I don't know why but I always ask people if they have a blog, I actual annoy myself with that question. It's just not important, it won't make me like anyone anymore or any less so why do I do it? I think maybe it's because blogging has given me so much, and no I'm not talking about the blogger mail believe it or not. Yes it's great to have things sent to you, but for me it's being with adults, getting to know a bunch of people from all walks of life. I love being a full time mum, my boys are still little and I know it won't be long before they are old enough where it will benefit my family by going back to work. I look forward to an event not just to see new collections, it means I can dress in something fun that won't be covered in yoghurt and I can chat with adults. Yes it's a bit sad, yes it's a bit lame but it's the truth I've made many friends through blogging.
Of course I have friends who I had before blogging and we're very close. I don't want to bore them with all my blogging talk, so it's great to be with other bloggers we can talk about all the random and boring side to it and they get it. Saying this, two of my former non blog friends are starting blogs! Is blogging a cult, probably maybe this explains my need to ask people do you blog!
I think before it was only celebrities and magazines we looked to, now you may spot someone with incredible style or insane makeup skills and it seems only natural to ask if they have a blog. Is it like being part of a cool group, living it up with the popular kids. Are we all just brainwashing one another? What is this need to share our daily outfits, the thoughts that rattle around our heads. I think blogs can inspire, there are a lot of people who in the media world are forgotten about, even dismissed. Blogging lets anyone and everyone have their personal say on things, who cares if everyone has one it's levelled the playing field. It lets the reader pick and choose, the reader makes the blog too.
I've lost count of the amount of times a comment has inspired me to write a post. So no,it's not a big deal if you don't blog for whatever reason, but I'm not sure I could cope without mine. It gives me focus, and has opened up a whole other side of exciting new things for me. I love to read blogs and know that I belong in a community of people who want to share, inspire and talk. Most don't judge, we support one another and have something to say. I'm not sure how long the blogging bubble will last, but I for one am just enjoying the ride. I look forward to your posts and would say to anyone start a blog, take a chance if it's not for you than what have you lost. You may discover a whole new you.