Would you believe I have a blog?
Somehow, an entire season has gone by since I last posted.
My last blog was the final instalment of our trip around New Zealand in Wellington… I posted it in January.
So, although now battling an ickle bit of blogging imposter syndrome, I want to come back on the blog!
And what better way to start than by talking about WHY I blog.
When I blog as a freelancer, and my favourite working days in the office are when I’m uploading blog content or news stories, you might wonder WHY I also have my own blog.
Practising my skills
Writing (in whatever form) is great for refining your writing skills.
It’s not always going to be a masterpiece, but I believe taking the time to put thoughts into words is a really important part of growing your skillsets as a writer.
Showing another side of me
For clients who come to my website, not only can they view a portfolio of my professional and published works, but they can also see another aspect and variety of what I can write. And, visitors can also see who I am before they decide if they want to work with me.
But really, it’s simply because I enjoy it!
Putting my thoughts together, whether it be for a rant-y ramble, or a ramble about my most recent adventure, gives me so much time for reflection and processing what’s going on in my bubble right now.
I started my blog before I had any aspirations for writing for small businesses or magazines, I did it for me!
In a world so visually focused – and our attention spans so short that we are drawn to images and videos – I want to keep my love for the English language alive, and capture my thoughts, feelings, and adventures, in more than just my camera roll or my Instagram page.
Blogs are a great business tool, but for me, they are more than that: Blogs are a hobby and an expression or recount on my life.
Do you have a blog?