Why I Started Blogging

I started this blog page with the idea of having to write every week and the blog page was a great place to put these pieces- poetry or any other type of writing.

It gives me a deadline to work towards; every week I need to have something ready to post.

I love writing, and I’m always, well, often, scribbling things down. Even in the middle of the night, the words won’t rest, I have to sit up, put the light on and write; they demand it!

These fill my journal or are collecting in a pile on my writing desk- like the foot high pile that I can see to the left of me now, my aim is to clean them up, edit them and type them up for the blog page.

But I haven’t even touched this pile yet; new ‘stuff’ keeps coming through.

Since starting the blog page, the more I write, the more I write.

These new pieces sometimes make it to the blog page or something else seems more relevant as I sit to type that weeks post.

These are some of the ideas you can use to create a post-(some I’ve even managed to use myself and publish on this blog page!!)

-a poem I’ve been working on for a while, or which has ‘appeared’; as words sometimes can, just appear, even at the last minute

-something that ‘occurs’ to me during daily life- when a few things ‘happen’ and they seem to have a common ‘theme’. I like writing about these, as a way of understanding them.

-it can be a short story with some kind of twist or just with a voice which came through very strongly- ‘Ian’s Story’ was like that; it was his voice in my head and came out of the pen onto paper. I published it here pretty much unchanged.

-writing ideas or prompts

-other web links which have inspired me and hope they may inspire you too!

Did you start a blog? Why did you start a blog? What kind of things do you write about? I’d love to hear about it!

Thanks for reading- don’t forget to ‘follow’ if you haven’t already!


About juliehyndman

Writing, poetry, art and life in general
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12 Responses to Why I Started Blogging

  1. EllaDee says:

    Funny how the things you need find you… For me, it was a choice between blogging or medication 😉

  2. Flora Fascinata says:

    I love my little blog, so far it’s brought me an e-friend and kindred spirit in the UK (someone I never would have met) who was a fashion assistant for 70s fashion icon designer Ossie Clark, a prize in a raffle and a personal invite to a fashion talk! I also show it to my students for a spot of inspiration, they love it, they are all over tumblr and every other thing, of course. Way more sophisticated than I’ll ever be! 😉 x

    • allpoetryandcreativewriting says:

      Wow, how amazing Flora!! I can tell YOU have an interesting story to tell!!! Looking forward to hearing more about it as you share!!

  3. Great to hear more about your love of writing Julie. When I began I had hoped to write a book, but the fast paced changes in the marketing environment put that in the two hard basket. It just made sense to blog to create content that could help my clients, so that it was easily accessible. Over time I discovered easy ways to structure articles and now teach that to others. Everything goes on my blog though. I recently started a personal blog too…..to explore and rediscover different parts of me that tend to stay guarded. That’s an interesting journey! Still early days yet. The book is back on the agenda. I’m going to write that with my buddy Jeanne. So stay tuned!

    • allpoetryandcreativewriting says:

      Love it Krishna- I love ‘YOUR’ blog, about you, what an amazing woman you are, I’m inspired by your ‘realness’ to keep writing even if I think I should probably give up!! Great that this post got a conversation going and we are hearing lots of fantastic stories!!!!!

    • allpoetryandcreativewriting says:

      Looking forward to hearing more of your story and about your book!!! Very exciting!!

  4. Julie you are Amazing….Why I started blogging – originally I started blogging because I had a very unsettled toddler at the time and I tried painting then thought I would write about art instead (read between lines – bit crap at art :)). When I first used WordPress in 2007 I was too frightened to open up the blog posts to comments, how funny is that now?….I registered an eponymous domain name which I still own and which now is the engine behind the Abbey French Polishing blog which is a business blog which quintupled my husband’s french polishing turnover, simply because we shared what we did via pictures and words.

    • allpoetryandcreativewriting says:

      Lisa Harrison said to me ‘just write and get it out there’ and my reply was ‘I’m scared somebody will read it’!!!!!!

    • allpoetryandcreativewriting says:

      I love hearing how and why people started- must be the ‘Sticky Beak’ in me (see another post of same name?!) Your whole story is fascinating!! We have Soooo much in common, its a wonder we havent met before somewhere else!!

  5. Nate Shenk says:

    One of my older sisters was the one who got me to start blogging. I’ve always loved to write, but the idea of having a blog just didn’t sit well with me. She eventually talked me into it and now I can’t imagine NOT blogging. I love it and I love how it has improved my writing ability. It is so true that the more you write, the more you write! It also becomes easier 🙂 Loved this post!

    • allpoetryandcreativewriting says:

      Thanks Nate for the support and leaving a comment, I know how busy we get once we start writing it all starts pouring out, so thanks for taking the time!
      Love your blogs, more like writing than blogging, just a place to put it really!
      Looking forward to your next!

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