Are you still motivated to blog? Are there days when you wonder if you should continue blogging? Have you asked yourself why you even blog despite the many challenges that have been going on in your life?
I haven’t blog for weeks. Things have been crazy busy. My dad had surgery, and though he’s a thousand miles away from me, I’ve been very much involved with his care. Thank God, he’s feeling better now!
There are also a lot of changes going on at work, and there are new procedures to learn. Lately, after my 10-hour shift, I’m just too tired to do anything else other than eat and sleep.
Tonight, I feel different. It’s 11:30 pm and I can’t sleep. There are so many ideas popping into my head, and I can’t help but ask myself why I am still so fired up to blog. So, here I am sharing with you the 5 Reasons Why I’m Blogging.
1. To document our journey
This is the main reason why I started this blog. My hubby and I both grew up in the Philippines, and moving to the US is one of the greatest adventures in our life. I want to write about our life, travels, and the things that inspired our soul (Life Travel Soul). Yup, that’s the story behind the blog name.
2. To share travel ideas & tips
I love… love… love to travel. If I’m not a nurse, I’d like to be a travel writer with my own show on the travel channel. Haha… I think I’m getting lost in la-la land… just dreaming about this! Though I’m not a Travel TV show host, blogging allows me to at least share with you some ideas and tips for your next trip. And, that makes me truly happy!
3. To inspire and encourage
I don’t have a perfect life – I’m a flawed human being who is willing to learn, change, and grow. I hope that my story and reflections will give encouragement to others going through similar life situations. I’d also like to share with you some simple, and gentle reminders that would stir your soul and inspire you through your journey.
4. To engage with readers and other bloggers
I’ve met a lot of awesome people through my blog. It’s fun to engage with other bloggers and discover new friends in the blogosphere. Everyone has a story to tell, and it’s nice to learn various things from each other.
5. To express my ideas
Lastly, simply because I love to write. Sometimes, when inspiration strikes, I need an outlet to share these ideas. I’ll grab my pen, journal or laptop and start blogging.
What if my writing sucks? What if nobody likes my post? I’ve asked myself these questions when I first started blogging. It took some time before I learned to be brave, to find my voice, and to express myself creatively.
My dearest readers, I’m getting sleepy now. I guess I stayed up so late because I really miss blogging and I miss you guys… so much.
So, please leave me a comment below. Tell me why you started blogging. Share with me one or two reasons why you continue to blog. Or just say Hi and feel free to share with me some of your blogging joys and woes. I’d really love to hear from you!