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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