Why do I Write? 

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. 

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Sharing sights & insights captured with diverse angles. Ex-corporate, now my own boss. Cycling, hiking, cooking, reading, yoga, writing and photography, are no longer only hobbies listed on my resume. It's what I do when I want.

43 thoughts on “Why do I Write? 

  1. The title of this post reminds me of a lesser-known and tiny book by George Orwell entitled “Why I Write.” I think it’s a question that everyone who loves writing eventually explores. Good post.
    God bless.

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  2. The last two lines nail it! It’s good that you’re coming slowly back to writing on your blog, you’ve been certainly missed. And how great it is that you joined the WP challenge! (I started it a week ago or so and it’s helping me to blog regularly.) Cheers and happy writing!


    1. OMG….I just found you on my spam box. What are you doing here? hahaha I will have to post about that! You have some explaining to do.
      Thank you for the warm welcome; I am glad that despite the spamming, on August 29, we have been in contact ever since.
      Cheers to us!


  3. This is such a relateble post. I agree with everything you say here about writing. And you write it to beautifully. It is an amazing experience to share this journey with you. I’m so happy we’ve made it back.

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    1. And I’m even happier to be in contact with you more frequently.
      It’s been an unplanned comeback, and it was seeing Desley and Amy joining the writing course that inspired me get back to writing again.
      I had been mostly but erratically posting photos as a work’s project occupied too much of my time.
      Heartfelt thanks for the warm and kind words. Miss you too!

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  4. Enjoyed your heart felt post on why you write. Often when life gets busy and I find a day, then two slip by without writing or posting, when I consider how or why I feel a bit off balanced, I realize I need to, breath too, love to write too. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. And yes, dream to share photographs too:)


    1. Thanks for reading and for your considerate comment, Denise. Glad to hear you feel the same. I took much longer than two days to come back, though.!
      Post your photos, you’ll enjoy it. I often have an idea on what to write, based on the image I shot.

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