Hadn’t I been a lazy, demotivated bum (sometimes), that title would have read -‘Yay Me, it’s my 1 year blogging anniversary’ (because I hate the taste of the word blogi*incoherent mumbling*sry).
But, I am a lazy bum (sometimes) and my unceremonious departure from the Blogisverse earlier this year, -with not even so much as a ‘Dear Blog’ letter- is the cause for the postponement of the celebration of this milestone.
That is not to say I cannot expatiate on how beneficial blogging has been for me over the past few months!
Life happened for a bit during the first quarter of the year and I fizzled, I crashed and burned, the flame went out, I was totally spent; I think you get the picture. I didn’t even have the energy to think about thinking about blogging.
I did have enough energy to miss it though. Many things today, in this the 21st century, are still considered taboo on my little rock in the sun and blogging is one of them.
Not blogging per se, but expressing your unfiltered thoughts for the world to see “girl don’t tell nobody you business.”
The ‘blogosphere’ has proven to be a treasure chest filled with rare gems that have positively impacted my life and created an outlet for me to freely express myself and grow in the process.
As if you don’t already know! In lieu of a ‘lifing’ manual we are given the power of choice. We get to choose shitty decisions and make shitty mistakes over and over again.
We also possess the power of resilience which allows the vicious cycle to continue repeating itself until we choose to stop it.
In the interim however, it is not every time we make these missteps, we wish to share them with our loved ones.
Simply because we don’t care for the onslaught of unsolicited advice, scolding and down right disdain that usually follows.
This is where blogging comes in. It allows you to decompress from life’s bullshit (for want of a better word) without any filter.
There is no need to think about whose clitorial feelings you’ll hurt by expressing your thoughts or who you’ll offend with your opinions.
It provides an outlet for you to scream and let it all out without the judgmental stares and the recommendations for psychiatric evaluation (provided you have a lifestyle blog). You are able to re-group, rejuvenate and go back to grabbing life by the horns with renewed vigor and owning that bitch!
Reflective practice is something that is encouraged to aid in self-correction. A journal which allows you to record your experiences and how you behaved in such instances is also recommended.
You are able to re-assess your actions, mistakes, reactions and interactions and make better informed decisions in the future. When I re-read past posts I am so amazed at how much I’ve grown from that position and moved on to the next.
Interacting with other bloggers and getting a glimpse into their lives through the window of blogging also aids in this practice.
Being able to read about other strangers’ lives whose stories are so uncannily relatable, encourages reflection and self introspection. At times I’m like “damnnnnn I thought I was the only one.”
Sharing in their experiences create an intimate connection, even if it is through telecommunication channels, that helps you to expand your mind to new frontiers.
I have read so many posts that have been such an inspiration to me. I have been able to make small improvements everyday and that feeling of accomplishment and success is so addictive!
What about you, I can’t be the only one who has markedly improved since I began blogging. Tell me some of the ways blogging has helped in your life in the comments below. I wanna knowwww…!
Thank you so much for reading!
June is all about productivity! If you are lazy like me (sometimes) yet want to be productive, stay tuned to know how!
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