The Ultimate Blogging Challenge – Day 3 – Why Blog?

Caitlin has her third challenge out for the Ultimate Clogging Challenge!

In today’s challenge, I would like you to share the reasons as to how and why you started your blog. You could even share a part of your first ever post, and look back on how far you’ve come. It’s entirely up to you as always! 🙂

So, how and why did I start this blog?

Just under 2 years ago, a dear friend of mine started blogging. She suffers from depression and decided that writing about events from her past might help her overcome them. I came across her first post as she had shared it on Facebook. I was a true Blog Virgin. I had heard of blogging but really didn’t know what it was all about. Anyhow, I read her post, and wanted to comment, but it requested that I sign in, and for that, I had to sign up.

So now I had a login for WordPress, and it very temptingly offered me the chance to set up my own blog. Why not, I thought! I have no idea what I am going to write about, but let’s do this! It was only going to be a short faddy thing, after all, wasn’t it!

 

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Screenshot of my first ever post!

 

Little did I know that 21 months later I’d still be there with over 1700 followers, and connections across Social Media stretching that follower number to over 2000!

Blogging reignited the creative flame that I have always carried within me, but I allowed to dim, whilst being a wife and mother, and trying to work.

It has introduced me to some amazing like-minded souls, I have found my very own Blogily! Meeting many of the names I have grown familiar with was wonderful, at the Annual Bloggers Bash Awards, and I have been honoured at both awards ceremonies, with third place in the Most Inspiring Blog category, the first year, and this year, the second awards, which I attended, I came second in the Best Overall Blog category!

Blogging even gave me the courage to publish my own poetry book!

 

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Available on Amazon here myBook.to/PoeticRITUals.

 

 

So why do I blog, despite having a crazy life, as a wife, mother, teacher, friend, daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, aunt, taxi driver, housekeeper, cook…(you get the idea? I am kinda busy!)?

Because it keeps me sane! I find that at the end of the day, sitting with my Surface, reading posts in my reader really relaxes me, and composing a post or three, gets my creative juices flowing!

I find that at the end of the day, sitting with my Surface, reading posts in my reader really relaxes me, and composing a post or three, gets my creative juices flowing! Some people go to the gym, some need a glass of wine, I need my blog!

And there you have it, how and why my blog came about!

And, just for the record, I am so happy to have you here with me on my creative journey!

 

35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Eric Klingenberg
    Aug 20, 2016 @ 09:59:11

    Reblogged this on Eric's blog and commented:

    For my reblog today I have chosen Ritu with her blog I smile anyway. Not only is it the best title ever, it’s a great blog. She always reads and likes my stuff I just wish I was as good reading hers. To make up for my slackness I’ll treat you to one of her posts about why she blogs in the first place.

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  2. Caitlin (A Little Daydreamer)
    Aug 19, 2016 @ 16:38:39

    Reblogged this on and commented:

    A very inspirational blogger indeed. 🙂

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  3. laveenasengar
    Aug 19, 2016 @ 05:22:02

    Indeed!

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  4. Robert Matthew Goldstein
    Aug 17, 2016 @ 21:45:05

    Wonderful answers. Blogging is a whole new way to bring meaning to one’s life.

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  5. Janni Styles
    Aug 17, 2016 @ 19:24:26

    Love your blog, Ritu, and congrats on your poetry book, looks lovely 😊💗

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  6. Anna
    Aug 17, 2016 @ 18:46:37

    High five back to you! Keep blogging, you belong here on wp with the rest of us 🙂 I agree with what you writing about blogging. It’s fun 🙂

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  7. Judy Martin
    Aug 17, 2016 @ 17:13:39

    I am glad that you blog Sis otherwise I would have missed out on meeting such a wonderful, kind and funny soul sister! 🙂

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  8. Erika Kind
    Aug 17, 2016 @ 06:57:45

    Starting one little thing leads to a chain of new things. I am so glad you started blogging, Sis!

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  9. ladyleemanila
    Aug 17, 2016 @ 04:52:42

    cheers, Ritu 🙂 you rock!

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  10. neelwritesblog
    Aug 17, 2016 @ 03:00:06

    Cheers to you and keep rocking sis

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  11. syl65
    Aug 17, 2016 @ 01:38:19

    High five Sister 🖐The journey continues…

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