Why I love blogging

Blogging is a funny old business isn't it? It changed a great deal since I first started over five years ago and has really exploded. I still remember the day I pressed publish on my very first post. I was sitting round my boyfriend's house messing around on my laptop while he was concentrating on the football. I'd been reading through a few of my favourite blogs and thought 'you know what? I can do that'. They'd been badgering us at Uni to start a blog as it would be good for our portfolio. I decided I had nothing to lose and lost myself writing a few meaningless words. The rest is history and I've never looked back.

Hand on my heart, this blog is the best thing i've ever done. It gets a lot of flack in the real world and even in 2014 the average person doesn't really know what it is. My friends still scratch their heads at the thought of me posting my mug on the internet on a weekly basis. My 'blog face' has become a running joke. But it's thanks to this little site on the internet that I've had some of the best experiences of my life.

I've been taken to Paris, been gifted some wonderful clothes by some of my favourite brands, appeared on companies own blogs, been taken out for dinner and been treated to lots of fun evenings out. It still blows my mind when I get an email in my inbox regarding this blog. I can't believe they're interested in little old me!

I also met some of the best girls I have had the pleasure of knowing. I was always very much 'one of the lads' and didn't really have a solid big group of girl friends to call my own. This soon changed. We first started talking to each other on Twitter, then meeting in person at events, then meeting before events to go for dinner, then meeting just for dinner and finally going round and having sleepovers at each other's houses. Now they're no longer just 'internet' friends but just good old friends. Friends I know I can count on to tell me if i'm being an idiot - we all need that - and who will be a shoulder to lean on when it all gets a bit too much. It's amazing what the internet can do. You all know who you are!

If you're thinking of starting a blog, just take the plunge. You won't regret it. I don't know if I'll ever stop, after five years it's still not old hat. I love thinking up new blog posts and taking pictures. It still gives me a fuzzy feeling when I gain a new follower or a comment. I may not be as well developed as other blogs or have a massive following but i'm very much proud of this place on the internet. It's been a fantastic ride.


  1. This is such a lovely post and I couldn't agree more. Making friends is definitely one of the best things about blogging - in fact, one of my very first "blogging pals" has now become my flatmate! x

  2. This is so lovely, blogging pals are the best!

    Maria xxx

  3. I'm with you here, Soph. I've met some of the greatest friends through blogging!

  4. Hear, hear! Well said. Isn't it an awesome thing to do. Blogging is like a sub-culture too when some people have no idea it goes on at all. It's another secret world! x

  5. Blogging really is the best! I love it! My grandpa doesn't really understand what it is but he's tries and always asks me about how my blog is going. They only thing is, he calls is a "Blah". Haha! It cracks me up every time!


  6. Owwww Sophieeeee this post is so lovely and so reflects how I feel about it too. Some of my nearest and dearest are bloggers, it really is worth all of the hard work :) <3 Claire @ Jazzpad


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