A little while ago, the absolutely brilliant Bella of "How Does It Feel To..." tagged me after she wrote a post on why she started her blog. And being the massive fail that I am at the moment, I read her post, got all excited, then forgot to do my own. Seriously, I am a massive mess at the moment.
|Image from here. Did you know images from the Hubble Telescope are in the public domain, so you could legally have them blown up into a print or something?|
Then the other day, I Kate wrote a post on this after being tagged by Amy (Keeping up? Good) and it reminded me that I needed to take part.
So here we go! Here are my reasons for starting my blog:
1. I have no life. I am mostly joking here, but not really. I finished uni last June, and moved home. In October, my boyfriend broke up with me. And suddenly, I found myself working and with weekends to fill. Now I've mentioned before that I live in a pretty rural area, and there isn't all that much to do. So one of my reasons for starting this was to force myself to get out there and do things, as I'd have to write about them. And it seems to work!
2. For the community. This was both a reason for starting and an amazing side effect of blogging. When I left school I lost touch with a lot of people (some deliberately) and most of my friends no longer live in Devon, or never did in the first place (side-eye uni friends... SO inconvenient of you to live far away). I had heard a little bit about the blogging community and thought that it might be a good way of getting to chatter to some new people (oh my god this sounds so ridiculously cringey!!). But I had no idea how wonderful everyone is. You are all awesome!!
3. To have an excuse to take ten million photos. In my first year of uni, I became our halls' unofficial photographer. I took pictures of everything and absolutely bloody loved it. But I kind of got out of the habit of it after people jokingly made fun of me for it, and really missed having snapshots of everything. This way, I get to whack out my camera (ahem, iPhone... every picture on the blog is taken on my phone. #sorrynotsorry) and snap away.
4. To inflict my ramblings on a whole new audience. This is kind of self explanatory. I think most people get bored of my ramblings pretty quickly but you guys just can sit there are take it. Also, I like to rant a bit, and while I haven't done this much just yet, I'm sure I will soon enough. Be warned- I can be opinionated.
Aaaand I think they are my main reasons for blogging!! Why did you start?