April 26, 2013

*Why I BLOG*

Today instead of the usual confessing
I'm linking up with Leslie for





Blink. Blink. Blink.

That's what this cursor was doing when I first tried to write this post.

I expected to feel the words flowing like a river 
through my fingers to a keyboard, 
but then all a sudden...Nothing.

WHY DO I BLOG!?!?!?

WHYYYYYYYYY

DO IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

BLOOOOOOGGGG!?!?

For my thoughts, for fun and for friendship!
I started my blog on March 9, 2010.

WOW, that's THREE years ago!

Time sure does fly.

Initially, my blog was just about recording my feelings.

I was in a mixed up place and relationship
and wanted an OUTLET for my thoughts.

If you wanna see some RAW Pinky moments,
go back and read some of my first posts.

The writing was grittier and the feelings were raw.

Check out the post about my then bf breaking up with me
the weekend of my birthday party...

WINNER!
barf!

 Blogland stayed pretty 'breakuptastic'
from April until October.

I may not have posted much the first
few months, but this piece of the Internet
was super special to me because it was
MY SECRET OUTLET.

I joined my first linkup in October for
What I'm Wearing Wednesdays. 
I remember being SO NERVOUS about linking up
but the first comments I received MADE MY DAY!

2011 was the year I began actually making an effort to blog.

Pink land started to become my creative outlet,
along with my journal.

I wasn't just recording feelings, I was also writing for fun,
writing to be creative and to make things interesting.

Late 2011 and into 2012 was when I began actually FORMING friendships blogging
and I was blown away by how fun and uplifting they were. 

I started to connect with girls via comments and link ups. 

Suddenly, I wanted my blog to be something fun for others to read,
sort of a form of entertainment. 

I started jotting down ideas of post on my phone
and even downloaded blogger to my phone. 

There was a point I found myself TRYING
to grow my numbers
but then I realized I went away from WHO
I WAS and why I blogged.

I blog for me and my life.

2013 has already been the best YEAR
of my life and will continue to be I'm sure.

I'm SO HAPPY I will have this lil bit of space
to look back on down the road.

I've formed some amazing friendships from this blog
and I hope to continue to create more.

So IN SHORT...

I BLOG FOR ME!

I BLOG FOR MY LIFE!

I BLOG FOR FUN!

I BLOG FOR FRIENDSHIPS!

Why do you blog?!?! 

10 comments:

Nikki said...

I love seeing everyone's reasons. I also love that we are all here for ourself and all love the friendships! So glad we have connected!

Neri said...

Eww what a loser to break up w/someone on a birthday weekend? I'm glad you linked up today so I could come follow your blog and stalk, I mean, get to know you! ha ha ha... have a fabulous weekend!!

Neri

Boni Williamson said...

I came across your blog through the link up with Leslie. I love this! It's amazing the connections you can make with people, especially when you keep it real. Love your blog!

Katie said...

Love it! I blog for the same reasons, really, and it seems like most of us do :) Bloggy friendships are awesome!

PS--Our blog-iversaries are only 4 days apart!

Jenn said...

I'm glad that you blog, because otherwise we wouldn't have met or been friends, and that would have been a major bummer!!

jessica said...

omg, girl, 2013 has already been a great year for me, too! and i'm so excited that in 2014 i'll be able to look back at why it was so great.

mybagofsunshine.blogspot.com

Cece said...

Ha,ha! I could have written this post myself and I think you had the same thoughts on mine! We even have the same favorite color. : ) Glad I found your blog too!!

Susannah said...

This is so great! I think too many people blog for others. We all should remember that first and foremost, our blogs are for us. Everything else is a wonderful plus. :-D

Mattie said...

It is so nice to see that people blog for similar reasons, very encouraging. Loving this link-up, as I keep finding all these great blogs to follow:)

Jessica Lynn Martin said...

That is so awesome how you made real life friends through blogging, I pray for the same opportunity! I am excited to follow your blogging adventures, love your blog! I am new to the blogging scene, follow me at http://foreverconvinced.blogspot.com/ xoxo- Jess