I've blogged for several years. I started blogging to promote Birdhouse Books, my online business (vintage children's books and cards). That was well and good, but over time I wanted something more.
I began 2014 writing a more varied blog, including Music Monday and Friday Faves, as well as occasional book reviews, movie reviews, giveaways, and general chat. It is so much more fun! I love having a blog without limits and being free to write about a variety of topics here.
I've loved writing since I was a little girl. My first story was in first grade. I kept a diary starting in elementary school, and later a journal with longer entries. In high school I discovered poetry, and copied favorite poems from the library into spiral notebooks, writing my own poems as well.
College was all about creative writing for me; my degree was English: Creative Writing with a focus in poetry. I loved everything about it, especially the focus on words and writing.
I wrote for years after college, followed by a few years where I shockingly did not write at all. I did not feel like myself when I wasn't writing. I started a challenge to write a poem a day in 2010 and have kept that up. At this point my daily journal is basically poem after poem. I enjoy it so much and look forward to writing each evening. I believe this practice has changed my life.
My work involves finding books, researching them, and writing descriptions. I enjoy writing in this small daily way, but blogging gives me the opportunity to do something a little different and more -- actually communicating about things that I enjoy. I love getting comments here and chatting back and forth with readers. It makes my day!
In short: I blog because I love to write.