Why I Blog

Why I Blog

“I found, to my surprise, that the more I did, the less timid I became.”

Why do I blog? In my three-minute video, I consider karaoke, a mechanical bull, and Morocco as I reflect upon how much I’ve changed since I started blogging two years ago.

(I am now a Rugged Maniac.)

Why do you blog? How has it changed you? I would love to hear from you in the comments.

About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days, and writing my memoirs. I am a teacher and writer living in Connecticut.
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25 Responses to Why I Blog

  1. kzemek says:

    Blogging helps me be more active too. I’ll think, we could do that–it would be a good blog post!

  2. Ginny Marie says:

    What a great outcome from starting a blog! You talk about things I’m too timid to do…travel on my own is a biggie! Great vlog!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Awesome! I started blogging because my friends made me, and then I fell in love with it.

  4. Oh my gosh!! How cool! I lived in Costa Rica for a semester in college. LOVE LOVE LOVE that place! I would love to hear about your favorite places. :) Stopping by from MamaKat’s. Great vlog!

  5. faith says:

    That is such a great idea. I love that you have been facing things and pushing yourself outside of your limits. How inspiring.

  6. Vlogging has changed me even more than blogging! hee-hee The voices in my head have changed too. I haven’t done nearly half of what I want to do, and now I feel like so much more is actually possible. Have fun!

  7. Lani says:

    Love how you have found that writing your blog has pushed you beyond your comfort zone as a person! Especially cool how you have decided to lean your blog towards something you want to improve in yourself. I started blogging regularly as a diary to my daughters. I felt like as a mom, I was living life by “going through the motions”. My blog has pushed me to enjoy each moment in life. It helps me reflect and keep myself from “going through the motions”!

  8. Jeanne says:

    Found you through SITS. Great video! I’ve already enjoyed what little I’ve read on your blog. Maybe you can inspire me to be a less timid and squeamish person!

  9. I began blogging after searching for something interesting to read during my lunch break, (this was before everyone was a blogger), not finding anything I decided to start my own blog. Looking back on it, I can’t believe I ever had the courage to post something I’d written online. I used to be so insecure about my writing I’d practically have a panic attack writing a memo to inform employees the 401(k) meeting was at noon.
    Blogging has increased my confidence especially with my writing. It has helped me organize my thoughts, think more strategically and made my life more interesting. It has also introduced me to many fabulous bloggers and new ideas. It is also an outlet to help me relieve my work stress.
    Love your blog by the way. I admire your courage and your energy.
    Stopping by from SITS

    • Marcy says:

      Cool story! That’s great to hear about how much blogging has given to you. I came to it pretty late, and I remember it was really hard to share at first.

  10. 21stcenturyhousewife says:

    This is a brilliant post! It was great to hear how blogging has changed your life, especially in video format! I started blogging at The 21st Century Housewife ten years ago, and yes, it really has changed me. I’m much more outgoing than I was and I think I am a better writer as well. It’s also extended my horizons as I’ve attended lots of conferences in far away places and met some wonderful people. I also know some lovely people ‘virtually’ who I hope to meet in person one day!

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  14. I began blogging because my sister insisted I should … and I found I really enjoyed it.
    It’s really just a hobby … but it certainly makes you look at your life … even the boring bits … in a whole new light.

  15. Rae Hilhorst says:

    I started blogging so I could share with my daughters my cluttered mind. With an ageing dad I realised how little we know about his thoughts, what he did, how he got to where he is today. So blogging is my hobby and I get to see what other bloggers are up to, broadens my world, and welcome to it. xxx

  16. Such an involved question – I don’ think any o us blogs for the same reason. But I do agree that it teaches us a lot. Thanks for Rewinding.

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