Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Writer's Workshop

Woohoo! It's time for another episode of Writer's Workshop prompted by Mama Kat. Basically you choose one of the weekly writing prompts she suggests, write your post, then link it up Thursday morning and wait for feedback!

This week she had several really good suggestions, and I liked this one - thought it would be an easy post to write - so here goes... I chose

3.) Write about what blogging means to you. Why do you blog? What purpose does it serve you and how have you benefited from sharing a piece of yourself online this way?

Hmm. How to answer that. Well, lets see. I originally started blogging about two years ago at the request of my friend Lena. I had moved away from her and so we didn't get to see much of each other so she suggested I start blogging so that we could stay in touch.

It sounded kind of fun. I always read her blog and started to get some ideas. The day I did my first post I (foolishly) thought only Lena would see it. I was shocked when I started getting comments from people that I didn't know! All of them were nice comments, welcoming me and such. So I started reading other blogs, and soon was following several and still am to this day.

I've made real life friends through the blogosphere. There are others that I talk to via Facebook and blogger but have yet to meet in person , but SO WANT TO!

The people I have met through the blogosphere have
- inspired me
- sympathized with me
- made me laugh
- made me cry
- made me go " um, wth were you thinking?"

I think you get the idea.

Some ask why I do it. I consider myself a people person. I love to meet new people. I love to hear about what others are writing, thinking, watching, or listening too. I love to talk to and hear from others who share my interests. Unfortunately I don't blog as much as I used to because I'm not home as much , but I still like posting and reading my friends posts. I may not always leave a comment, but I try to!
I don't ever worry about talking about myself via this blog - yes I share stories, but I don't give such personal details that it is dangerous or TMI!

I like it, I'll keep doing it, and I hope you'll join me in my adventures - some new ones may be happening soon!

Till then...

5 comments:

Cy said...

I can totally relate. Started blogging to keep friends and family in the loop, and what do you know... it ballooned. I'm blown away everytime someone I don't know comments too, and have made good friends over the couple of months since I started blogging.

Stopping by from Mama Kat's Workshop.

Cyrene @ http://muminflipflops.com

Tarunita said...

I can so much relate to your post...I started blogging just for fun but now it is a part of me. I got some very good friends here who have helped me to get through my tough times.

http://dwivedi2326.blogspot.com/2010/09/why-do-i-blog.html

Laura ~Peach~ said...

yep yep yep :)

Mama Kat said...

I wish I could remember who first commented on my blog. I think that's so cool that people stopped by to welcome you after your first entry! Sometimes it takes forever to get people to say something. :)

Michelle said...

It's funny how different people have such different motivations. I still don't have people who know me reading my blog really... it's my space AWAY from them for when I need it!