I’ve been nominated for an Encouraging Thunder Award, and it’s a way of letting your followers know why you blog.
First of all, Thank you Morgan for the nomination, I’m a big fan of your blog and it was lovely to read about your inspirations for blogging. Please make sure you read her blog @ The Secret Diaries of a Computer Science Student.
Why I Blog…
When I started this, it was a creative output for me to talk about my life and my hobbies, and what it’s like to be a young, married gay man living in suburban England. I have always felt a little bit like an outsider and was hoping to be able to share my experiences and interests with like-minded people.
But what I discovered was that blogging is not just about what you put out, but what you take in from this fantastic community! I have LOVED discovering new and exciting blogs! Which is very surprising to me because I thought it would be like Facebook, where people share too much and I just roll my eyes and continue scrolling. But it’s fascinating to see so many others sharing a part of themselves so publicly. It pushes and inspires me to be more honest in my writing and with myself, to try and understand who I am a little bit more.
I am very new to all this, and I’m still finding a balance between sharing my personal side and commenting on popular culture. It can be scary to write about such personal things, but I am treating my blog like a diary and would like to be as candid as I would be if I were the only person reading it (which I might be!). It can actually be quite therapeutic to be so open! Hopefully people are enjoying my stories and opinions, and can relate to some of my experiences!
Here’s what you have to do:
- Thank your nominator
- Tell the world why you blog
- Nominate 5 more people
Happy writing and thanks again for my nomination!