Although GeenGeenie is just over a year old I’ve been a blogger for over a decade. Sometimes personal, other times professional, I’ve written blog content both for myself and for others. And I’ve even written anonymously – back in the early days when you still could. My reasons for blogging have changed over the years, but I feel recently like they’ve come full circle.
I started my first blog(s) back in 2003 when I was lucky enough to have internet access in my day job and free reign to entertain myself during quiet times. I was obsessed with small press comics and I blogged my comic strip development and about appearances at cons. I also briefly kept a separate diary-like site where I blogged personal musings anonymously. Little did I know these early blogs marked the beginning of my passion for writing and independent publishing.
My interest in writing for the web bled into my employment where I took on roles with an element of web content management (and creation) and eventually, blogging to promote a small business. I relished writing guest posts for other blogs, and articles for magazines.For me words and pictures go together, so it’s no wonder that as a freelance illustrator and craft designer I wrote a blog to support the visual work I was creating.
However blogging as business identity became dissociative and limiting. With GeenGeenie I’ve reverted to a more personal approach to blogging. I try to keep it consistent, but I’m not as concerned with appearance or stats. (I’m not trying to drive sales or stay on topic here!) And while I might not be as soul-bearing online as my naive first time blogger self once was, I delight in blog writing as a tool for self discovery. I can be serious one day or silly the next, and for now I’m enjoying just seeing what comes out.
What about you, do you Blog? Are you a goal driven blogger or is it a more personal endeavour? I’d love to hear the reasons why you blog…