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.
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.