I’ve been blogging for the past few years and a lot has changed since then. I believe the reason why I decided to start a personal blog was when I stumbled upon an Instagram post about creative methods of saving. This led to the many hours I spent reading about finances and career, which further led me from one article to another until I had a list of various different ideologies that I wanted to share.
And because I loved the idea, I gained enough knowledge on how to start blogging as just a hobby. But life caught up and it was dead silence for me and my blog.
Finally, after a year or so, I’ve gathered the courage to make a comeback. The idea of recording my personal experiences was my mean of letting some steam out. There are so many things about this process that has been rewarding and meaningful for me, both from the beginning until now.
Every blog is unique in its own way and this is our journey. It grew me as a person to learn about things that matter the most and appreciate things I love. Yes, I’ll be honest, blogging isn’t easy. Your mind gets fuzzy at times where you’re trying to figure out the perfect title and the right keywords and then there are those moments where blogging can be very addictive.
Noting your journey is a different experience and allowing it to inspire a ton of people is an incredible feeling. Personally, in this crazy and insane world, I would love to bury my head under the sand, if time permits, and just bring out clear, honest and very personal posts.
And since I’ve made a comeback, I’d like to share with you a few reasons why I decided to start blogging, so here we go.
To Express Myself in Writing
This is one of the main reasons why I decided to start a personal blog. Chasing Paperboats is a medium to express myself and to jot down my personal experiences and deliver them to you. My mind is constantly racing with new ideas and blogging aids to create an outlet to rant and write. It helps me focus on what I should be doing and helps create a healthy form of release. You can also read about how writing can be beneficial for you.
To Connect with People Around the World
I’ve spent 9 years in the corporate world, and connections are everything. My ultimate goal through blogging is to bring forward the optimism the world needs. I want to encourage others that they’re not the only ones going through the bitter or ecstatic experiences of life, we all are. Blogging isn’t just a fantastic community, but rather a mean of encouragement to those who may need it.
To Be My Own Boss
Chasing Paperboats is my own personal realm where I am allowed to be as opinionated as I can. But another reason is, Chasing Paperboats helps me follow a dream of standing on my own feet. I don’t have to look around and follow the pack. Instead, I get to be my own boss and direct the blog in the most creative and exclusive manner.
To learn more about Everything
I don’t know everything about travel, photography, career, well-being, lifestyle, SEO, website code and design, but I’m certainly sure I know a lot more now than I did a couple years ago. Learning takes time, maybe even snail paced but at the end of it, everything seems wonderful.
Every day is different, and I get to learn something new and that creates a different perspective into what I’ve learned.
To be Inspired
We all have a different story to share. After reading, “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki, something struck me to pen down my thoughts. And I realized there was no stopping to my opinions. I was able to create a realm for individuals who seek advice and it’s a gratifying emotion to see someone being inspired by what caught my fancy.
To be better at what I do
Writing helps make me a better person. It keeps me disciplined and motivated. I always wanted to be my own boss and explore the world while constantly learning and growing. To refocus on topics that are utmost important and as much as I offer advice, I too am reminded to practice them.
But more than anything, I hope to articulate my beliefs and passion in the most genuine way possible, and I believe that information should be open, free and easily accessible.
I would love to know why you blog and thank you for joining us on our journey!