Wednesday, November 15, 2017

What Blogging Has Given Me

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. Today is day 15 of NaBloPoMo! This is the longest blogging streak I have ever had before. It has been fun blogging everyday and I love chatting with you all more frequently.  I started this blog right after graduating from college (the first time) and my friend and I thought it would be fun to make blogs. We were excited to get started in the blogging world and I was so excited to have a website to share my thoughts with others. It is interesting looking back at old posts of mine and seeing how my blogging style has changed over the years. It is nice to read my old posts and also connect to my younger self and remember what I was going through at twenty years old when I started the blog and what my goals were.  I started this blog back in September 2009 and can still remember writing that first blog post here. I made it clear in my first post that I knitted and I wanted to meet more people, discover more blogs, and learn new things. I have done all of these things since starting my blog and so much more.

My Blog:

Encourages me to knit new patterns: I have learned how to knit more things than I would have if I did not blog. I have been introduced to so many wonderful knitting projects by looking at other people's blogs and also by pushing myself to look up new patterns and fun things to knit and share on my blog. I want to keep progressing in my skills as a knitter and also to provide more new content on the blog so it inspires me to learn new patterns and types of projects.

Keeps me knitting more: I really believe that I knit more because I have a blog. I am pushing myself so much more to work on projects and complete them in order to share the final product with all of you. I am also excited to work on the knitting projects but I think that I would probably take longer had I not had the support that I get from sharing on my blog and the wonderful feedback I get on here.

Allows me to meet talented knitters and crocheters: I have been able to converse with such amazing and talented people through the blogging world that I might not get the chance to talk to normally. I have never met another knitter or crocheter who is as talented as those of you who I follow. I learn so much from you and aspire to improve my skills and be able to knit as many lovely things as you. Although I have never met any of you in person, I feel like I have because of how blogging makes it so easy to communicate with others.

Gives me a platform: I enjoy having a platform to talk about all of the things I am interested in and am passionate about. Recently I have had such an interest in everything vegan and love to share that journey with all of you. I am currently vegetarian and doing a vegan challenge and have enjoyed chatting with you about it. Having my blog gives me a platform to be able to express my thoughts on  important topics and I have seen other knitting bloggers use their blog to talk about other things that are important to them and their readers support them and offer their feedback. I love the idea that as time goes on, other things will inspire me and be important to me and I can share those things here on my blog.

A way to channel my creativity: I love having the blog to be able create and design my own website. I love to plan out the posts, take photos, add the written content, and design the layout of the posts. So much goes into one post for a blogger and I have learned that it takes a lot of vision, time, and creativity to put it all together. I am so glad I have this space that is my own to create blog entries to share my knitted work and my thoughts with you.

Helps me to learn about myself: I have learned a lot about myself by having a blog. I learned that I love to share what I create with others, I love to write, and that I persevere. I learned this year how much I persevere when I posted on my blog every week for the entire year and now I have been posting everyday in November.

Let me know in the comments below if you have a blog, what your blog has taught you about yourself and also what it has given you.

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Have a great day!


  1. Love everything about this post! You've come so far :)

  2. My blog has connected me digitally and IRL to some pretty fantastic people.

  3. Funny enough I wrote a post about what writing had given me only a few days' ago. It's given me a way to get my thoughts out of my head, as I tend to over-think things! I've 'met' some great people through blogging and it's such a great community. It's also nice when people comment how helpful my posts are. I'm glad it's given you so many positives too :)

  4. Lovely thought Lisa. I started blogging years ago. I did it more as a way to stay connected to my sister. I never dreamed I would gain the friendships of so many incredible women. I have grwon to love you all in my own way and am challenged to be a better person by knowing all of you.


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