Why I Started Blogging ?

While returning from work this evening I was wondering why this job. I mean why a job? Why not jobs! Something new every day, new faces, new chores, new discoveries. Why do we keep heading back to the same place day after day, have to meet and greet the same set of people whether we like or not.

A good morning that is as fake as the smiles that adorn the faces. The morning was good till the time I was in my bed. It would have remained good had I not been part of this mad rush. I am sure as a tourist seeing the statue of liberty three times in a row you are not heading back again 😛 .

The question has haunted me for a while now and I believe it is because of this monotonous and scripted lifestyle that I took up blogging, for it has helped me to break free from the routine and obvious, though not completely but to an extent. I am free to learn and create something new each day, connect with whoever I like and the most important aspect, be my own boss and define my own time.

I feel regulations are required for maintaining order, but creativity doesn’t seek them. Whether a job or a hobby, it is not to be regulated but enjoyed.

Why did you embark upon this journey? Think if you haven’t given it a thought yet, you might tumble upon something weird and interesting 😀 !

I would love to hear your stories in the comments below for I know there are more crazy souls like me out there… lol!

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30 thoughts on “Why I Started Blogging ?

  1. Glad to read your story on starting a blog.
    I was never good at writing. After getting into a new job far from my home there was nothing to do for satisfaction.. Then I remember in my previous company i used to tell inspiring short stories to my teammates to boost them every week. I used to search for real life inspirational people and share the same with them. Sharing gives me satisfaction and that made me to start a blog as I thought sharing through this medium is way too satisfying rather than sharing in other social media.. So the Moto is sharing things that inspires others to inspire many..

    1. I’ll take that as a compliment 😛 . I try to live as free of worries and superficial concerns as I can. One life to celebrate 🙂 .

  2. Interesting! To “break up the routine” and “create something new each day” sound like good reasons to blog.

    I got into blogging because my therapist insisted on it. Thought it would be good therapy. But that’s not why I blog anymore. I blog primarily to have fun.

    By coincidence I posted on this very subject this morning before I came across your blog. If you’re interested, here’s the link, but there’s no obligation to read it.

    https://cafephilos.blog/2018/09/23/why-i-write-and-why-you-should-be-alarmed/

    1. The search for like minded and positive souls never stops. Thank you so much for taking the pain to go through my post and sharing your free thoughts 🙂 .

  3. The blog I am doing now was started because I want to help people learn how to build a life time residual income.
    I used to help some friends write post for their blogs and I found that I really like writing. I have always been a reader and liked writing and I had a blog doing book reviews but found that boring. My friends were trying to make money with their blogs but never had any success.
    I came across an affiliate membership program designed for people who want to build a life time residual income. My current blog is called Residual Income Teacher and I write articles that teach people how to build a life time residual income with the affiliate membership program.
    There are a lot of bloggers who want to make money with their blog and I would like to help as many of them as I can build a life time residual income as a retirement income.
    I am teaching profit and revenue sharing and how building a profit based income can bring people financial freedom and an early retirement.
    There is also millions of people living paycheck to paycheck that need more income so I would like to help them as well.
    Anyway, awesome post you wrote, have a super wonderful day.
    Mark, The Residual Income Teacher

    1. Thank you for tumbling upon my blog and kind words of appreciation Mark. This is an altogether different version of motivation I came across (why you started blogging) and would love to know more about it in detail.

  4. Well, my journey started out when I was still in school (about 3 years ago I think) but the Indian education system simply doesn’t give you enough time to really get into what you want. Eventually, I lost interest in blogging & forgot all about my previous blog (that I don’t know the password to anymore & the posts are downright embarrassing, I still read em sometimes wondering what was wrong with me 😁). Then came a huge decision right after my 12th board exams wherein I could either go on with the mundane routine that rest of my friends were looking forward to or take a break. I chose the latter, a gap year brought along boredom & a lot of ‘me time’. Hence, I decided to get back to the blogosphere in hopes of honing my writing skills & try to figure what I want to do after my big break. I’ll be heading toward the corporate sector as well but I love taking risks so I wouldn’t be surprised to predict abrupt career changes in my future 😁. On the whole, this has been an amazing journey & has opened up a route towards publication of my poetry. And as is obvious, the heart of WP lies in its members; amazing people who never hesitate to help & encourage one another.

    1. First and foremost we all know your age now 😛 (thanks to the helping references). Secondly, it’s important to have a source of bread and butter to fuel your desires and hobbies. Thirdly, you are equally amazing and a cheerful person 🙂 .
      Since you are young and full of energy and ideas, do not hesitate or step back with apprehensions. Life is already there to take care of the usual, it’s the crazy stuff you need to handle yourself 😀 .

  5. Wow, love this post ❤. So, my blogging story starts with a typical background, a few months back I graduated with my MBA degree. Soon after that, I started looking for a job. Was lucky enough to get an interview call from one place and even luckier enough to get a job call. But now I had to make the decision to either take that job or not. That’s where the whole problem started for me. I realized that I cannot do this anymore. Like the corporate sector is not my thing. I have never wanted to do MBA but did for some reasons…I always have my interest in arts, poetry, photography … I am a creative person. I want to work somewhere where I can create something because that’s the only way I can motivate myself to work. I have been pushing myself to study something out of my league, I cannot push myself anymore. So, I didn’t take that job. So being at home, doing nothing and feeling useless. I decided to make my blog just to get everything out of my system. How I feel and perceive towards different issues in society or individually as well. People have been asking me lately why your blog is so depressing. And yesterday I was looking at all my posts and bang I realized every post of mine is so depressing indeed. I should probably start writing about something else French toast maybe? 😃… But I must say wordpress is such an amazing place to be, I love the fact that you get to know people which are so talented. And the best part is that one can learn so much from each other.

    1. I am so loving this journey myself and really glad to hear your story. It is never easy to give up the obvious and risk being yourself. Your decision will be fruitful down the line of which I don’t have a doubt.
      It is extremely important to keep introspecting from time to time and listen to the voices of your esteemed readers. Also I personally feel, you should explore more styles and genres as this helps you evolve 🙂 .

      1. I’m truly grateful for your words. Actually I was feeling very hesitant, in fact afraid to try something new. But reading your comment made me think that there is no harm in trying a different writing style. And then I have people like you and my other amazing readers to guide me in my blogging journey. So it will be alright.

        Blessings for you 😊

  6. The most important reason for me to begin a blog was linking and communicatting with people all around the globe. In the blogosphere all the conversations are constructive and creative. And mostly the feel of satisfaction I get seeing the stats of a post where the countries from which the viewrs are from.That is pure bliss 😂

  7. Blogging is such a wonderful way to expand one’s horizons. It not only let’s us do something we enjoy, but also forces us to do other things so we have something to write about. I’m very glad the monotony of daily life prompted you to start writing as I always look forward to new posts from you. As for myself, I never intended on starting a blog, but wanted an online place to store my writings way back in 2010 since I lost a whole novel in 2007. I came across WordPress, had no idea what a blog was, and signed up anyways. For almost 8 years my blog was mostly empty, but, about a year ago, I decided I just wanted to write, share, and connect because, even though I’m a very happy solitary introvert, I have a lot I long to share with the world. Besides, past professors always wanted me to speak up more, so here I am!

    1. You were the first one to follow my blog and take the time out for reading the amateurish stuff so I am really humbled to know that you look forward to my posts 🤸‍♂️🤗.
      Yes blogging does push you to try new things and think out of the box. It helps to develop a different view of the frame.
      I am sorry for the loss of the novel but you got back with a bang and no stopping you now 😀. Thanks a ton for your time and thoughts dear FRIEND 😚.

  8. As a child, I always dreamt of becoming a writer. Words fascinate me. My math-maniac classmates and marks oriented teachers who disrespected my love for words and books advised me to focus on the engineering stream. I was a confused student back then. Though I knew that being a writer would make me comfy and happy, I thought, “Yeah, but may be, after getting a job in IT sector!”. Because, you know, we live in India and belong to an insanely confused generation which cannot survive peacefully in the society without a medical or engineering degree. If there’s a chance to go back and correct a mistake in life, I’d change my majors, you know. I’m that frustrated with it. After having resigned my job from a reputed MNC following baby D’s arrival, I googled for jobs related to creative writing, for I wanted to finally do what I love. It’s for the same reason, I kickstarted my blog and added articles day by day with an intent to prove my writing skills to the corporate world. However, most of my dream companies are not broad-minded enough to recruit me as a writer because of my irrelevant selection of majors in college. So I have dropped the idea of growing the blog for advertising my talent as a writer once and for all. I now write, to simply document the incidents of my household on a daily basis. I have a handful of engaging audience (you are one of the audience I often look forward to have a conversation) who encourage me then and there, to keep the flame of my inked feathers alive. Blogging also helps me to learn new ideas and words. I focus on positive genre in every article I write, so every time I compose a post in my head (which is ALL THE TIME), I sub-consciously stay happy.
    This is a great post. Thank you for sharing. I’m looking forward to see more stories in this space.

    1. I am glad to be a part of that lucky audience and honored too. It’s the same story everywhere, chance engineers (if not doctors). I wanted to serve the army, had a stint too, but destiny had other plans for me. I have my majors in Civil Engineering and working in IT now, so you can very well make out how caged I feel 😛 .
      Corporate slavery is the trend for bread and butter, still chains are being broken by people like you and me 😀 .

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