I started blogging on allrecipes a couple of years ago and was hooked. While I get excited to see that I have a new follower or a comment on one of my posts here at blogger, I was never completely comfortable blogging on allrecipes. It made me nervous that so many people would see my posts. I'm not planning on renewing my supporting membership at allrecipes, so I've been making my transition to blogging here. For some reason, I've been enjoying it more and have even posted some of my blogs that I've written here on allrecipes too. I guess I want followers, but not too many! If that makes any sense. I have a nice little cozy corner here on blogger and people can come visit if they want to.
So if I'm not interested in starting a business, making money or being famous from blogging, then why do I do it? I'm such an introvert, it seems kind of contrary to my nature. I guess my reasons are more intrinsic. Here's why I blog:
1. I like to write. I have so much going through my head all day, writing helps me sort it all out. I'm a thinker. I think a lot, almost too much. I'm constantly writing blogs in my head. Some of my "head blogs" actually make it to my "real blog" and I feel so much better after getting it out. I can stop thinking about it and do something else (or start writing the next blog in my head).
2. I like to share. I love recipes. When I find a great recipe I get excited and want to share it with other people. I also love coming up with my own recipes. What's the point of writing recipes if I don't have anyone to share them with? I also really love to take photos. When I take an awesome photo of a butterfly and flowers that I'm really proud of I want to share it.
3. I like to be creative. Food blogging is a very creative outlet for me. I love creating delicious food and taking photos of it. Food is my favorite subject to talk about and photograph, so this type of blog just comes naturally to me. I also had so much fun coming up with the layout and colors of this page that you are reading.
So there you have it. Why I blog. I like to write, share and be creative. It's kind of like a diary or journal, only I'm sharing it with you!
So how about you? Why do you blog? And are you a blogging addict like I'm becoming?