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“Why do I blog?”

This is a question that I’ve been thinking about when I read how blogging can help you live meaningfully.

When I started this blog, I  honestly don’t have concrete reasons or goals in mind. All I know is that I enjoy writing. A few days of pondering, I finally realized why I blog:

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1.To share stories

When I started being a mother, I found it helpful to read other moms’ stories. It made me feel that my struggles are normal, and it gave me tips on how to handle things.

I’m still a long way from being an expert on some topics, but I know I know well on some. Which is why, I try to share my experiences and lessons learned. It’s not much, but it’s a start.

2.To document

Sometimes, I just want a space to collect my adventures. I look forward to looking back one day and see how far I’ve come.

3.To feel connected 

I am an introvert so I find it hard to start conversations. However, blogging gave me a safe space to converse with others. The more I write, the more I become confident.

Receiving comments on posts is my most favorite thing. It gives me the sense that what I’m writing makes sense; that people pay attention to my comments, and that I matter.

4.To rant?

Sometimes, you just need a space to release your thoughts. When I need more space than what Facebook provides, I turn to blogging. Halfway through the post, I see a different perspective, and I gain a better understanding of the issue.

5.To know more about myself

They say that why people see is just the tip of the iceberg. When I write, my heart and soul escapes through my fingers. And with that, I learn something about myself a little bit more.

These are the reasons that I can think of. As I go on through building my blog, I know that I would realize more reasons why I want to continue.

So, how can blogging help me live meaningfully? With the reasons I mentioned, I know that blogging can help me be a better person. I started this year with lots of hopes for myself, including being stronger, braver, and more independent. Also, being a little less shy.

With a better understanding of myself and the support of others that comes with blogging, I know that I can achieve these goals. And I hope that you’ll be with me in this journey.

What do you think about this post? Let me know in the comments! 😉

Enjoy life. Cheers!

~Nina

35 Comments

  1. Achintam karmakar

    Blogging is sometime like soulmate to me…it’s allows to show my talent over the cyber….And beside adding some extra income.

    08 . Jun . 2016
  2. Aika

    I feel you. I am an introvert too and it’s really hard for me to socialize with other people or start a conversation. Through blogging, I can write the thoughts that I can never put into words.

    12 . Apr . 2016
    • Nina Sogue

      Isn’t it easier when you write it down? I really feel relieved when I write. No more bugging thoughts in my head 🙂

      27 . Apr . 2016
  3. thetraveltub

    Blogging is not as easy as what others think about it, it requires a lot of patience and time actually. I am not the type of person who is good verbally that’s why i decided to get involved in blogging, this way, i am able to express myself and thoughts better as well as documenting and sharing other people my journeys.

    Great post! ?

    11 . Apr . 2016
    • ninasogue

      I think the easiest and the hardest part is sharing yourself to others. It’s easy because it’s easy to talk about something that you’re passionate about. It’s hard because it opens you up to a point of vulnerability. The good ones are those with a personal touch. I’ve seen a lot of blogs that are packed with ads. It provides incentives to the users, but it isn’t a great blog to visit 🙁

      11 . Apr . 2016
  4. Motherhood and More

    Gret to know your reasons…for me blogging is about getting in touch with myself and sharing my thoughts with a wide audience without any bias and connecting with people around the world

    08 . Apr . 2016
    • Nina Sogue

      That’s a good reason! Blogging is really a good platform to connect with others 🙂

      27 . Apr . 2016
  5. Chandrangsu Biswas

    Blogging always let’s me experience and know about new aspects. It has enabled me to make a space for me on the web to share my views with all. However, blogging has also added to my monthly salaries. But I really like the point that you blog to satisfy yourself. That’s the kind of view every passionate blogger should have.

    08 . Apr . 2016
    • Nina Sogue

      Isn’t it rewarding when you know that people connect to you? Though on the side, I hope I can also monetize. But ultimately, I really want to connect with others 🙂

      27 . Apr . 2016
  6. Lea

    I definitely agree on the last part. Blogging helps us know more about ourselves because when we write, we have to think carefully what it is that reflects our opinions and ultimately, ourselves best. 🙂

    07 . Apr . 2016
    • Nina Sogue

      Yes, Lea. That’s very well said. 😀

      27 . Apr . 2016
  7. jaimie felix

    When I started blogging – I put it up as my own diary~ with pretty similar reasons like yours – Stay happy, speak your mind and that is all what matters –

    xoxo,
    Jaimie of THE MERMAID IN STILETTOS

    07 . Apr . 2016
    • Nina Sogue

      Thanks, Jaimie! I’ll keep that in mind 🙂

      27 . Apr . 2016
  8. mhaan.a-ds

    Glad you finally defined your own reasons to blog. We almost have the same reasons, that is to share and to inspire others. Let’s keep blogging dear 🙂

    07 . Apr . 2016
    • ninasogue

      Will definitely do, Mhaan 🙂

      07 . Apr . 2016
  9. mskathykenny

    You have the best reasons for blogging. I hope that never changes. 🙂

    07 . Apr . 2016
    • ninasogue

      Thank you! I made it a point to list it down so I have something to go back to whenever I feel “lost”.

      07 . Apr . 2016
  10. mommykach

    I’ve been meaning to write about my own reasons as well, thanks for reminding me to finish that now. 🙂 I have to agree, with blogging you got to see a different side of yourself that you never really knew of. You share a piece of yourself with every post you publish, seeing it in a different light.

    07 . Apr . 2016
    • ninasogue

      Yes – that’s my favorite thing, sharing a piece of yourself. It’s such a nice feeling to discover something new that you hadn’t noticed before. Believe it or not, I blog to relieve myself from stress. It makes me feel better, especially when people can relate to you.

      07 . Apr . 2016
  11. investmnl

    I agree, blogging somehow can make us better individuals. With that kind of conclusion, go and write some more. Cheers to continuously finding the better versions of ourselves. — Jen Villarosa

    06 . Apr . 2016
    • ninasogue

      Thanks, Jen! I hope as I go on, I won’t lose myself in the process so I made sure to write this down. I want to be grounded on something, and I aim to not lose my personal touch in every post. Fingers-crossed! 🙂

      07 . Apr . 2016
  12. ASKSonnie

    Because you defined your reasons, why you blog, you now have more than enough fuel to sustain you in your blogging journey. I suggest that you also set goals every year, so you can measure your growth.

    06 . Apr . 2016
    • ninasogue

      Thanks, Sonnie! That’s a good one. I have mini goals throughout the year, but I’m still not confident to share it yet. Haha! But yes, maybe I should start measuring my growth against my goals. Definitely a good insight 🙂

      07 . Apr . 2016
  13. Aika Loraine

    Nice. You have lots of good reasons. For me, I blog for passion and to be able to share things. I consider my blog as a diary.

    06 . Apr . 2016
    • ninasogue

      Thanks, Aika! I used to keep a “diary”- style blog when I was younger, but I don’t feel like sharing some of my more personal things anymore for some privacy. I think…it goes with age? Haha. Continue sharing your passion to others 🙂

      07 . Apr . 2016
  14. Dorothy Mae C. Torretijo

    Blogging is about pursuing your passion. For me I blog because I want to share stories and document my travels, life and memories.

    06 . Apr . 2016
    • ninasogue

      Isn’t it great to look back and see how far you’ve come? I wish I started earlier when I still had more time and resources. I’m hoping to travel some day, but that’s on pause for now 🙂

      07 . Apr . 2016
    • Neri Ann

      This is so true. You should blog because you love it not because you are pressured to do so.

      07 . Apr . 2016
      • Nina Sogue

        Yes, Neri. I agree. When it comes from the heart, people would know 🙂

        27 . Apr . 2016
  15. Arrianne Guzman (@travelhabeat)

    It’s important to know the reasons why you blog. Because it will give you the motivation to improve and explore on things. My main reason for blogging is my love for writing 🙂

    05 . Apr . 2016
    • ninasogue

      Totally agree! I love writing too. I just fall inlove with words sometimes. It’s more concrete, yet there’s power to be artistic at the same time.

      07 . Apr . 2016
  16. Maaya Arianna Legaspi

    We have some same reasons why we blog. But for me, it’s more on documenting the awesome stuff I do during trips or vacations. And also, to share your experiences is another thing. Though being a blogger, it really requires dedication as writing good stuff as well as editing pictures are time consuming. But once you others are liking your content, it’s really a nice feeling. And at the end of the day, it’s really more about our self fulfillment. Blogging is really fun, isn’t it? 🙂

    05 . Apr . 2016
    • ninasogue

      It is super fun! I’m results-driven, so I’m motivated with stats…? Also, it feels really good to find connection with other people. I also hope to document trips / vacation, when I finally have one. 🙂

      07 . Apr . 2016
  17. ROBERT LEE

    Bloggers all have their own reasons for blogging and for as long as you like doing it then you’re good. As for me, I did write this:

    BLOGGING: WHY I BLOG

    05 . Apr . 2016
    • ninasogue

      Hi Robert, that’s a great post. I also love how you ended it, “adding value to readers”. I believe that it is good if you get something out of doing what you want, but you can always take it a notch higher by using your passion to help others. This would show in how posts are written, and the good ones are the ones that entice readers to communicate back.

      07 . Apr . 2016

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