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Yeah, But Why a Blog Though?

Think it’s weird that I’m “blogging?” I think it is. 😂 I’ve never really done it. It just seemed like this old school thing (😅) that I kind of admired but didn’t pursue. And then for a couple years I half-heartedly pursued it so that literally nothing came of it (they’re still on private mode with barely a couple of empty webpages). But now, I’m just going for it.

My main reason is to disconnect from my typical social media use, to lessen the mindless timeline scrolling, squash the comparison/jealousy monster, but still have a way to connect. I’m not saying sever the ties; just trying to change my relationship with it (although I did already delete my Snapchat and Twitter accounts last year). Social media has created “microblogging,” but to me this way is more two-dimensional, if you will, in the sense of thought out, fuller context of what you’re doing/thinking/expressing/emoting, and without what everyone else is doing.

So, maybe this will be a good experiment and will help me refocus my mind. Or, maybe it will flop and I’ll go back to social media. Who knows. At this point, I’m just trying to stick with it for a month for the sake of consistency.

Although it can take away the picture perfect snapshots of what other people are doing and the immediate comparing or jealousy that can come with that, it does feel weird because it’s just about me, from me. Nobody else is here on my page. Is that too self-centered? 😬 I have to go and find other blogs to follow, decide whether I want to read an entire blog (as opposed to an easy, quick-read microblog). The good news is, nobody has to read my posts. 😆 If someone actually wants to, they have to seek it out. They can just ignore the “link in bio” and forget about me. 🤷🏻‍♀️ (By now I’m just writing it all out because it’s therapeutic.)

So there are my ramblings. Have you ever started a legitimate blog outside of social media microblogging? How’d it go? Was it focused on one main topic, or did it cover multiple subjects? Let me know your experience in the comments. 😁

Published by Liz Davis

Liz Davis is a casual & inconsistent writer. Besides writing, her hobbies include house plants, gardening, decorating, traveling, and embroidery. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband and their pup.

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