Hello human beings of the Internet world!
Wow today, January 15th 2018 marks one year of blogging for zigzagmag! This is the date when I posted my first blog post last year. Actually I made my blog in November of 2016, but actually had the courage to post my first blog in January of 2017. And what a year it has been ah!
I decided that in tribute to it being a year since I published my first piece that I would write a post on why I think others who are thinking about blogging should blog!
Here we go…
Through blogging, I have been able to reach people who I would have NEVER crossed paths with and affected them in some way. I have even reached people who I know but never talked to much or became distant with and affected them in some way. A positive way I feel/hope.
My ultimate goal in life, that I want to carry through my career and personal life is to connect with people, digitally and in person. And I can say that the past year I have definitely done that. Through this blog I have received comments directly on my posts, to Facebook comments, to personal messages people like you have sent me. This blog has been an outlet for me to help me connect with others as well as my readers to connect with one another.
I want to say thank you to the people who read all my posts constantly, and to the ones who have supported me in this little hobby that I hope changes some of your lives! Sorry for getting deep but… honestly the blog posts that I have debated on uploading, the ones I cringed at are the ones that have gotten the most attention and those were the ones where I was really putting myself out there. I cannot believe the people who have supported me through those “cringe worthy” posts, and I hope they shined a light to you all.
WHY YOU SHOULD BLOG
So the point of this post was to emphasize why potential bloggers should blog. All the points I said about connecting and having the potential to impact people is why you should blog! Even though my blog is small, I have reached people and for the most part positively impact them in whatever way. No matter what content you want to create, you will impact someone, maybe even make their day!
I literally just finished reading the book Milk and Honey, by Rupi Kaur, and on page 1 she states
“my heart woke me crying last night
how can i help i begged
my heart said
write the book“.
I feel that if you have something that can potentially impact someone’s life, respectfully and in a positive way, share it. So blog about it! That is why I do, like why Rupi wrote her book Milk and Honey.
Also starting a blog could open new doors, opportunities you have been chasing for or experiences you never thought could happen! I know it is scary to put your writing out there to the world, but if you do it in a honest yet respectful way, you will sure get good people to read it and follow!
Thank you all for clicking on this post and/or any of my posts at all! I hope if you considered blogging that you choose to do so because the results, no matter big or small, are so worth it. My goal is to reach more people and propose raw material that I got from true inspiration. Sorry for being so deep but It Has Been A Year Of Blogging For Me So I Feel The Need To Reflect On The Year In That Way!
Thank you all again and blog on!
Helen 🙂 ❤