Why and When I Started Blogging

This post is going up very late today but nevertheless, I am not missing a day in this blog challenge! This post is about why and when I started blogging. I actually already wrote on this topic last year in my post titled Why Blog. My first blog post was in January 2011. Here’s an excerpt from that post:

I started this blog because I wanted to share some funny stories. It evolved into more of a lifestyle type of blog and eventually I’d like to focus more on travel writing. For now I just write as I see fit and I’m not trying to climb the blogger notoriety ladder. I don’t have a catchphrase and I don’t have a specific theme or topic. I’ll write when I feel I have something worthwhile to say.

Another reason why I blog is to keep my writing sharp and to give myself a writing refresher. I maintain a daily blog for a toy brand at work and I manage multiple toy line’s social media accounts. I’m constantly thinking and writing in the specific brand voice. Keeping up my own personal blog is a way to mentally push all those little dolly voices out of my head and get into my own space. I’m here trying to craft and develop MY voice. Otherwise my writing flexibility and adaptability might get stuck in Toy Land!

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