What is your why for blogging?
(Here I’m sharing my very personal why…)
Everyone has their own reason for starting a blog.
Some are very simple and some are more complex.
Maybe you didn’t start yours for you personally, maybe it’s to give your kids a better life or to put them through college.
Maybe it’s to save for your retirement or pay off debt.
Maybe it’s because you’re sharing a life event that changed you like surviving cancer or you’ve lost a lot of weight…
So, my point with this is, there are so many different reasons that individuals start blogs but in order to grow, be successful and to keep up the momentum each and every day, you’ve got to have a passion for what you’re blogging about and using the reason you’re blogging to fuel that passion is what’s going to keep you going every single day.
I know many people are in it to make money and actually I believe the majority of us are but there is more to it than that, there’s a specific reason that you want to make money and that is your why!
That’s what you need to figure out, keep somewhere in front of you at all times so you can constantly refer back to it when needed.
And if your blog is a hobby, that’s awesome also but you still always need to remember your why to keep you going!
SO WHAT’S MY WHY FOR BLOGGING
I am sharing my why and it’s extremely personal to me so this is really hard for me to do but here goes…
When I was a kid I used to spend time at my Big Grammy’s house and sleep over to spend time with her. This was my Mom’s mom and I called her “Big Grammy” because she was taller than my Dad’s mom who was, yes, you got it… “Little Grammy”
Well my Big Grammy was legally blind and a diabetic. I always remember her taking her insulin and cleaning her syringes (these were the days before disposable ones came out so I might be giving away my age but oh well!) Like I said, I was fairly young and I didn’t really understand it but I knew it was something she needed to do.
Well, at the age of 13, I was diagnosed with Type I diabetes, just like her and so it’s been part of my entire life!
Because I remember seeing her go through so much and knowing it was because her blood sugars were high, I am constantly testing my blood and mine more often than not tend to be on the low side because I’ve always had it pounded into my brain “it can’t be high!”
If you know anything about diabetes and low blood sugar, you know it’s definitely dangerous. It’s really not a good thing because sometimes, many times for me, I don’t know what is going on or what to do to help myself so knowing I need to eat to bring my sugar back up is not something I’m able to comprehend and if I don’t do what is needed I can pass out or even worse.
So there’s been many, many times in my life where I’ve been various places and I have a low blood sugar attack and someone has to call the paramedics or ambulance to help.
I still work full-time because I’m not currently able to quit my full-time job and just blog YET ..:::Yes, that is my goal!!:::..
So these “attacks” sometimes happen at my current job and also happened, at times, at my last job. So because of this, everyone is always watching me or should I say watching out for me and checking on me. Now although I know they’re doing it because they care, I am a very quiet and keep-to-myself person and it drives me crazy but this is my life!
So because of this, over the years, I’ve become a very introverted person, I don’t do much, I don’t go a lot of places. Now I do have some really good friends that I love hanging out with. They’re amazing so it’s not like I’m a hermit but I, indeed, like my alone time!
I also have a boyfriend who is the best thing that has happened to me in years and he continues to stand by me through everything. Now although we don’t see eye-to-eye on everything, he watches out for me and takes care of me when I need it so the majority of my nights and weekends are spending time with him. This is in person or on Skype because he lives an hour away from me. He’s my guardian angel, for sure!
So my why in all of this is, I really want to be able to blog for a living so I can stay at home and not feel like I’m being watched, being a spectacle, or being a “burden” to anyone.
Now really I’m almost positive that no one actually feels that way and they’re only worried and trying to help but I feel that way all the time and I really do not like being the center of attention at all.
Lastly, I’ve got to make it clear that I am really happy with my life but I know I could be happier and there you have it, that’s my why! Oh and no judging or negative comments, by the way. Much appreciated!
So what is your why for blogging? Does it keep you motivated so you keep going each and every day?