Have you ever actually stopped to think about why you choose to write a blog? I can't say that I've given it too much thought myself before.. it's just always been something that I've done, mostly for fun. That was of course until the lovely Maria from Mummy Goes Mad nominated me to share my thoughts on why I write with my readers. I thought this was a great idea as I honestly enjoy a bit of personal reflection, and I figured you guys might enjoy reflecting along with me. :)
What am I working on?
I'm working on being a bit more free and playful with my writing style; writing whatever is on my mind whenever I feel like it and without having to plan things out perfectly all the time. I'm specifically trying to write more personal types of posts about where I am in life, my relationships, my thoughts on relocation, etc. Not just so that I can get my thoughts out in the open, but also so I can connect with other bloggers who might be in the same boat as I am. I'd also love to start sharing some more recipes and DIY blog design posts, it's just difficult to find the time for this at the moment.
How does my writing differ from others in my genre?
Well considering that I tend to label myself as a lifestyle blogger, I'd say my current (well, up until now) writing style is actually pretty rigid and uninviting. I wish I could say that this is the result of being scared to get too personal on the blog, but the sad and pathetic excuse is that I'm basically just really lazy. I started this blog back in 2011 to leave something behind for my children. Back then though the thought of having children one day was such a foreign concept, so foreign in fact that I allowed my posting style to become incredibly sporadic, unfocused and let's face it.. boring!
Now that I'm getting older and time is flying by so much quicker, I find myself thinking more and more about my future and the idea of starting a family. I don't want my kids to look back on my blog someday and think "eh, boring!" and then not even bother to read it. I'm actually thinking of going back through my past posts and just deleting (or at least unpublishing) anything that my future children wouldn't be interested in. I think I'd need a whole weekend free for that to be a possibility though. :P
Why do I write what I do?
I write about my life because that's pretty much all I have to write about. I'm not big into one specific topic, such as beauty or DIY projects, yet I still feel like I have something to share with the world.
Like I said above, I mostly write for my future children and my partner (just in case *knock on wood* I die before he does) so if I didn't write about my life then that would actually be kind of weird now wouldn't it?
How does my writing process work?
I'm pretty terrible at writing up a blog post that I've made a note about in my ideas journal, so if I do want to plan to write a post I have to start writing a few sentences before saving it as a blogger draft, and then add that post to my to-do list somewhere in my daily planner.
Most of my posts are pretty spare of the moment though (or at least they are now), and I often find that once I start it can be really hard for me to stop.. take this blog post for instance. :P
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Now, the idea with this blog post is that after sharing with you all the reasons why I write I must now nominate three of my favourite bloggers to share with us the reasons why they write as well. It was really hard for me to pick just three bloggers, so if I haven't nominated you below please feel free to share your reasons with us anyway!
1. Carly from Carly's Beauty World
2. Lauren from Tastes Like Love
3. Jamie from J4mieJohnston
Why do you guys write? If you don't write, what's holding you back?