When I started blogging, I have thought carefully about this question and addressed it in my about page.
I didn’t read it the content again to review and make changes, because I still have the key messages shared there, very vivid in my mind.
Why am I revisiting this question then?
I joined today two writing courses from the blogging university, and Day one assignment asks me exactly that.
Before diving into it, I want to share one important aspect of my blogging experience.
It’s been now three years since I launched my blog. I joined a few courses, launched some photography events, and met incredible and diverse people, with whom I’m still connected via our blogging community and other social media. Some I have even met in person, like Desleyjane, Justine, Mara, Andy and Veronica.
The blogging beginnings were exciting, creative and full of discoveries about my own abilities as an amateur writer and photographer. Learning from other bloggers’ skills was also priceless.
Each post I prepared, taught me so much about my style, preferences, muses, inspiration, and also sometimes gave me this rewarding feeling of being in a flow and say to myself, yes, that’s exactly what I wanted to write. A seamless alignment between my thoughts and words.
Those are the moments where I clearly know and feel in my skin my reason for writing.
I write because I learn more about myself each time I succeed to translate my unfiltered thoughts into words.
I write because I learn more about others’ views and ways of experiencing the world.
I write because I want to share my ideas, my beliefs, my struggles, my experiences, my photos, and hopefully contribute to someone’s little moments of happiness, if they find joy in what I do and learn something from it.
I write because I have a message to share.
I write because I am in love with it.