Sunday, March 17, 2013

Day 17 - Why and When Did You Start Blogging?

31 Day Blog Challenge - March


The Art Piece we did at D3 Artworks Inc. I'm the short one on the left.

When and Why Did I Start a Blog?

I started reading blogs more than two years ago on a regular basis. Blogs were more appealing to me because you could find all these interesting ideas, crafts, tips and recipes, but it was because of the actual blogger that I wanted to stick around and read more. 

The summer of 2012 while working at D3 Artworks Inc. I really got back into being creative and wanting to write more. One of my co-workers had a blog and that's when I decided that I wanted one too. Working at D3 also gave me the self confidence I needed to be able to put myself out there, because before I was too scared to actually write a blog.

I'll admit, I had a couple of blogs before this one but none of them were really me and I couldn't commit to writing on them regularly. Around the time I opened my vintage Etsy shop in October, I decided I should have a blog just for my shop. That blog is still around, my mom writes on it more than I do, but it's strictly for the shop. 

Then in November I finally realized what I was passionate about. I may not have one singular hobby or interest that takes up a lot of my time, but I do have a little someone who does; Sidney. 

Being a young parent, or a parent in general, is what motivates me. In the end, all of my decisions are based on what would be best for Sidney. Whether that decision is to go to school, start waking up earlier, setting a good example by eating healthier, going green or moving towards a more minimalist lifestyle.

I obviously don't have the best advice to give when it comes to life. I can probably tell you more on what not to do than what to do, but I can share my experience. I don't know what sharing my experience has to offer anyone, but I'm having fun doing it.

And that is why and when I started blogging.

Why and when did you start blogging?

Check out my previous challenges:
Day 1 - Portrait
Day 2 - Favourite Quote
Day 3 - What Makes Me Happy
Day 4 - Best Childhood Memory
Day 5 - Favourite Movies I Never Get Sick Of
Day 6 - Random Acts of Kindness
Day 7 - My Dream Job
Day 8 - Pet Peeves
Day 9 - What's on Your Life List?
Day 10 - Daily Routine
Day 11 - The Last Books I've Read
Day 12 - Something I Miss
Day 13 - Regret

Day 14 - Music
Day 15 - I am Awesome! 
Day 16 - My Biggest Accomplishment 


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  1. Well I'm sure you've reached/touched someone out there with your sharing :)

  2. Well, thank you for sharing your experiences, I enjoy reading about them. :o) I started blogging to keep a record of all the fun stuff we do, as well as to keep me motivated to do them!

    It's hard to find the energy sometimes, so writing about it helps. :o) Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    Sarah @ lookingasuare

    1. I find that blogging motivates me to do more fun things, too! I can do a craft, garden or cook and write a blog post about it, essentially doing two things at a time.

      I enjoy your blog, too :)
      Have a good weekend!

  3. I'm so glad you started blogging! I can't wait to read more!

  4. I imagine you've helped a lot more people than you think. I always love reading people's blogs that are honest about their lives, even the mistakes they've made. We're all human, and all make them, so the best e can do is learn from each other. I'm a newer follower and am looking forward to catching up on your writing! :-)

    1. Thank you :)

      I also love reading blogs that are honest, that's why it's so important that I keep my posts honest, too.

  5. I love that art piece! Wow! :)
    Once you find your readers, it seems like they stick around to hear more quite often. So I am sure you are helping a lot of people, or just letting them read that someone is doing something that they might be doing, etc. Blogs are so cool that way. :D

    1. Thank you :) It was a project I worked on with a group of people for our local Film Festival.

  6. I'm having a good time reading your blog. I think we could all probably write a book on what not to do based on our own experiences. Keep up the good work, I look forward to reading more.


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