Is it possible to discover yourself through blogging? To find something you love to do, to strengthen current interests, and to learn new things?
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For me, writing has always been a private way to discovering things about myself. If I’m overly emotional about something, I tend to write in a stream of conscious, unorganized way to let my subconscious thoughts come out. Most of the time, I am able to get to the reason I feel a certain way about something, and sometimes, the reason is well off the mark of what I was expecting.
When I started the site, I did it with the intention of sharing poetry, photography and exploring the artistic temperament. After a several months, I found myself writing motivational articles, blogging tips, details about dreams, and more.
What I have come to realize is that I simply love writing. Not just the stuff I do for myself, but also writing for an audience. And where can you find a larger audience than on ht internet? One of the things I think is wonderful about the internet, social media, and blogging is that it gives everyone a chance to share their knowledge and experiences with others, in hopes that somewhere, someone will be affected in a positive way.
Blogging has strengthened a lot of my interests. My photography, for example, has developed (no pun intended) significantly since I began to share it on this site. Not only do I receive great tips from readers in the comments, but I find myself experimenting with new techniques, eager to share something different with everyone who visits this site. Even if it is just one page through a Google search about hummingbirds.
I believe that, if you have an interest or hobby, you should try blogging about it. You may find it will drive you to develop it even more, so you are able to share more with the community and get amazing feedback into ways to further improve your skills.
Blogging has also reminded me how much I love to learn new things. Whether it is ways to embrace living, the path to enlightenment, research in psychology, great places to travel, coding tricks and plug-ins to improve site functionality and design, or best social media practices, I just enjoy going out and finding new information to absorb and apply. The blogging world is filled with so many sources of information from everywhere around the world – there is never a day that goes by when new information is not written about and waiting to be stumbled upon.
If you are a blogger, have you discovered anything about yourself through blogging? If you are not a blogger, do you think that starting a blog may help you develop yourself or your interests?