Life | Why do I blog?

12 October 2015

Hello!

I've seen a few other blogs similar to this recently about other blogger's writing about their blogging past and the reason why they carry on and I have to admit that it has made me stop and think to myself, "Why do I blog?" and "What's the reason I KEEP blogging?". Every blogger that I read had different reasons and points to make and although I agreed with many, I thought I would write my own personal post as to why I blog.


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I remember starting this blog on a Thursday afternoon back in June 2013. It was a few hours after I finished work and I was back in front of my computer reading other blogs. I'd been reading other blogger's websites for a few months before this and I remember thinking that I really wanted to join in as I had much that I wanted to write and talk about. So I finally decided to take that plunge and set myself up my own website through Blogger.

Originally I was going to call my blog "Natalie Ann Blogs" but I thought it sounded really boring and after much doodling down potentials names and nicknames, I eventually thought of Petal Poppet Blogs. The idea came from my dad as Petal and Poppet are two nicknames he used to give me when I was a little girl and I guess they both stuck with me! So it's very personal but no-one knows unless they know that fact!

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At first blogging was a lot harder than what I thought it would be. Who knew it would be so frustrating to take the perfect picture of a lipstick or to find of a catchy title for a post! And let's not even mention the getting to grips with Photoshop!

Although I did really enjoy blogging, there was quite a few times when I wanted to give it all up as I thought I would never get any followers or "fame" with my blog. But like I said, that even if people didn't read it, I found that I really enjoyed blogging and that it was turning into more of a hobby.

Obviously this was two years ago and over the time I have built up a small follower group and even a few friendships with other bloggers. This was something that I had hoped for but never really expected!

Looking back on my older posts it's funny to see how much my writing and photography skills have improved and in a way it gives me a boost to carry on so I can look back again in another two years time and see where I am today. It's little things like that that make me continue!

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To conclude my little walk down memory lane, I blog for me. Although I love my followers and the friends I've made, I carry on blogging because of the way it makes me feel.

As well as I love the way it makes me feel when I see my views go up or when I read all your lovely comments on my posts, I also love how more confident it's made me. I originally was going to keep this blog quite anonymous but over the weeks and months, I started to get more friendly and open about myself. And that's down to blogging!

I honestly can't see myself stopping PPB any time soon as it really does bring too much happiness. Hopefully all you guys can help me carry on my little blogging journey! 


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8 comments:

  1. Great post Natalie! I still keep my blog fairly anonymous in real life, but I love being able to chat with and get to know other bloggers.

    Hollie :) hollieshighlights.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you :) And I'm totally the same - I love getting to know other bloggers! xo

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  2. Loved reading this post, a few times I completely gave up on blogging, thinking "whats the point" but than I look at those big amazing blogs that actually inspired me to start my own blog, it keeps me going! I've learned to never over think! :) xx

    ❥SleepyHeaven

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    1. That is a great bit of advice :) I think we compare each other a bit too much as well - our blogs are unique and we all need to learn to love that! xo

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  3. I agree! I blog for me too! I dont want any fame or a huge number of followers/comments. I wanna be happy and blogging does exactly that :D

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. I'm glad you agree! I love having blogging as my hobby! xo

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  4. This is a great post Natalie. People definitly underestimate how hard it is to write a blog, all the different components that need to match up. You should definitely be proud of your blog :) x

    Abi | abistreetx

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  5. This is lovely, Natalie! It's always good to remember that blogging should be fun! Not this horrible task that I dread coming to. I love my blog, but sometimes it can be so stressful!

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