Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Dearest readers, as the name suggests, I am swapping blogs for the day--and I am delighted to introduce Toya! All the way from Nashville, TN, I'm pretty sure she's one of the most honest and real bloggers I've come across in awhile. I really love why she likes being a blogger, and I trust that you'll love her, too. If you'd like to hear what I think is the best thing about blogging, head on over to her page; and make sure to check out the rest, too! I promise you won't be disappointed.
Some writers blog as a way to advertise their talents or gain awareness of their name on the Internet. Some think that blogging cheapens the value of what they have to offer by giving away for free what they would expect to be paid for.
I started blogging on Myspace when it was popular. I used it as a means to express how I really felt about my parents getting a divorce. I can honestly say that blogging helped me cope with the issues I kept bottled up inside. It was then that I realized that blogging was healthy to me.
That is why I started missyoulove.org. I wasn’t too worried about how it would be perceived. I never told anyone about it because I was afraid of what they would say. Then I went to college and met some amazing people that also blogged and reading theirs inspired me to continue.
I am not much of a writer, I make many grammatical errors, and I ramble a lot (which I’m doing now) but that isn’t my main focus as a blogger. It is to share a little of myself to the world.
The best thing about blogging is having a place to pour out my thoughts without being judged (at least I can’t tell if I’m being judged.) I can express who I am from inside my head. In this world it matters how you look, how much money you have, and who you know. If you are real about what you write about, you have the ability to reach out and touch other people, help them with seeing things from another points of view, etc.
I also like blogging because of the great friends I have made. It feels more authentic because people get to know me through my words. I have met so many people that have helped me when times were bad, answered questions about life, and help me grow stronger as a woman.
I honestly can’t say where I would be if I never started missyoulove.org because it has helped me in so many ways. I am very thankful for it.