whenever i tell people i'm a blogger, reactions are somewhat bifocal. there's the group of people who thinks it's amazing, who want to know my blog name, regularly send me feedback in one form or the other, and generally just like to be part of some aspects of my life. then there is the other group of people, who look at me funny. and all written over their faces is: 'one of those exhibitionists and over sharers'...
to the latter group i often tried to explain that blogging is cathartic for me, and some kind of way to keep sane. that it's not about sharing intimate feelings that nobody wants to hear anyway, but about making friends all around the world, with people who think and feel alike. like, a few weeks back i got to know the fabulous leti from becoming lola, and since her comments and feedback are of incredible value for me. she encourages me to keep going. also, i made friends over instagram (which i only got a hang of because of blogging). it's so inspiring to see what other people do in their lives, to be part of it, and to enjoy the beauty and the happiness (and sometimes sadness) they feel in their lives. it's relatable. it's honest. and it's real life.
so, as i'm a diehard list-lover, here are my top ten reasons as to why i love blogging.
1 blogging is a means to collect and archive the things that happen in my life.
2 it's cathartic. meaning: i process a lot during writing (and feel better afterwards).
3 in a way it's like a diary - except that it's not in handwriting...
4 i get to edit many pictures of memorable things that i normally wouldn't even look at ever again.
5 so many amazing bloggers out there, adding up to a tremendous creative power & i'm part of it!
6 i made friends through blogging, that i'd normally never meet. they're awesome, caring & lovely.
7 you know, i just like to make other people smile with my self-deprecation (i'm funny, sometimes)...
8 sometimes it helps me see the positive side of life (when i'm really feeling anything but it)
9 it makes me wanna get up in the morning, start the day and do something good.
10 a major plus is that i get to eat all this lovely food that i cook & i feed others, with it.
if that still doesn't convince you, well i guess then you're just part of the second group of people. and that's okay. just don't look at me funny anymore, if you may? you know, this kind of upsetting eye-rolling that you think i don't see but pretty well do. we do not have to be blog-friends. or any other kind of friends... just get on with life and think what a nutter i am (i can totally live with that, most days).
if, instead, you can relate to it, i would love for you to say hi - and read on, of course.
as always: much love