Blogging is often defined as an online journal. It’s a journal that we write, but instead of being private, the whole world can read it.
In some instances that could be a scary thought, but in other ways, blogging can be therapeutic.
Although there are many blogs that are solely product reviews, technological updates and/or shopping blogs, a majority of blogs, contain heartfelt writings that have inspired the author to share with others.
When I think about what I blog about, I realize it’s about the topics and issues that are on my mind.
On this blog, I share what I learn, or have learned, about blogging. I find that if I write about what I have learned, it has a tendency to stay with me. By writing about it, I retain it.
On by OM blog, I write about life’s issues.
Currently, in my personal life, I am concentrating diet and health issues. A lot of my posts are about those topics. I not only want to concentrate on improving my own eating habits, but I want others to be aware of how making poor food choices can lead to weight gain and numerous other health concerns.
When I see overweight children, or teens, I become concerned. I get on my cyberspace soap box, and want to “shout” to the adults, to open their eyes. We are killing our kids, with food.
If I am organizing in my office, I share my time saving tips. If I find a website that I like, I write a post about it, so others can check it out.
Blogging is like written therapy. If we “pen” our concerns, we are “releasing them”.
There are many blogs written by individuals who are going through tough situations. You can find blogs, where the authors post daily, as they work their way through cancer treatments, pregnancies, issues with children, divorces, and/or hard financial times.
If you blog about a specific topic, you are publishing it in cyberspace, and, in the process, you are potentially helping thousands of others who may be faced with similar issues. By helping others, you are, in turn, helping, and sometimes, healing yourself.
Reading old posts will often tell you where you “came from”. They are about issues that may now be resolved.
Your blog becomes a chronological diary of issues you have conquered.
Read your posts.
Does writing about a heartfelt subject give you peace?
Do you find more tranquility in your life after writing a post?
Do your posts motivate you to perform better?
If you admit to the world that you plan to do “something”, do you feel you become more accountable for your actions?
If you read your old posts, do you realize how much you have “grown”?