Blogging Is My Release!

I started my blog close to 2 years ago.  When I look back it feels just like yesterday and yet to date I have written 278 posts and counting…  It’s an interesting journey for me mainly because there is always something new to look forward to writing or reading.  I always had a thing for writing; I kept journals from age 14 all the way up till I was about 26.  I gave up on that hobby because I had life to deal with and I never really got time.  A friend of mine told me about blogging and insisted I try it out and I can safely say it was the best decision I ever made considering the things I was going through back then.

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Emotional Well-Being

When I started blogging I was still hurting over past relationships.  I was in an a very bad space.  I needed somewhere to bleed out my emotions.  I had no idea putting my thoughts on my blog would actually help me heal.  It was a tough journey but when I wrote about my experiences and I read through comments I realised that I was not alone when it came to some of the things I had been through.  A problem shared really is a problem halved.  When I look through my posts now I realise I have really come a long way and I can safely say I am happy and I let go of all the things that used to steal my joy.  It’s a great space to be in.

Health

The same time I started blogging was the same time I started my health and fitness journey.  There is nothing that puts you under pressure as much as documenting an activity because now you have to actually show some results!  However, it was a great move because if I had not done so I probably would not have lost 10 kgs in a year!  The toughest year of my life if you ask me.  It’s really easy to gain weight, it can happen in a space of days, losing weight on the other hand is a real mission!  I made new friends through the challenges I would set up.  I got that extra drive because after initiating a challenge you have to stick to it otherwise what kind of Team Leader would that make you?  Now I have the body I always wanted and I feel fantastic!  I will tell you this for free…maintaining your weight is the hardest of the journey.

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Humour

There have been occasions I have been upset about something and all I want to do is rant about it on a blog post.  The ironic thing is after a few sentences into the post I actually find that I am being petty but continue to write about it all the same.  You see, life doesn’t really have to consume you with negativity.  Fair and fine you will have a bad day or two but there is always something to smile about.  Blogging has helped me through bad days because I have a few blogs that I follow that specialise in humour and there is never a dull moment there!

Lastly, blogging has given me the voice I didn’t realise I actually had.  I can write what I like without worrying what the next person will say, after all this is

My Space, My Voice, My Story…

I would like to hear from bloggers…what was the reason you started and are still blogging?  What are some of the lessons you have learnt over time?

For the readers, what do you enjoy reading the most from my blog and what keeps you coming back for more?

 

©MaKupsy 2016

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7 thoughts on “Blogging Is My Release!

  1. Wow, so true. For me blogging is a healing space but not for me alone. For many, my blogs vary from my experiences to other peoples experiences. Some from stories told or from glimpses of other peoples lives. not many know me as a blogger but the few that do testify of healing from my posts. fulfilling indeed.

    well done mami. Keep shining!

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    • It’s a beautiful feeling to know that whatever work you write as a blogger, someone out there can relate and find healing from it. I am glad to hear your work does the same for you. I feel women should share more stories and document them, you never know whose life you will touch and make a world of difference. Thanks for reading and you should give me the link to your blog so that I can check it out 🙂

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