Frank’s (aka PCGuyIV) question today is
Why did you start blogging, and is your reason for blogging still the same as when you started, or has it changed?
I’ve always loved to write and usually this was restricted to page upon page of letters to my Mum and perhaps a few friends. On the other hand, I always enjoy receiving correspondence in the mail that is neither a circular or a bill.
It was Hubby’s idea I start a blog way back in September 2013. He’d been blogging for years and thought I might enjoy it. I honestly didn’t think anyone would be interested but decided to give it a go, and I’m still here.
My blog was originally vaguely intended to be about budgets and living cheaply, but gradually that took a sideways step and I was writing about my interests, personal experiences, my life, family, the dog, work, and the occasional bit of poetry.
Things started to snowball, I discovered challenges and took part in those, left comments, got comments in return and readers started leaving comments on my posts.
People started to follow me, my stats went up, and my interest in sites I chose to follow widened.
I am close to only one member of my family who lives on the opposite side of the world, and although we know a lot of people, true friends are few. My blog has opened up an entire community of caring people who have been in my corner through my cancer operations and treatments, Hubby’s health issues, Maggie, and my off and on dieting successes. They offered condolence and support when my Mum died in 2018 plus practical and honest opinion and advice on topics that were of concern to me.
Blogging has given me a virtual family, and so many new friends, none of which I envisioned when I started. All this is the icing on the cake for something that started out as a writing outlet.
Pensitivity101 continues to exist because of you, my readers.
Somehow ‘Thank You’ just doesn’t seem enough, but I do thank each and every one of you.