Insanity of Motherhood

Motherhood, marriage, and midlife.

Question of the Day – Why Do I Write a Blog?



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I have written a blog for over a year.  It has been one of most challenging things I have ever done.  It has also been one of the most rewarding.  But sometimes, I wonder why I write it.

I do not make money from my blog.  I decided not to allow WordPress to put ads on my blog. I pay a yearly fee to keep ads off.  So making money from the blog is not the reason.

I am not putting my blog on my résumé.  I could put it on my résumé, but every Human resource person I have spoken with, says to leave it off.  So writing is blog is not to future my career search.

I do not aspire to be a writer.  Many people who create a blog are writers.  They use their blog to practice writing skills, get exposure and hopefully get published.  I may write something, someday.  However, to become a writer is not my blog’s goal.

Each time I push the publish button, I wonder the same question.  It is my question of the day for today.

Why do I write a blog?

 I often hear people say, they could never write a blog.  I always tell them the same thing, “Yes you can”.  That is the beauty of writing a blog.  Anyone can do it.  Not everyone will be successful or good at it, but anyone create a blog.

To do anything in life, there must be a reason.  Here are my reasons for writing my blog.

Develop my writing skills.

I have been insecure about my writing abilities since I was in high school.  Everything from spelling, grammar and creating interesting content was hard for me.  While I do not aspire to become a writer, I was tired of being so insecure about it.  The only way to become a better writer is to write.

My plan has worked.  My writing skills have improved tremendously over the last year.  It is really amazing.  I have a long way to go, but the ritual of doing something over and over really does work.

Share my voice.

Everyone has something to say about life.  Writing a blog gives a voice to share.  Some blog writers share their talents and skills, while others share the opinions.  I fall into the latter group.  I have always be a crowd pleasing person.  I often kept my opinions silent, for fear of not being liked.  I wanted learn how to express myself, in ways that people would listen.  I like being heard, so writing a blog is my way of doing that.

Celebrate motherhood.

I love being a mom.  I struggle with it, but everyone who knows me realizes how much I enjoy what I do. I want to celebrate the good, bad and ugly things about being a mom.

It makes people happy.

When I started posting things on Facebook, many people responded they loved what I wrote.  I actually am better at Facebook than blogging.  I love hearing how my blog makes people think, laugh or just makes them happy.  I was always the kid my family who loved extra attention.  I guess I still do.

It makes me happy.

Writing my blog is something I am proud of.  I am not the best blogger or even the best mom blogger, but that is not my goal.  I am happy.  Writing has helped be more creative.  Being creative has brought so much joy.  It makes me realize, I have unique things about me.

Blogging is whatever you chose it to be.  It can be a career, hobby or merely a way to express being alive.

To anyone who has considered writing a blog, I say do it.  It may be hard at first, but in the end you will discover something…yourself.



Author: insanityofmotherhood

Mom of three boys, wife, educator, and all around nice gal in the middle of a midlife something. It's not a crisis, but it's something…

5 thoughts on “Question of the Day – Why Do I Write a Blog?

  1. Love this!! 🙂

  2. Pingback: Guest post: Holly Kench, and why writers should blog | Emily's Tea Leaves

  3. Do what you love – love what you do – some of the best advice I ever received and it should be added – don’t worry about what every else is doing just do what makes you happy. I love reading your blog

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