Anyway, back to business!
I'm sure this gets old because I literally say it every month, but holy crap this month went by fast. I feel like just yesterday I was spending Christmas in Montana with handsome. But its already April! Where does the time go? My favorite part of the month is here though- when I get to announce the next month's topic for the Ten Favorite Things link up! If you're unfamiliar with the link up, basically you can come around here the first Monday of every month and share your ten favorite things about the month's topic! Fun, right? I was originally going to make this month's topic spring because it seemed fitting, but I wanted to be a little more creative than that. Well maybe not creative, but a little less predictable. So this month, we'll be sharing our ten favorite things about being a blogger! So, grab a button, get your post ready, and come link up April 7!
In the seven month's I've been blogging, I've met more amazing people than I could've ever imagined. Not only have I had the chance to connect with girls all over the country, but all over the world as well. I've formed friendships and connections that have been so helpful throughout this journey, and I wouldn't trade that for anything! (Shout out to Rachel, Rachael, Kathryn, and Allison)
This definitely has to be the best part about blogging. I love how much support is given to bloggers going through a rough time. I love when I feel unsure about something or I'm down and I get that comment that reassures me about everything. I love that I've met so many girls who are also in long distance/military relationships. I started this blog to help support and receive support form others, and it really has been an amazing experience.
There are some girls out there that inspire me in so many ways. Whether it's their writing, their style, their design, or just their life in general, I love being inspired. I'm young compared to most other bloggers, and its so exciting seeing other women's lives and looking up to them. Hearing their success stories and their journeys overcoming obstacles makes me happy and excited! :)
I never really considered myself to be a creative person. I've always been into math and science, and I hated reading and writing (I still do). But blogging has created this outlet for my creativity which had been hiding somewhere for all of these years. I'm still working on it, because I know my posts could be way more creative, but still. I found a love for design and a passion for sharing my stories that I never thought I would find.
Some things are hard to talk about. Some things I want to share but don't know who to share it with. I can't talk to my friends all day long about my boyfriend, but I can sure blog about him! I love that blogging is an outlet to talk about my feelings, my passions and doubts, and really anything I want. I can share my struggles one day and I can talk about ice cream the next day! I love that this is my space and that I can share whatever I want.
Bloggers get some great opportunities. We get free stuff, discounts, we have tons of connections, and we get to meet great people. Managing a blog is good experience, and experience connecting with others is never a bad thing! There's tons of opportunities to come from blogging, as long as you know how to seek them out.
Sorry, I said it. I obviously don't blog just for the money, but who doesn't love getting paid to do something they love? I do make money around here, and it really helps me out a lot. I make money through my design site, sponsorships, and sponsored posts. I probably put almost as much back into my blog, though.
I wrote this post a long time ago, and I still feel this way. I love that when I write, I help others. I get emails a lot asking about relationships and saying that my relationship inspires them. It really makes my heart melt that people feel that way, and I love that I can give others hope and reassurance that long distance relationships can work! Its truly a blessing.
Blogging is a good way to pass the time. When I have nothing to do, I work on the blog. Not only that, but reading blogs is entertaining, too. I've said before that I'm not the biggest fan of reading blogs, but when I have the time I definitely enjoy it. It helps keep my mind off of the things that are stressing me out (like being away from handsome).
I love looking back on old posts. I look back and remember how I was feeling in that moment, whether it was happy, sad, or excited- its always so fun. Keeping this online "journal" is a great way to keep track of everything I've done, and I can't wait for it to grow so I can share more and more memories with you all!
I'm glad that this month's topic is being a blogger. I've been feeling down about my blog lately, and as I wrote this I reminded myself of all of the reasons I do this and how much I love it. I had been thinking about taking a break, but this reassured me that I should keep going. I've fallen in love with my blog, and even though we have our ups and downs, we'll make it through ;) I just didn't realize how much making "blogging" this month's topic would help me!
So, what do you love about blogging? But don't give it all away...save it and come back April 7th for the linkup! :)