My Blog Is My Closest Friend

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The question of why I blog comes up often. A few years ago, I had a friend who started posting her blog on Facebook. I was addicted, waiting to read it every day. How brave and bold to put your genuine self out there for the world to see. The confidence to just be, with no apology or concern for what anyone thinks.That is how the seed was planted and there was no turning back.

Shhhh. Hush. Don’t tell was the motto when I was growing up. I was taught to keep my troubles to myself. The whole world does not need to know everything about you, my mother would say. Sorry mom!

Deep down, I was longing to connect. I wanted to share my stories, my life with people who were willing to share their lives with me. I had so much to say and no one to listen. I became consumed with the thought of having my own blog and finally the day came when Anewperspectiveperhaps was born. 

For the first time in my life, I allowed myself to be vulnerable and although it was a little scary, it was also very freeing. I found my wings and I was ready to fly. I still remember how nervous I was to push publish for the first time.

Blogging changed for me over time. I had a message and I wanted to spread it to as many people who would read my words. What I didn’t expect was how much I would connect with other bloggers. They are an amazing community. They are a combination or respect, compassion and support and we all could use more of that. Their kindness and encouragement surprise me every single day in the most amazing way.

So how long will I continue to blog? Probably until I run out of words and I have a feeling that won’t happen anytime soon. 

My blog is a little like therapy I guess. It is there to listen but allows me to figure things out on my own. It is a place I feel safe to be who I am and discover ways to be a better me. It is self examination, a sponge to soak up my pain and a lifetime journal to keep my most precious memories in a place I can find them when my memory gets weak. My passion for writing grows a little more every day. In a way, my blog has become my closest friend. She speaks, I listen. I speak, she listens. We are one and the same and I’m so grateful I found the courage to take that leap of faith. 

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21 thoughts on “My Blog Is My Closest Friend

  1. Arlee Bird

    I’ve been blogging about 3 years longer than you and at one time I might have expressed my feelings about blogging in a way similar to what you have. Now I see blogging as my most insistent friend. My blog continues to prod me and express myself even though sometimes it takes up more time than I’d like to devote to social media.

    Blogging has been a hugely positive experience for me, but there are those times when I think I’d rather be alone and just sleep or stare at the TV. My blog insists that I need to write. My blog is like a real smart friend who is always right.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    • Those are great points. Blogging is insistent. It becomes almost obsessive but when I get the words out I feel at peace. The question is, how many words will it take to get there πŸ˜‰ it is time consuming but I could be doing worse things. Pros vs. cons, I think the pros win. Stop writing and get outside! It’s probably a beautiful day.

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  2. Melanie (DoesItEvenMatterWhoIReallyAm?)

    Well stated! I avoid social media like the plague because I feel that it’s so superficial. I love the intimacy that blogging brings. The relationships and connections that I’ve formed with people all around the globe have been truly life changing for me. I’ve only been blogging since April this year. I’ll never quit. I absolutely LOVE it! ❀

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  3. Your words hit the nail on the head, as my son use to say…..I never thought about it that way but my writings, my stories growing up, my journal, etc and now my blog are and have always been my best friend…..The one I can share anything with. All of my deepest secrets with…..My blog won’t ever let my secrets out.
    Other people may misuse what I say, but my blog will never betray me.
    I am so glad I stumbled here tonight.
    Thank you. This post was awesome.
    Sarah

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  4. Well, your Mom can rest assured in blog format, no one has to read about your “troubles” that doesn’t want to. And you are so right, about connecting with other; some of the people I currently consider my best friends are people I have never met in person. πŸ™‚

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  5. the-reluctant-parent

    wow, I love this post. I started publishing the reluctant parent for some of the same reasons, as a way for some therapy because it’s cheaper than talking to a professional who, though she may be able to give you some insight and help you make some connections, it isn’t free and there are a lot of expenses with our home like having to shell out $1200 for three windows in the upstairs game room.

    I wanted to buy a $7 album on bandcamp to support the artists, oh sure, the dude would probably give me a free download code because he’s done that before with other releases, but now with those expenses, I probably shouldn’t make the purchase.

    I applaud your authenticity and would also like to reach the goal of writing as eloquently. I still get a bit nervous publishing some blog entries and I have a lot to write about, history of how I got where I am but I haven’t written all that yet.

    Have a fantastic day.

    hugs.

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    • Thanks for sharing. It’s so freeing dumping everything out in the open but it opens you up to criticism as well. I am looking forward to knowing you better and following your journey. Keep writing and keep it honest πŸ™‚

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