I know you wanna know- why did I start blogging

7 May

I know you have all been dying to know why I started blogging. I shared a little bit in Another Clean Slate’s first post, however I thought I’d delve deeper into the topic.

Believe it or not, next week it will have been two months since I started this little adventure. I was already lurking on other blogs and I suppose I just needed a push to get my own site started. That push was actually several days/weeks/months of feeling kind of totally in a rut. I was not very happy, even though I had every reason to be happy. I was bored with work. My boyfriend started a new job and was engrossed in that. Family issues prevailed (remember my dad’s girlfriend?). My local good friends’ lives all got a lot busier. My head was spinning more than usual. Basically, I needed something new to distract me. This feeling isn’t new to me, but this time it was worse than usual.

Enter Another Clean Slate.

I’ve actually started a couple of other blogs in the past but only shared them with a handful of people. It only took a couple of weeks each time before I deactivated and deleted them. But the people I shared posts with would ask me for more. I have a lot of friends all over the place and I suppose this is a good way to keep in touch (they need to start their own blogs so I can do the same!). This time I have tried to resist the urge to deactivate and delete. Trust me, I’ve backed slowly away from the computer on more than one occasion. And my best friend has convinced me to keep this going- at least for the time being.

It’s not a very interesting story, but now you know. I was feeling blue and needed an upper. Wine wasn’t helping. Wait, booze isn’t an upper anyways, right?

Thanks for the distractions, friends!

So, why did you start?

Hooah and Hiccups
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39 Responses to “I know you wanna know- why did I start blogging”

  1. outlawmama May 7, 2013 at 7:31 am #

    Keep going.

  2. Janine Huldie May 7, 2013 at 7:51 am #

    No unfortunately booze is a depressant, but seriously so happy you started blogging!! You really do have a knack for it and hope you keep it up!! 🙂

  3. Dana May 7, 2013 at 7:56 am #

    I needed a creative outlet – something for me that didn’t involve my kids or husband. But just yesterday I had that exhausted feeling – that I just can’t keep up with this blog thing. It was the first time in four months that I’ve felt the urge to quit, and I’m trying hard to just work through it. It’s comforting to know that you’ve felt the same way. I hope you stick around, Kate – I really enjoy your blog and you have great things to say!

  4. megan May 7, 2013 at 8:07 am #

    I started blogging because I was going to be doing a year of volunteer service and I thought it might be interesting to share my stories. That was in 2009. I haven’t stopped since!

  5. mrkelly2u May 7, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    Keep going Kate – having a creative outlet is good for the soul and it’s just another way to hook up with other like-minded people. Say YES! to words and NO! to wine. Well, not indefinitely. That would be a bad idea . . .

    Kelly’s Eye – Writing, Music, Life

  6. dee May 7, 2013 at 8:25 am #

    A friend of mine just recently deactivated her blog which made me sad. So I hope you don’t do so. 😦

    This is an interesting topic. Why indeed? When I started my blog I didn’t even make an intro, I jumped right in without explaining who I was and why I was writing. Haha. I did it because I was always a diary writer and I guess the blog was just that – only online.

  7. Creative Mysteries May 7, 2013 at 8:55 am #

    Please keep blogging! And I think that’s a very interesting story. I started blogging to get into the habit of writing more often. And of course, blogging is an emotional and creative outlet for me as well.

    So I’m happy you’re still going.

  8. The Dose of Reality (@TheDoseTweets) May 7, 2013 at 8:58 am #

    So glad you did start blogging. The world needs your voice.-The Dose Girls

  9. Jodi May 7, 2013 at 9:32 am #

    I can’t believe you’ve only been blogging for a couple of months and you already have so many followers/readers! Good job! Keep it up. I’ve been blogging for 3 years and I love it. It is really nice to have a “scrapbook” of my life and I love all the friends I’ve made both in Boston and across the US!

  10. Law_Fal May 7, 2013 at 10:03 am #

    You would never guess you were a rookie blogger. Yours is one of my favorite reads and it seems like you have been around forever!

  11. Julie DeNeen May 7, 2013 at 10:50 am #

    Love this idea for a post! I too had lots of blogs that I went and deleted after a few weeks. It takes a while to gain your footing!

  12. Melissa P May 7, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    Blogging is such a great way to process life, and find a great little community along the way! Keep at it! 🙂

  13. Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice May 7, 2013 at 11:53 am #

    Good for you. Perseverance is good. I try to post at least twice a week ( not counting Wordless Wednesday) but have not been able to get back at it since the A-Z thing…plus there is so much to do outside now… ( I believe that would be classified as “an excuse”)!! Main point…Have fun!

  14. Alyssa May 7, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

    I don’t care what anyone says, WINE IS TOTALLY AN UPPER. It is. cause SCIENCE.

  15. Hailey @ Love,LaughterandLipstick May 7, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    It is so funny how just having a place for your thoughts can make you feel better. I am starting to feel down, already dreading a day in July and trying not to let it get me too down. I love the way a glass of wine at the end of the day feels. 🙂 Can’t wait to follow along.
    Hailey @ Love, Laughter and Lipstick

  16. Paula May 7, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    This is going to be a long one . . . you’ll wish you hadn’t asked!

    Originally I started blogging because I just wanted to write and have people read it. I was in a happy place in my life and it was just meant to be a bit of fun. Then, about two months into my original blog, a couple of people in my work came across it, found anything in it they could twist and started passing it around my work (in my defence I had said a couple of things about them, not mentioning any names so it wasn’t entirely undeserved in my case) and made my life a misery, which also resulted in my relationship at the time breaking up. My blog then became my therapy for a while as I tried to work through that, being a bit depressed and then my gran’s death, all in the space of a few weeks.

    Even now it veers between happy and sad, rants and relationships . . . I kinda love how it just reflects the way my mind works and my little piece of the world though. And that’s why I keep doing it even five years on.

  17. Tina May 7, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    Lol! You’re a good writer, so I hope that I will be reading your blog for a long time, whatever the reason you started.

  18. treadmillconfessions May 7, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    I just started a blog here almost 2 months ago, but I also have another blog that I’m not regularly posting on. I like posting here because it’s semi-anonymous, and since I’ve never had one on wordpress.com before, I thought “what the hell” 🙂


    I’ve been blogging since about 2006 and started out blogging only on myspace, moved it all over to my own domain when I deleted myspace altogether in 2007.

    My new blog is for moving toward a more positive/healthy lifestyle and my old one is mostly for thoughts, ramblings, and writing attempts (flash fiction.)

    Congrats on your success–keep up the good work!

  19. thesavedrunner May 7, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

    I started blogging because I love following other healthy living blogs for workout and recipe ideas, and I wanted to share my own ideas with everyone! Plus, since my faith is the most important thing to me, I thought blogging would be another great way to share my faith! I have loved the people I have got to meet and get to know through blogging. It is such a great community!

  20. Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections May 7, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    That’s cool that blogging has kind of been your constant in times of disorder. I think blogging can be very therapeutic and also make you feel accomplished or in control of something when other things are not. I hope you stick with it! 🙂

  21. Me May 7, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    Keep Writing. 🙂
    You are good in it.

  22. running mama May 7, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    I was also lurking long before I started this. I started to connect with moms, because I love to write and because I didn’t have time to scrapbook anymore.

    Keep it up

  23. Taylor @ Pink Heels Pink Truck May 7, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

    I started cause I moved out to West Texas for work (by myself) and didn’t know very many people…lived in a hotel room…decided that was the best way to keep my sanity. 😉

  24. jen May 7, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

    I had no idea you hadn’t been around 4ever! I love your blog. I have been doing it awhile but only recently “went public” as well. Same blog though. I feel like backing away every other day, and then someone says something encouraging and I keep on chugging. Not the wine… then I would sleep, not write. I’m glad your sticking with it!

  25. Kate May 7, 2013 at 8:18 pm #

    Whatever the reason you started, am glad you did, love catching up with your blog.

    Kate x
    Kate at Home

  26. JulieYouJest May 7, 2013 at 10:12 pm #

    You promise not to stop blogging and I’ll promise never to write about my topic today ever again, deal? I started my blog for a few reasons 1) I love telling stories and I had no outlet. 2) More importantly, spending so much time stuck in bed, I wanted and needed a sense of community. I’m am amazed by the support and encouragement I receive from other bloggers! It’s awesome! Also, I’m so very glad you’re here!

  27. nataliedeyoung May 7, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

    I can’t believe it’s only been two months! You’re a natural!

  28. Blond Duck May 7, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

    I wanted a book deal. 🙂

  29. Shay May 7, 2013 at 11:40 pm #

    I started blogging as a way to continue to practice writing while sending out my novels with queries. (That sounds so douchey, doesn’t it? But that’s really why.) It then took on a life of its own and I fell in love with it. I never thought I’d like to write “short stories,” but I felt like I had found my niche. I had to take the blog down for professional reasons, and it devastated me. I could only stay away for a few months, though, and had to come back. Alas, anonymity. 🙂 Keep blogging. You’re good at it. I can’t believe you’ve only been at it a little while.

  30. michellenahom May 7, 2013 at 11:57 pm #

    I hope you keep it up because I really enjoy your blog. I can’t believe you’ve been doing it for such a short time! I think I started because I wanted to write about what I did for my business and then it just morphed into something completely different…as did my business. it’s all good!

  31. classywithakick May 8, 2013 at 1:38 am #

    So glad you started! 🙂

    Classy with a Kick

  32. Bhavya (@Bhav_Zz) May 8, 2013 at 2:33 am #

    Pretty much the same reason as to why I started blogging. Maybe I will do a post on this one day 🙂

  33. Hallie May 8, 2013 at 7:56 am #

    so glad you started, and I am so excited to be following along now:):)

  34. Heather (@mylittlehea) May 8, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

    I love having an “online” life. Some place I feel is my own and it’s been a while since I took the time to do something creative and fun online!

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