I first started blogging for 7-8 years ago to get away from thoughts that were hurting me after some hurtful experiences in my childhood. I found blogging as a therapy where I could write in order to think about something else which made the thoughts go away.
After a while I understood that I could make blogging into a business but I never figured out quite how to and therefor I lost my motivation. I was going back to blogging several times but I lost my motivation every time that I tried and gave up. However, I never forgot the idea and I still had an urge to share my message with other people.
I knew deep inside that I had something to contribute to the world which could help hundreds or maybe thousands of people that were finding themselves in the same situation as I. To discover how, I had to reconnect with myself by facing my past and figure out what to do with my life. I had to accept that the past was the past and that it could not be rewritten.
I learned that feeling sorry for myself only was digging a deeper whole where I was finding myself in and that the best way to get up was to figure out what was behind my motivation to still live. I had to ask myself questions like; Why am I here? Do I have a mission in life? What is the meaning of life? How can I move on in my life despite all the bad things that had happened? What could give me joy and strengths? How could I face my demons?
It was a long and hurtful process where I had to go deep in my mind and reflect upon my life. What was good for me and what was hurting me? What should I prioritize in my everyday life? I am glad that I asked myself these questions since they made me develop as a person and learned what was important to prioritize. Today I don’t spend time on people that are only interested in dragging me down but rather on the once that are helping me to stay positive and are encouraging me to succeed in my life.
I am so thankful to the people that were supporting me during the time when I needed it the most, the time when I did not want to live anymore. Thanks to every one of you who still believed in me when I didn’t. You guys are the reason for why I am still walking on this planet today and that made be to still believe in the humanity and that there are good people among us. Your support has made me so much stronger, and the most important, it made me believe in myself again. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
You are probably wondering what this has to do with blogging. If I had not go through all this I would never have discovered the reason behind why I am blogging. I thank this process because it taught me all the strengths and resources that I have to help others as well. I want to be the inspiration to others that others were to me when I was struggling and I believe that could can be able to find support, joy and motivation on my blog.
If you are not sure about why you are blogging you must discover it and only you will find the answer for that. Many bloggers quit because they are blogging without a reason and lose motivation and the belief on their blog after a while. I have also made this mistake myself many times. It is very important to have a clear picture on why you are spending so much time on this activity since if you are not it is not worth spending time on it either.