Why I love the Blogosphere

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

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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.

5. Honesty

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.

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  1. January 27, 2014 / 9:43 pm

    I love blogging! It’s true you do get to “meet” loads of different people, I’ve got to know some really interesting/nice/wonderful people who I’d never have known otherwise, which is great.

    Do you ever cringe when you look over old blog entries?? I have some from when I was 15 where I literally just listed what I’d done on holiday, or how I’d seen a drunk man get punched in the face for the first time ever. It’s so bad, I want to cry haha. It’s lovely to see people didn’t abuse me in the comments for it!

    xx

    • January 29, 2014 / 10:57 am

      Oh, god. If you look at my archives you will cringe to the high heavens. I might to do a clean out because some are just irrelevant now but I don’t know – it’s part of my blog’s history, haha. x

  2. January 28, 2014 / 2:10 am

    Aww, this was such a sweet post! I agree that the blogosphere is an amazing place and I feel like, because I’ve been blogging for so long, it’s affected the way I am today. It’s also amazing to realize the spectrum of people that are on blogs and how many creative thinkers exist in the world, all over the world.

    Also, I really like the new layout! Yay for minimalism!

    http://fairymice.ofblue.org

    • January 29, 2014 / 10:56 am

      Definitely agree about blogging affecting the way I am today 🙂

      Thank you!

  3. January 28, 2014 / 12:22 pm

    I agree about blogging as having a creative spot that is your own… social networks have taken over the internet, but how fun is it to share your photos and everything else on a site you don’t own, and that is ugly and cluttered and you have no control over anything. I love having my own site and being able to decorate it as it pleases me.

  4. January 28, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    I love blogging too in the same way that it’s a collage of thoughts, memories and just a fun place to rant and let off steam. No one will really judge you and if they do you can easily ignore or embrace it. It helps build your character and you’ll find ways to tackle life.

    The amount of helpful blogs and creativity out there is enormous. I just don’t seem to be able to get all the materials for a low cost to make every pretty thing I see ;-; My room would probably look like a storage room…

    • January 29, 2014 / 10:55 am

      I love blogging because no-one seems to be hateful. Everyone is so encouraging of what you want to do, and you hardly ever get hate comments (unless you piss someone off).

      • January 31, 2014 / 1:27 pm

        I’ve read on some blogs that they have people who have sent them hate mail or have tried to cause

        annoyance; cyber bullying? However I haven’t experienced this case *touch wood*
        I don’t think I’ve pissed anyone off before and hopefully haven’t 😡 But I do agree, everyone in the blogging community is lovely 🙂

        • February 1, 2014 / 11:32 pm

          Cyber bullying is the worst. Such cowardice. Much keyboard warrior. Very silly. Wow.

          • February 2, 2014 / 2:59 am

            Agreed.
            OMG CUUUUUUUUTE DOGGY <3

  5. January 28, 2014 / 11:53 pm

    Thinking about it, we have known each other for almost 4 years now :o!!!! I can believe that there are more better people online than real life. Though it sucks that we can’t go out for lunch unless we’re on a vacation at someone’s home town :(. You have a great point about the creativity that goes around the blogosphere. Sometimes, you can see it through the layouts too!

    Having a blog is totally worth everything; the effort and time. It is definitely like a collage of memories. We can go back and look at some of the posts we wrote back then and maybe delete it if it’s that bad :P.

    I feel so trusted knowing some of the things that your close friends don’t know. I don’t find it strange at all. Sometimes, it’s best to keep it this way. That’s just me.

    The blogosphere thanks you for existing too 🙂

    • January 29, 2014 / 10:55 am

      That is a crazy long time, homie! Maybe one day if I can get to where you live, we will have one lunch 🙂

  6. AnneMarie
    January 31, 2014 / 8:28 am

    These are the same five reasons why I love the blogosphere too!

    I hope you get a chance to read my latest blog. In it, I talk about this idea for a social enterprise to get girls blogging, coding, etc. I’d love your input on it considering I’ve known you for years (even though I went on hiatus forever ago), I have fond memories of our conversations back when I was incredibly active.

    By the way, I’m curious. What blogging platform are you using? Your comment system looks interesting. Is it Disqus? But your blog is powered by WordPress? Please explain. XD

    • February 1, 2014 / 11:28 pm

      It’s crazy how long we’ve known each other and we haven’t even met yet!

      I’m using WordPress, but find the Disqus commenting system better 🙂

  7. February 1, 2014 / 4:21 am

    I can honestly say that you suck…… LOL I’m totally kidding, I love you! You’re one of my top favourites on the Internet. And maybe we’ll meet one day, but even if we don’t then it’s cool cause we still have our cyber-friendship – in a non-creepy way hahaha – I side with you on all these reasons though. Especially since none of my friends (thankfully) read my blogs.. I feel like it’s a bit of a way for me to express myself and my state of mind without those people judging me or finding out if I may or may not have talked about them lol.

    • February 1, 2014 / 11:29 pm

      Lmfao, Merii-beth! For a minute there I was like “What did I do? ._.” I love you, too! <3

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