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Discover the reason for why you blog

January 21, 2017

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.

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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.

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42 Comments

  • Reply alvarezgalloso January 7, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Thank you for sharing your reasons for blogging. Your blog is one of my favorites.

  • Reply Pete January 7, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Wonderful! Thanks for sharing your story,and encouraging us to recognize ours!

  • Reply M.J January 7, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Thank you. This post came just at the right time because I was thinking about it. Reflecting is a hard process but it has to be done.

    • Reply Roberta Pimentel January 7, 2017 at 10:28 pm

      Thank you for reading! yeah, reflecting is a hard part on blog world, but if is a passion you will figure it out 😉

  • Reply anne leueen January 7, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    Thank you for this honest assessment of why you blog. You are right . You can help others. That is one of the great things about the blogosphere; hands reaching out across the ether to help and assist those who are in need.

  • Reply susiesopinions January 7, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    I am so with you. My first husband was an alcoholic and abuser, and I wanted to commit suicide, but at 69, I know why I am here. I have a husband I take care of 24/7, a daughter, her husband, and 2 granddaughters.

  • Reply Carolyn Dennis-Willingham January 7, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    I’m glad you are blogging and that you are my blogging buddy. 🙂

    • Reply Roberta Pimentel January 9, 2017 at 10:06 pm

      Aww, Thank you Carolyn! You just gave me a big smile <3 🙂
      Cheers!

  • Reply justwil2016 January 7, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    This is a great blog Roberta. I’m glad I stumbled across it going through the daily prompts. We need more people like you.

  • Reply Jasmine January 7, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    I really like this post, not only is it honest and thought provoking, but not full of sarcastic snarkiness I have found to be popular in the blogs i have come across lately. Thanks for the refreshing post!

  • Reply EttaD January 8, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Awesome post. You are right, it is important to know why you are blogging, I started my blog Sept 2014 and many times I wanted to quit because of the lack of motivation. But like you, what drives me is knowing that I was put here to make a difference in the lives of others and even if one person reads my blog, that’s enough.

  • Reply geminilvr January 8, 2017 at 12:02 am

    thank you for sharing Roberta, glad I came across your blog and follow

  • Reply gary loggins January 8, 2017 at 1:23 am

    Nice post, Roberta! My blog’s a little different, and the reason why I blog is simple… the sheer joy of spreading the word about classic films! Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy yours!

    • Reply Roberta Pimentel January 9, 2017 at 10:03 pm

      Thank you Gary! Everyone have different reasons to blog, as long you write something that you are passionate about that is only what matters. I like to read about film so I do enjoy your blog!

  • Reply Angeloftheshore January 8, 2017 at 2:39 am

    I’m happy it helped you! I blog as a hobby and to reach out to others. I think if I get bored with it then that’s ok. It served its purpose and I will move on to whatever is down the road. It may be the opposite and it takes off in directions I never dreamed. I think many blog from loneliness, or a desire to connect with others in the world. Some to fulfill a dream. I do hope that in the process I create some lasting, even if long distant friendships. I read blogs to discover more of the world and to learn more about everything!

  • Reply Benn Bell January 8, 2017 at 4:50 am

    Hi Roberta! Great post. I love your blog and I read it religiously. You are a true inspiration to me and your other readers. love to see your smiling face and hear your stories. Bravo!

    • Reply Roberta Pimentel January 9, 2017 at 9:58 pm

      Thank you Benn! You got a smile on my face and I really apprentice your feedback. A great motivation to continue on the blog world! Have an awesome week Benn!

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  • Reply boundlessblessingsblog January 8, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Thanks dear friend for sharing your beautiful thoughts with all of us and yes for me to I started to blog to get out of some of my stuff which was irritating me for a long time. Thanks to WordPress and to beautiful bloggers who give us so much support and we can write what we like. It has really helped me to as u keep yourself so busy too and yes life is beautiful and awesome and inspiring and joyful too. Great post Roberta.👌👌👌👌👌

  • Reply 盛天琦 January 8, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Greetings from Siberia! I really liked your post! I’ve been blogging for about 7-8 years too now. I started blogging only to share my thoughts because just like you, my childhood wasn’t really great. But then I started travelling the world and now I have a real reason for why I blog. Cheers 🙂

    -Deny

    • Reply Roberta Pimentel January 9, 2017 at 9:53 pm

      So amazing Dany! I’m glad that you found the reason for why you blog, because it is really important 🙂
      Happy blogging 🙂

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    Reblogged this on Don Massenzio's Blog and commented:
    Have you ever pondered why you blog? Roberta Pimentel asks that question on this post from her blog and gives you her reasons for blogging

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    Great post!

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  • Reply Janicke January 20, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Et veldig bra innlegg 😀

  • Reply gunnardeckare January 21, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    It’s always interesting to read your thoughts about blogging

  • Reply vishal4u January 21, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Thanks Roberta for sharing the reason behind your blogging. I am new to this world and I will surely ask myself some of the questions you mentioned in the post and let’s see what answers I get.
    I definitely want to find my reasons.
    Awesome post.

  • Reply Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram January 22, 2017 at 3:22 am

    Motivating article , thanks for sharing👌👍

  • Reply Kalama January 22, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    So true..this is the one place where I feel alive…where my thoughts flow without fear because I found a family..just like you

  • Reply Joel F January 23, 2017 at 4:39 am

    Thanks Roberta for this inspiring post. Truly worth a read. Have a great week ahead.

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