In the world of social media, one could make the assumption that a blog is just another platform to overshare. There are many reasons as to why people choose to blog whether personally, professionally, branding, memory preservation, or for collaborations across brands.
All blogs have their purpose for the identified author and audience.
When I first started my corner of the blogging world, I started out with sharing experience’s, places, networking and promoting brands and products with giveaways and challenges. It has evolved into a place where I can share stories of what means the most to me as it relates to the people, events and experiences I surround myself with.
I blog for memory preservation and for story telling.
I am not a big fan of documenting my every move and every photo on traditional social media platforms. My mind has shifted over the years to providing rich snapshots of my life versus a smattering of unrelatable photos and check-ins. My blog provides me an outlet to share the what and the why’s behind my actions, my thinking and my surroundings.
- Places! I love to share the places I have visited or roads I have traveled. Reasons being are twofold: 1. It helps promote the business/location and I am all for giving someone a glowing recommendation when warranted (and also why you will see me hyperlink businesses) and 2. It gives readers ideas on where to travel or points of interest to visit on their next adventure.
- Friends! My blog allows me a platform to brag on and show-off my friends. I have a lot of fierce women surrounding me and I get the opportunity to show them off in the beautiful light I see them in and gives YOU, the reader, the opportunity to see their personalities and true beauty too!
3. Personal! It’s my place to share my beliefs, ideas, tips but also the highlight reel of my family life, married life, biker life and all the things in between that mean so much to me.
But, to dive a little deeper… I blog for memory preservation. Alzheimer’s and memory loss are legitimate concerns for me. I do a lot of reading on Alzheimer’s and memory preservation. My memory fails me often the more I shove in my brain over the years. I often joke that I have early onset, mostly because there are many events/moments that I simply do not remember that others do, but I also know that is partly because I wasn’t making a POINT to imbed some of those moments into my long-term memory.
At any rate, I want to be able to look back on the special moments in my life and read about those experiences long after the little details have left my mind. I want documentation of my thoughts, my adventures and progression of my personal and professional development.
Blogging provides a different platform to share. It’s my platform and little corner of the world, and for those of you who continue to follow along, I thank you. Thank you for taking time out of your life to read about what is going on in mine. You have taken a deeper love and interest in me and what I find important and valuable. Thank you.
I only hope I provide you the same respect, love and admiration.
Cheers to living, breathing and loving this life we have.