I don’t write this blog because I enjoy writing, because I really don’t. I hated English at school, I was always more of a maths girl. I’m generally quite good at spelling and grammar (I think!) but the thought of writing a book horrifies me. I do think those of you participating in this months #NaNoWriMo are all slightly mad.
I enjoy writing this blog when I really get into a post and get into the flow of things, and I love being able to look back on the posts I wrote eighteen months ago when C was less than a year old and see how she’s changed but I’d never call myself a writer.
I started blogging as I’d become quite addicted to Twitter while I was on maternity leave in late 2009 and set myself up with a google reader to keep up with the blog posts I kept seeing on there. In April 2010 I decided to set myself a blog up as I liked the idea of keeping a record of what my then 9 month old daughter was up to. I still write about her but I do think my blog has changed in the last eighteen months. Now it’s as much about what I like – recipes, family days out etc, as it is about C.
I do write ‘for me’ but I also love getting comments. You can’t help but smile when you get an e-mail saying you’ve got a comment on a post. To me it kind of justifies all the time spent in front of a computer screen, or those times when you really should help your child but you need to get the camera out first.
Why do you write? Are you an aspiring writer, is it just a hobby or has your blog developed from an online diary?Image credit