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What inspires me to blog? I do it for a number of reasons. I like sharing information as I’m interested in a wide and I do mean wide array of things. Now I was first inspired to start blogging about my braidlock/dreadlocks journey because I wanted to share my perspective as a middle age woman embarking on this journey. I wanted to show other middle age ladies and anybody else for that matter if they wanted small/micro dreadlocks that they too could have them. Also I wanted to give back to the blogging community as they were my main source of information while researching how to start and maintain dreadlocks. Later, I started blogging about other topics as I believe everything is connected.
Community is the another reason why I blog. I love “meeting” and getting to know people who if I were not blogging, I would not otherwise get to communicate with. The wonderful people who comment live all over the country as I live in the US but I also hear from quite a few outside of the US. That is absolutely amazing to me! And a blog is much more personable as people can comment to their heart’s content and not be limited to a few hundred characters. Oh man…the comments are like a goldmine. Many times I have gotten inspiration for new posts from the comments. One such comment inspired my “How I Got Out of Debt” series.
It is my belief that each and every person has gifts/wisdom that is vital to the whole of civilization. In sharing what we know with each other we can make it through this thing called Life. I talked about this from another angle in my post Diversity is Natural Law. When I see a regular person has done something, it shows me that maybe it’s not so difficult. If I determine that I can’t or don’t want to do it that way, I’ll take the info I can use and come up with what I can do. Then I blog about it, though not as often as I should as I’m kinda shy.
A voracious appetite for knowledge and the need to break out of my shell is another reason why I’ve been inspired to blog…maybe I should look for the local Information Horders Anonymous. lol Blogging has helped this shy person who thought she had nothing that anybody was interesting in hearing, blossom and grow.
Knowledge, gathered from real life experiences through making mistakes, or trying something new is POWER! POWER shared, is true power indeed. There is always something new to learn and share so I guess that means I will be blogging more. And I don’t mind that at all.