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Summer Blog Social! Top Ten Reasons You Should Be Blogging

I came across this awesome idea for a Summer Blog Social at A Belle, A Bean, and a Chicago Dog.

I like any sort of social I can do from the comfort of my own home.

The idea is to network, share tips, and have fun!

I chose writing prompt ■If a real life friend approached you and said, “I want to start a blog. Can you give me a list of helpful tips?“, what 10 (or more) things would you tell your friend?

I run into this question  alot in my everyday life because peeps in my world know I am a hardcore blogger. SO, here’s my “Top Ten Reasons You Should Be Blogging.”

10. This comment is from my My Blog is My Treehouse post, but also one of the reasons I blog: In my day life, I need to always measure what I say, proceed with caution, and diplomacy rules. My Treehouse gives me a place to laugh at myself, tell a good poop story, and be “raw and real” without repercussions of my daily life. Alter-ego? Maybe. A really kick-*ss alter ego 🙂

9. It’s really cool to use words like “she’s in my Tribe” or I’m working on a meme right now.

8. You get to tap into a world that is mind-blowingly cool, and become friends with people you may never meet.

7. The things you will learn! Oh.My.Goodness. I never went to college. That’s OK, I have a slew of amazing Smart Friends in my Tribe (there’s that word again) I can ask if I get stuck on anything from html to pet care basics.

6. You will never feel alone again. I wish, wish, wish I was in the Blogosphere 10 years ago when we were struggling with miscarriage and infertility. The isolation back then was almost unbearable. Now, I know of many people and places I can go to where other parents understand, know, and would have been able to make me feel not-so-alone.

5. Because you have lots to say and share.

4. Because you can help people (refer back to #5 and #6)

3. Because it’s also a great way to keep friends and family informed of your life without mailing “family happenings newsletters” every month.

2. It’s a great place to tell all the goofy stories your friends, coworkers, and family are sick of hearing (ok, that’s my reason)

1. It won’t cost you a stinkin thing. Basic blogging is dang near FREE. Sure, you can get all fancy and hire a designer blah, blah, blah..but you don’t need to. Just pick a domain name, and let ‘er rip!


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7 thoughts on “Summer Blog Social! Top Ten Reasons You Should Be Blogging

  1. Yes! These are all so very true! Especially the coolness factor and new lingo. Hee!

    I’m with you on the connections and never feeling alone- who knew?!

    Great list!

  2. Yes – I just LOVE everything you wrote! It’s amazing how when you want to know something you can just hop online and ask and somebody you know is bound to know the answer. I like how you think …will be back for more 🙂

  3. #6 – YES! Gosh I think about that a lot – how much blogging would have helped me in my first year of mothering. That was a lonely, lonely time for me. But I sure am glad I have blogging now!

  4. Totally agree about never feeling alone. I also struggled with infertility and felt like I was the only person on the planet going through it. I feel the same, if I had only blogged back then…
    Thanks for linking up!

  5. You’re right – you will never feel alone again. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve contacted one of my blogging friends (who I’ve never met!) when I’m having a bad day. It is completely mind-blowing.

  6. It’s pretty amazing how you can connect with others on nearly every topic imaginable. SOMEONE has gone through whatever you are going through!

    Thanks for joining in!!

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