Monday, 15 October 2012

Why I started blogging

Tine from Beautyholics Anonomous did a post on why she started blogging and I really enjoyed reading it so thought that I'd do my own post.

If you read my other blog you'll know that I have Crohn's disease. I was diagnosed in 2007 after getting very sick and ending up in hospital. Since then I haven't worked full time. After having three months off work I went back six hours per week and slowly built up my hours until I was doing 27.5 hours a week.

Being sick meant I spent a lot of time at home on my own and I was really bored, so on 27 July 2008 I started blogging. In my real life all anyone wanted to talk about was my illness and I got really sick of that. Blogging about make-up was my outlet. No-one knew I was sick, no-one talked about it and for a few hours I could pretend that I was a normal, healthy person. When I was blogging I didn't think about being sick, it took my mind off things and helped me escape into another world.

Initially I mainly wrote about lip balm but I gradually started writing about other beauty products too. I had (and still have) a huge collection of products so it was easy to find things to write about. 

I've met some wonderful people through blogging, people that I am proud to call friends. Blogging and the internet is something that's always there for me, no matter what's going on in my life. When I became a new Mum I often went days without talking to anyone other than my internet friends. Sometimes I feel like my internet friends know me better than my real life friends do. 

That's the great thing about the internet, there is always someone there to talk to so you never feel alone. Today I can't imagine my life without the internet. I get so much support and advice from my online friends.

And that is why I started blogging.

12 comments :

  1. I'm glad you started blogging. It's a great outlet - and internet friends are awesome ;) x

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    1. You are another person I'm glad started blogging. Imagine all the friends I wouldn't have if I hadn't started blogging.

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  2. That's such a lovely story. It's amazing what blogging can do for you isn't it? An outlet that became a place to meet new people and gain new friends :-)

    Thanks for sharing :-)

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    1. It is amazing, I have a whole different group of friends now that I started blogging.

      I loved your post about why you started blogging.

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  3. Well we would never have met except for our blogs! And I'm so glad we did x

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    1. Exactly! I am very glad we met, I also look forward to when we get to meet again, hopefully in your city next time :)

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  4. Its lovely to know that people are getting so much support from the internet. I never would have imagined. I sometimes go for days without talking to any friends in real life too and the internet keeps me company and gives me some solace. Im glad u feel the same xx

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    1. You are my newest internet friend! It's great that the net is such a wonderful support network for us all.

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  5. This post was so nice, it's always nice to hear about people's backstory!

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