Everyone has their own blogging ‘story/journey’ and today I thought I’d share a little bit of mine.
I originally started blogging in 2014. I’d been ill a long time and while bed bound the Internet had become my main contact with the outside world, as well as a constant form of entertainment. I’d been on social media a while and watched YouTube on and off. It wasn’t until 2014 that I became the fan I am of it today. I’d certainly never imagined it becoming a world I’d want to be a part of.
Illness can be quite isolating and feel quite lonely. I’d never met anyone my age with similar problems. Social media, especially Instagram really opened up my eyes. In some ways it became a lifeline and just like I’d been helped by reading and following others stories. I wondered if mine could possibly help someone else.
In June 2014 after lying awake most of the night in a painkiller induced haze. I nervously wrote my first post. It must have been about 3am when I finally hit publish. I don’t really know what I expected from it. I had genuinely no idea there were people who’d managed to make blogging a full time career. I guess from that first post, you could say the rest is history.
It’s not that exciting a story. Sorry, but it’s something I’m regularly asked about along with “What do your family think?”
Honestly I don’t remember the point my family and friends found out about my blog or social media life. They’ve always been incredibly supportive though, so I’ll assume it’s not seen as an awful thing.
I’ve no idea where this journey will take me but I’m here for it and happy enjoying the ride. For any negatives I may have experienced the positives have been ten times more. I really couldn’t imagine not blogging right now.
So many bloggers have switched to YouTube and I’ve seen a lot said recently about how no one reads blogs anymore. However I feel like that’s a whole different post.
I really hope you’ve enjoyed reading a bit of my blogging background and would love if you could hit the follow button and join the future journey with me.