Week 5 – Why did I start Blogging

Why I Starterd Blogging Week 5 of the 52 Week Blogger Challenge. In Week 5 of the challenge I talk about how my Blog came about

The reasons I started Blogging are so mundae.  I started reading at a young age, I was 3 years old.  My father taught me as a way to shut me up because I was a very talkative child, who lived in a house full of adults, and therefore interacted with the world as if I was an adult.  By teaching me to read though he opened up a whole new world of places I had never seen and people I didn’t know existed who then became my friends, as I read their stories in books.  When I was in grade 1 I started writing snippets of my thoughts, in my school notebooks as a way to pass the time while the teacher tried to teach the class how to write A, B & C.  So Reading was my first love but writing came a close second.

Writing has always been a great outlet for my creativity, a way for me to get my thoughts in order, to tell my story my way and to let my voice be heard.  I always had notebooks lying around full of my scribbles (poetry and shorts stories and just my thoughts.

As I got older I documented more and more of my life as a way of sense-making and orientating myself, in the world around me.  When I discovered Facebook, I also discovered that you could write little notes of shorts stories etc and people started engaging with these stories and poems – that was my first BLOG

I believe in shared experiences and how they can provide support, but also be a catalyst for change.  So blogging is about sharing my experience as a woman, an African woman, a mother, a wife, a professional, and a traveller. I, like many women, am a complex mix of all the roles that I play and I am influenced by the world I live in.

The aim of my blog is to bring together people, to share our experiences, to offer some support, to learn from the experiences of others, to easily find resources that help people (especially women) navigate life.

So that’s the direction in which I have grown my blog. What I hope is that one day it will be a online lifestyle magazine with a difference, not just focused on show casing the so called “Good Life”, but there to motivate people to live a more conscious, healthier and more humane life, to work towards realising their potential.  It is aimed at the whole person, not just the things that we can acquire.

So in short why did I start blogging, so that I can be heard and help others to be heard.

Have you always had a dream or need to write?  What are you doing about it? Maybe the 52 Week Blogger Challenge will be a great cayalyst for you to start on your writing journey.  As always I would love to hear your feedback, leave a comment below or get me on any of my social media platforms below

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have an awesome Monday

XXXX,

Lindy

 

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20 thoughts on “Week 5 – Why did I start Blogging

  1. Oh i too had a very similar childhood – always writing – so therapeutic, I find. Im very new to blogging (2 months in) and am overwhelmed by the positivity of the blogging community – so many people to be inspired by – I am thoroughly enjoying it and love nothing more than sitting and reading, contemplating and commenting on posts – a great use of social media. Great post to have read so thank you for sharing #abitofeverything

    1. Hello and welcome. Thank you so much for reading my post and commenting. I think you going to love your blogging journey it’s fun and funny sometimes.

  2. Great motivations for blogging! I think it definitely helps to have a love of words when it comes to sharing your thoughts with the world at large – content doesn’t necessarily have to be well written to be useful, but it certainly makes it more enjoyable to read. I started blogging for the same reason really, just because I enjoy writing and was curious about whether I could actually do it regularly and for anyone other than me 🙂 Good luck with growing your blog into what you hope it will be! #abitofeverything

    1. Hello Robyn thank you for your commenting. Yes I love the blogs that are enjoyable and engaging and maybe some day I’ll get there. I wish you well on your blogging Journey

    1. Hello Cheryl thank you so much for reading my post. I love to get to know others who love to write. I am going to enjoy reading your blog I love family blogs

  3. I love the aim of your blog. I cannot say I’ve always loved reading or writing. As a young child I loved being outdoors, so reading and writing took a back seat. Now that I’m older I can see the importance of it.

    Sharing experiences, supporting others and encouraging change is a good thing. Keep doing it Lindi and I speak the magazine into being.

    1. Wow thank you so much for your powerful words and for speaking my dream into being I really appreciate it very much.

  4. Where do I find the 52 week writing challenge? I am always looking for something new to challenge myself with. I started blogging on a whim really. I used to write in high school and forgot that I actually liked doing it. Was in a band and wrote all the songs. Then kind of somehow gave up on my creativity after having babies…but now I am finding it again. I am visiting from #abitofeverything. Trista

  5. I love this! I grew up writing as well but then somehow lost the time to do it along the way as I became more and more immersed in my corporate career. Now here I am, 20+ years later, freshly resigned from my corporate career to once again pursue my passion for writing – and I couldn’t be happier! I am glad that you are following your love and your gift.
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