I’ve been in the blogosphere for a long time now and yet it still surprises me everyday. Here are 5 reasons why I love the blogosphere.
1. The people
Ever since I started out in the blogosphere I’ve met so many cool/amazing/nice people. I wouldn’t just call them ‘online friends’. That conjures up the idea of a 40-year old creep sitting behind a computer, pretending to be a young twenty-something. I’d actually call them my friends even if we haven’t met in real life. There have been people that I know that have stuck around since the dawn of time and have been more helpful in my situations than any of my real life friends. Can you believe it?
2. The sheer amount of creativity
Everyday I’m discovering all sorts of blogs about everything you could thing of: animals, writing, food, and photography or all of the above. I love seeing how people channel their passions into their blog, so that fortunate people like me can have the pleasure of viewing it. The blogosphere is full of so many creative people that it gives me a little more hope in humanity.
3. It has given me a place that I can call my own
My blog is my little patch on the Internet where I can be whoever and whatever I want to be. My blog is a place for beautiful things. For documenting. Which I still do to this day. From the days when I was more passive-aggressive to now, where I am more reflective, my blog has always been my own and no one else’s.
4. The moments
I can look back on my blog and suddenly remember things that I wouldn’t be able to recall on the spot. It’s like I took a moment, froze it and stuck in my blog, so that I could review it over and over again. I can always go back and experience my China adventures or my Prague adventures or even my graduation. My blog is a collage of memories – a flashback in time.
I love blogging because it can be real, raw and honest. I have shared a lot on this blog that not even some of my closest friends know. That may be strange to some people, but to me it’s way to free myself. I can get real opinions about things from people I’ve never met because they don’t know me well enough to try and give me false sympathy. For that, I love them.
I just want to write a thank you to the blogosphere for even existing. It gave me a voice when I thought I didn’t have one and it allowed me to connect with some amazing people from all over the world. The blogosphere has been with me through the weird, the bad, the beautiful, and the ugly. It’s been the only place where I can truly thrive and I hope to keep going for many years to come.