Thursday, April 11, 2013

This Blog of Mine.

ll photo cred: shinji fujioka  ll


The other day, -yesterday actually, I took a test where I had to write some essays in Japanese. One of the questions were, what's your favorite hobby, and why?  So I sat there and thought, hobbies? I don't have any hobbies.  It took me about a good minute or so before I realized that blogging is currently one of my favorite hobbies. Duh Marsa. So that's what I wrote about. Blogging. 

Blogging has been interesting. I used to think that blogging was weird. I only started this blog to keep family and friends updated with my new life with Jerry. But that didn't go too well for the first several months. I updated posts about once a month and all i wrote were things like.. hi, so this is what we did today and it was sooo fun! Also, I am still madly in love Jerry. The End. And that's how things were for a while around here. *yawn*

Then one day, I had some random thoughts floating around in my head that I didn't know how to sort out. I tried writing them down in my little ghetto notebook but that didn't seem too satisfactory. So I stopped. And I was stumped. I was stumped for a good couple of days actually. Until one day, I had one of those Ah-Hah! -moments. And I ended up here, on this blog. I wrote and wrote and wrote for about an hour or so and after I got it all out, it felt good. Real good. And ever since, I've fallen in love with this little blog of ours. 

So why do I blog? I blog because it's been a way for me to express myself. I blog because I like reading and being inspired by stories written by others. I blog because it helps me to see how I've changed as a person, and also how Jerry and I have grown through our marriage. Lately I've been forgetting why I started this blog. I've been focusing on other aspects of blogging that didn't even occur to me when I first started writing (followers, money, sponsors, etc). So it's been nice to remember why I even started all of this and why I continue to do it. I blog because I love it.  
and i hope to continue loving it :)

38 comments:

  1. lovely words :)

    xx
    http://thepocketbookblogg.blogspot.com/

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  2. I am so glad you blog! I always love seeing your beautiful smiley face! And that hat. I need it as well.

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  3. So true. I will continue to blog as long as it stays high in my interest level. While I think the perks of blogging can make you very successful, if I start to worry about that too much then I realize that I won't enjoy what I intended to do with my blog - which is connect with others who have similar interests, meet new people (which has been cool so far!) and have a creative outlet. =)
    xo,
    nancy

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  4. "I blog because it's been a way for me to express myself" -I agree with your statement.
    great pictures as well!

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  5. lovely! :)

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    xoxo.

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  6. yeah yeah yeah! getting back to your blog roots! amen sister friend! xoxo

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  7. Blogging is a great hobby! I love it too :))

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  8. Love this post! It's become my hobby too, and a creative outlet as well :) Loved reading this!

    ~Jacy

    www.laviedelenore.blogspot.com

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  9. Yes, that is totally why I love blogging too! It really almost feels like therapy to me, and I just adore all the wonderful friends I have met through it! So glad you blog, and I blog, if it weren't for blogging we would have not "blog-met" :) {dang-it!! i almost made a cute rhyme, then that last sentence messed it all up, haha!}

    xo,
    Shio

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  10. Yep...sometimes you have to step back and say, why exactly did I start this blog? That's why I started as well!

    Oh..ps...I featured you in my Best of Style today. (I hope it's ok that I grabbed your picture...I linked back to you!)

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  11. love this post, blogging is such a great way to document your life. also these pictures are amazing!! :)

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  12. Love your cute & casual outfit! And blogging is the best isn't it? :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  13. You're my favorite :) The End.

    -L

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  14. love your hat! :*

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  15. I feel the same way about blogging! I started mine just for me, as a way to express my thoughts and to record my life with my guy. I love it.
    I actually just discovered your blog yesterday, and I just wanted to say that I love it! You have great style:)

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  16. You look beautiful. Wish I could pull a hat off like you do!

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  18. It's great that you are really loving blogging. I love stopping by your blog to visit and see what you're up to and what you're wearing.
    Great outfit in today's pictures. I love the hat!

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  19. I love how you said you blog because you want to see how you change as a person. In a year from now, I want to look back on my posts and see how much I've changed in a year!

    - Carrie

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  20. LOVE this! What a coinkydink- I blog because I love it, too. :) It's always good to remind yourself of the "why" because it's quite easy to get caught up in all of the other aspects!

    xo

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  21. Love this. And you are so pretty!! :o)

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  22. Love, love and love you!

    amberolazysk.blogspot.com

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  23. This was such a perfect post :) and I agree 100%. These pictures are perfect too...you look gorgeous! When I saw them I realized that you totally look like one of my bff's from elementary school. Are you sureeee your name is not secretly Megan and you grew up in Washington?!

    Love ya, Lady!!!!!

    xo Ashley

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  24. Neat story! I love your blog and this outfit is so cute!
    Also, I love your photography!
    -Kate
    justkatea.blogspot.com

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  25. As for me I have a bunch of hobbies and blogging is one of them:) you've done an awesom job with this post:) Lovely pictures as well;)
    Have a great time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra
    www.svetusvet.blogspot.com

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  26. You still tell us how madly in love you are, and it's adorable!!

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  27. when i started blogging it was also once a month (if that!) and it was a way to let our families know that we were still alive on the other side of the world. then it turned into a place where i could not only express myself but document this crazy thing called life, marriage and traveling. i love that you still stay focused on why you started it and why you love it. I sure love reading it!

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  29. Just found your blog via your sister in law Kristina; I'm glad she shared it. New follower

    Sisters, Sisters

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  30. It seems like your blog and posts are all about sponsorships now. :( I had a feeling you were trying to gain more readers solely for this purpose when I would see you constantly commenting on the most random blogs asking for them to visit your blog. Please don't turn into "those" bloggers...please. I enjoy your outfit pictures so much.

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    1. did you read her blog posts at all? lol she just wrote that her blog has been going in a different direction. if you really like her blog then you should try reading the posts and not judge

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  31. Seriously. You are ADORABLE! Just found your blog. Love! -Char

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  32. This post really made me smile!!! I feel like lately things have been crazy in my neck of the woods and I haven't been able to keep up (keeping up on the blogs I love) But just wanted to share that I love seeing what you post and your outfits are so inspiring :)

    xo Dinah @ sunshine super glam

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  33. Such an inspirational post!

    Your blog is one of my favorites and I am glad you were reminded of why you started.

    Keep doing what you do and those that really like you will stay along for the ride=]

    Brandy
    willbakeforshoes.com

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