I had just moved to a new area where I knew NO ONE and had a really hard time making friends and meeting people. I was unemployed for about 8 months before I found a job. So I turned to the internet to talk to people. I found all these bloggers and that are some of my best friends now. And it really got me through that lonely time and blogging was really helpful.
Since then a lot has changed in my life. I kept blogging through a lot of change. I blogged through multiple jobs, vacations, my sister’s wedding, falling in love, my engagement and now my own wedding. Over the years the amount I’ve blogged has decreased as my life has gotten more full and busier but something keeps me here. I keep coming back here writing little tidbits that I want to remember of my life. Things I’d like others to read.
One day after I’m married maybe I’ll have a baby and blog about that. I don’t know but I like having this space to share my thoughts. I don’t think I’m the most intellectual or theologically sounding blogger but I think that I probably have touched at least one person. And if that is all that I’ve done than the work I’ve done on this blog is worth it.
Head over to Allison’s blog to read more stories of why we blog.