Yesterday I read a post written by Bianca Wordley on her blog Big Words.
She asked, “Why do you blog?”
I thought about that and found I really had to think about it…
She gave some pretty good reasons why she blogs. And many of her reasons are the same as mine. I blog because I love to write, because I want to document my life for my kids, because I have something to say, because I want to reach out to others, because I want to remind myself that my life isn’t ALWAYS all about everyone else. I also blog because I love to take pictures, and talk – especially about myself.
But I realised it’s more than that.
When I was a kid, I always figured that I would grow up and do something special with my life, be famous, something big like that. I’d see myself on stage, looking out at the audience standing in their seats shouting” Bravo! Bravo!”, or singing in a Pop band. Its sounds pretty silly now, because I can’t act, I get the most terrible stage fright, and I can’t sing because I’m completely tone deaf. I can’t even play an instrument.
The point is, even though I love my life and I’m really happy with the choices I’ve made to get me here, I’ve never felt like I was doing anything just for me or what I would consider magical, in the sense that it was truly out of the ordinary (having children not included because I think creating living beings is truly magical and Mr LCBL and I created two of them). But when I think back to that time as a child, I realise that what I really wanted was to connect with people, through creativity.
Then I found blogging. And when I write, when I connect, and people like it, or get it, or are moved by it, or even don’t get it, I get that feeling I had when I was a kid. That excitement I felt day dreaming about being in a play or a band comes flooding back and I feel like I am doing what I always thought I would – something magical.
Thats why I blog.
What do you do thats truly magical?