When I started writing this blog last year, I did it as a challenge from my friend's blog. I have always wanted to be a writer, I have even taken classes, and yet I was always too scared to try. Once my words were released into the world I was afraid they might do more harm than good. One of the points that my friend made about writing is that one should start out writing about something they enjoy. .
Why do I write?
Last year I had more time on my hands than ever before in my life while I was recovering from meningitis. My condition made it impossible for me to return to work, but I could sit up for 20 minute stretches every few hours or so, that is of course when I was actually awake. If you have ever met me in person you would know that I like to be constantly doing something; I used to be described as "always in motion" but I am rather calm compared to my previous whirlwind existence! Quilting really helped me have that thing to do that saved me from idleness. Once I actually started joining communities and leaving a few comments or two, my whole world opened up! Plus I enjoy fabric..
How do I think blogging has changed me?
One little-known fact about me that always surprises people is that I am painfully shy and people intimidate me, often overwhelming me. I have to work really hard to talk to people face-to-face. I used to enjoy being busy as a way to stay in the same room as people without having to really talk or interact. With blogging I have found wonderful people who I would truly consider a friend even though we might never meet face to face! One of the aspects that has changed about me since I started blogging is that I am more organized and better at planning out my projects. I like the idea of feeling like I have accountability for what I am doing. Now, would someone send me an email letting me have it cause I haven't been working on projects this spring? No, but I receive wonderful emails asking after me and my baby, encouraging me, uplifting my spirits when I felt at my worst. And I am a better person for it...
Tell me please, why do you blog and/or write?
Speaking of bog hops, be sure to check out the Red, White & Blue Blocks that will be making their rounds on the blog-o-sphere Start July 1 and running through July 16th. I will have all the party links here as well, but for all the info and to see what other blog hops are in the offering check out SEW WE QUILT!