The Busy Giffs: Why do you blog?

May 22, 2012

Why do you blog?

"Why do you blog?"

The number one reason: I like to.
It's free & I don't have to go anywhere to do it.
I don't feel guilty about spending money while I do it.

I have met some amazing people through my blog.
Some of them I now talk to on a daily basis via Twitter.
It's comforting when so many of my real life friends are so "not around".

I'm seeing this question even more as I am really getting myself into the blog world.

"Why do you blog?"

Some people are looking to make a living off of it, some people just want to share their arts and crafts projects.
So why do I do it?

I don't expect to make millions off my ramblings.
I don't have a shop or product I'm trying to sell.
I guess I like just having a place where I can write.

There is a difference between writing and blogging, and until January, I really was just writing.
But since, I've been using blogging to network and meet others, rather than make a living.

In an ideal world, I would get to blog about the randomness that I do but more companies would send me fun items to just give away or try out.
I don't want to make money blogging, then it becomes a job and I don't want that.
But if more companies sent me fun things to try out, like when we got to try out the Lamaze Tummy Mat, or tickets to fun events, I would be in heaven.

But that makes me question going to BlogHer.

I'm not a very good blogger, I don't have thousands of followers, and between working full time, having a husband who works opposite shifts, and taking care of a baby, sometimes the blog is on the back burner.
I'd be afraid of sponsors because what if the baby has a bad night and I couldn't post what I wanted to... I would have let someone down.

I am definitely a personal blogger.
Few giveaways, no reviews...

Is there really space for me at a conference full of women who make a living out of this?
 And then top of that, the expenses are daunting to me.

I was lucky enough to win a conference pass and have secured a room for a great discount, but after transportation and meals, I'd still be looking at close to $600.
I know, I know, nothing compared to what some others will pay but when that's the same amount as my half of the rent, it's hard to wrap my head around for something I see as a hobby.

But I still reeeeeeally want to go.

What would you do if you were me?

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