7 April 2014

THE FREELANCE LIFE 14: WHY YOU BLOG

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Last week, while i was laying out the week's posts, i thought how happy that part of the day made me feel. So i wondered, why do i blog? 

I know for fact, that when i started blogging a few years ago, it was just for experiment purposes only. Trying to find myself, my style, connect with people. I kinda failed at that part, since i hadn't taken myself seriously. Later on, last year on my birthday, i gave it another good shot. From times to times, the reason we blog might change. But it's always nice to know what it is that makes us feel good. Here are my reasons: 

A lot of freelancers use their blogs as a way to showcase their work and to be known for it. And by all means, i'm the first to shoutout that the blog (at least for me) is the best way of getting known. But other than that, isn't it just awesome, how a blog of an artist, is a journal of how he has grown and changed. Why do you blog?


21 comments :

Kelly said...

One of the best decisions I made was to take blogging seriously. I had probably 7 blogs before Behind The Design. None lasted over a month.
It really helps me in the 4 points you highlighted. And I just love that I was able to make friends, where before it was a business-only environment, a bit cold... Now is pure sunshine! :)

Nnenna said...

I definitely say #1 and #2 are my main reasons! There's not a lot of room for creativity in my day job, so my blog serves as an outlet for that. Also, connecting with other bloggers who have similar interests has been so awesome and I've made some IRL friends that way. Every time I get discouraged, I remember how much I truly love blogging- I just can't quit it! :)

Maru | Fashiony Fab said...

These are all the resons why I love blogging! And getting to know new people and stay connected with them is a big one for me.

Natasha Linskill said...

Its nice to hear why other bloggers blog! I started blogging simply because my day job involves zero creativity and I needed a creative outlet. My blog is still very new, I'm not sure what my style is or how it's going to progress, but I've met some wonderful, motivating and inspirational bloggers which has been a happy bonus and keeps me going!

Jo said...

You said it! I blog to keep myself inspired and motivated!

Julia Kostreva said...

C - I love how open you are on your blog, it really feels conversational, and encouraging. My blog's definitely been a playful space for me, to help me better learn what I want to be doing. As a result, I've connected with so many interesting and creative people, where I hadn't had the opportunity before. And yes! It's totally motivational - it feels so positive to be part of such good energy out there! :)

Amber | And Yes To Joy said...

Loving this post! So many of the reasons are you share resonate with me, and are why I blog as well. It keeps me on my toes, keeps me fresh and inspired to create, share and be useful.

Quyen Nguyen said...

All great reasons for maintaining a blog, and they are some of my reasons for my blog too. I like the fact that I am able to document my travels and experiences for myself as well as share it with other people.

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Court | love court xoxo said...

Gosh, I think my reason for blogging changes almost daily! Today it's for motivation- Mondays have a way of sucking all the motivation out of me and my body just wants to nap ;) I hope you have a good week! I'm glad you started taking your blog seriously a year ago because it allowed me to "meet" you!

Sarah Wheeler said...

I very much agree with Court - Mondays are usually for inspiration! But I really began blogging as a journal for myself. I try to keep that purpose behind much of my blog, keeping it a place for me to look back on the good (and bad) moments. But my blog has also become such a creative outlet for me. It's been a fun place to document my progress as a creative.


What a great question to ask ourselves! Happy Monday, Corina!

Audrey said...

For me, blogging has helped me discover what my passions are and helped me to keep pursuing those. But I'd say all four of the reasons you mentioned have played a part in my journey.
Also, this is a great way to bring passionate bloggers together! I'm loving going through comments and visiting new blogs.

ainakwmt said...

I agree with all 4 points you mentioned! And the biggest thing for me is being creative and making posts of designs or photos I created and looking back to see how my taste has evolved! It's a lot of fun and I recommend it anyone; not just designers. Do you think you've brought in more design work because of this blog?

Keep up the great work!

Come visit me here: A I N A K W M T

Hannah Smith | fox and willow said...

I'm so new to this whole world, but for me so far it would be to connect with others and to be purposeful in documenting our family -to be able to look back on.

Carol said...

it used to be for my friends and families, sharing about my life and all that. now it's still the same but more I guess. every time i blog these days, i get a sense of personal satisfaction. it's a good way to keep track of my own growth :) I love to read old entries and think about how silly i used to be :D


of course there are other things, like communicating with other bloggers - that's one of my motivations as well. i really enjoyed all the new small little friendships that builds around on blog :) another one of the reasons why to keep on blogging!

Alecia Zasiebida said...

my reasons are all of the above ones you mentioned. :)

Danielle Marshall said...

Your posts always come at the best of times! I have been struggling the past week with the direction of my blog and your post offered a nice reminder that our blogs will change as we change. No reason to fret and get stressed over it. Embrace the change!

Melissa said...

Great post! I think it's normal to blog for various reasons. I blog to improve my writing, to strengthen my brand, to jot down memories for myself and to learn. :)

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Jacqueline said...

I used to blog to share my experience during my career-transition, but now I blog to share the work I do and also to expose my design business. I agree that our motives for blogging can change everyday according to our moods - and all in all, I feel that it's healthy for our minds to be able to get our thoughts out there and at the same time feel satisfaction that comes from creating. :D

horsesofares said...

Your graphics just make me melt... they're soo good! Omg.

I started (and keep) blogging because I have a deep love for writing. Always have. This is a great post. I'm really enjoying all of your "freelance life" posts, keep 'em coming! ;)

Alexandra | folk & fest said...

As always great inspiration Corina ! And great reassurance just when I needed it ! I'm still trying to find my feet a little bit when it comes to blogging, and particularly have been struggling with the direction of my blog a bit lately ! but I'm loving every minute of it it's been a great experience so far and I've met some really amazing and inspiring people along the way, including you :) it can definitely be hard to find inspiration and motivation sometimes but you've just got to try and keep moving forward ! :) x

Matthew Pike said...

Connecting wasn't one I thought of when I first started but it's turned into one of the biggest and most rewarding parts. Daily feedback from your friends be in on social media or text is just something else.

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