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I used to have a blog back in 2006-2007 on Windows Live Spaces. I only had it for a couple of months and deleted it after a break-up (as you do). I had been disillusioned by Facebook, as a social media tool, for a long time when at the beginning of 2012 I decided to start a new blog.
When I shared my idea with what at that time was a close friend, he asked me: 'And what are you going to blog about?'
The truth is that I didn't have any plan or concept in my mind. I just knew and felt that I had to start a blog (like, an inner voice told me). I needed a creative outlet. And there is undeniably a therapeutic element to it. My first posts were fairly random and I blogged about stuff that inspired me or experiences in my life. It had never been my intention to write restaurant reviews. But with time I realized that that's where I spent a lot of my free time and so my site partly developed into a foodie blog. And as I've always been a keen traveller, it was only natural that I would also cover my travel adventures from around the world.
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Even though I had some light blogging experience before, I had never regularly read or followed any other blogs. I didn't even know that there was such a thing as Bloglovin' or Google Friend Connect. And when someone left me a comment for the first time, I was so shocked that I deleted it. With time, I discovered that there is a blogger community out there, that there are lots of interesting people who share similar interests and I now love to read about their inspirations, discoveries and ideas.
I no longer buy Vogue or Elle because I can get faster updates from the fashion blogs that I follow. Some bloggers have posted about travel destinations that have impressed me so much that I have booked holidays to explore the same places. And the best so far has been the opportunity to meet two blogger friends, Catita (from Montreal / Amsterdam) and Tiffany (from Toronto) in real life.
To anyone who is playing with the idea about starting a blog, I would just say, go for it. It's a wonderful and enriching journey.
Why did you start blogging?