Why do you blog?

This is already the second instalment of what will be a regular feature on this blog. Remember this post about comment moderation? It was so well received and it reached an impressive number of comments: it is an amazing resource now. Thank you for that! 
I wholeheartedly hope you will share your opinions on blogging itself, once a week, right here: on Friday Bloggers!

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from: Complot girls by Antonella Arismendi


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The question today focuses on the reason why you blog:

Did other amazing bloggers Jane, Karla or Susie inspire you?
Do you want to exchange ideas with the rest of the world?
Do you want the world to learn more about your work?
Do you want to inspire people?
Do you…

Do you?

The reasons why people blog are too many to count. So, why do you hit the "publish" button?

I'll go first:

Here is why I blog: I see the blog as a medium which allows me to be creative in all possible ways while also interacting with people.
Giving and receiving feedback is incredibly important, as well as confidence in others (readers and fellow bloggers). I love fashion, so I keep this a fashion-centered website, aimed to be a daily celebration of all things highly lovable. Each post is designed to be a treat for you, my readers. I want to inspire people. The text wraps around from one end of the blog to the other in an intense journey. You are my guest, relax and enjoy!

So..
Why do you blog?

53 comments:

  1. love the boots in the ad!
    love&peace
    http://coilymystic.blogspot.com/

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  2. I started blogging when I stopped taking English classes, before that I had a livejournal but I launched my blog in November 2007 to keep my English writing as sharp as possible.

    When I started, I connected with who I consider some of my blogging BFFs and I keep blogging to keep in touch with them. Getting feedback is awesome as well and I also like to showcase my work and help others with my posts.

    Another reason is that I feel that blogs from Mexico don't really showcase it like I live it. I don't showcase it a lot either but I like to show that my country and my city is not that different from other places in the world and that it is certainly not like the media makes it looks like.

    Blogging is also my outlet and it has helped me break out of my shell and it has definitely helped me improve as a person.

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  3. very cute post! i blog b/c i get to be creative and completely in control with the process. its so fun! ur blog is great! :)

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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  4. Love this post:0 I started my blog a few weeks to be creative.....to meet some really cool friends:)

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  5. i blog because blogging is one of my stress reliever and i can make friends with it :)

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  6. We've been best best friends since middle school. Even through the painful trends of the teenage years, we came out alive with a unique love for fashion. Summers together and school years apart, we managed to still make it all about our fashionable friendship. Our senior year of college we decided it'd be better to keep each other updated with a conjoint blog. (We're not the average gossip friends... we just want to know "where'd you go, and what'd you wear?!") The blog was a perfect fashion photo journal that we could both contribute to! Now we are both in NYC pursuing the dream - to live and breathe fashion. Happy blogging everyone :)

    www.lovelywanderlust.com

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  7. Hi! Thanks for your e-mail, darling. :) I'm blogging because it's my way to be creative. I hope that I can inspire people, and other people can inspire me. Also it's a "must-do" when you want to work in the fashion world after the studie. And of course it's a lot of fun! I like it. And I discovered it's a very good manner to practise my english. And at last, it's a nice way to meet other people. I like everyone has another style. :)
    As you can see, many reasons to blog!
    xoxo

    http://theonlyfashionprincess.blogspot.com

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  8. i blog because i needed something creative to do. i take photos, sew a cute lil outfit together on my spare time. its a great way to fashionable vent about anything style related to the world!

    anyway love your blog! make sure to check out my giveway: loueladaniele.com

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  9. Interesting post. I first started blogging because I was bored and I always kept visiting other blogs, start getting ideas so I thought if others can do it, I can too. Now I`m actually addicted to it lol!xx

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  10. i blog because i want to share my love in fashion with other fashionistas in the whole world, i hope to inspire them because they inspire me too/

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  11. I don't hit publish,I hit SHARE.I need that!I see so many great things,great people.I can keep them for myself,but that would be selfish. :)

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  12. @Coily Mystic: Yes, it is a pretty good set of pictures, hehe!

    @Julie: Wow, how cool! I also started this blog back in October 2007 and I also stopped taking serious English classes. And I must admit, now that you mention it, I don't recall reading other Mexican blogs... but seeing it through your eyes, it looks like a very nice, cool place. Like you said, not that different from other places in the world, yet still special. & exotic for a European like me, hehe.
    Also, I love the power that blogging gives us, that of helping others, it is such a good feeling.

    @Natalie: Your blog is one of my favorites personal style blogs. You're mega cute! I agree, one of the best things about blogging is the opportunity of being creative ;) xoox

    @Collette Osuna: That's so great! Well, you did make cool friends, right? That's how I feel! ;)

    @Turquoise and Lily: Yes, blogging helps get rid of stress, relax even!

    @Abigail: That is such an amazing story! A little bit jealous, haha! I kid, I kid! But seriously, you two do a great job with your blog, lovely stylish ladies. Happy blogging to you too!

    @Theonlyfashionprincess: Thank you for commenting, I really wanted to see what you think about the subject. Wow, your list of reasons to blog is almost complete! Happy to have met you, sweetie!

    @Louela Daniele: Sharing with the others is the best part! I enjoy your blog, it really shows you post & take photos with much love.

    @ARA: Funny you said this, I had the exact same feeling when I started my blog. I visited other blogs, but I also wanted to have my own place to express myself and connect with others. (Shhh! I'm addicted to blogging too, haha!)

    @Wynne Prasetyo: Reciprocity is what makes the blogging world so much fun! You are indeed inspirational!

    @Oana Roxana: I LOVE how you said it "i hit SHARE"! So true! It also expresses perfectly a blogger's mindset. Thank you again & again for, yes, sharing your view on the subject! Kisses!

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  13. What a great post! I would have to agree with you on why I blog. I've read so many fashion blogs before I started mine and fashion is something I'm always interested in and now I'm so happy to be able to meet people who are like-minded! xoxoxoxoxoo

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  14. Blogging for me started off as a bit of fun. I was studying Politics, so blogging about fashion took my mind off of it.

    But now, I just love it so much. I love speaking to other bloggers and getting to know them as well as their opinions. It's really a lot of fun to do.

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  15. This is the only way I can share my passion for fashion, because my friends are not so into it!!!

    Vicky
    (new post: BLOGGER | Internodiciotto & follow me)

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  16. to me is like my fashion diary. i put daily outfit in there to track back what have i mixmatch and to receive people's opinion about it
    it is to express myself and it is one of my passion

    xoxo

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  17. i blog because i feel very comfortable writing about certain topics, and it's great to know that others out there actually care to read what i write about. i love the idea of meeting new people through a mutual love of something, and i also love giving back to those who love my blog. i blog because it's fun and comes easy. i'd do it full time if i could.

    also, i don't do comment moderation because i want to know what everyone has to say--good or bad.

    Enter my Jewelry and Dior giveaway on my blog!
    http://ohtobeamuse.com

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  18. You see, everybody has a great reason to blog and share news, information, personal stuff. I do blog from more or less the same reasons.I am a professional fashion designer,got bored to share my designs just with marketing people and see the apparel pieces hanging in store.Now I take directional trends on board,scribble them down and to report about them, regarding their influence into our daily lifes, lifestyle and again for upcoming fashion trends.And I appreciate always feedback.

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  19. Thanks hun for this delightful post and idea. I started blogging for this reason alone. I went from working in Insurance to trying to run my own accessory business and found blogging as another way to learn from others in the fashion realm and to also showcase my shop. So far it's been a huge learning process because I have nooo fashion background at all but an inspiration for me to continue towards my goal!

    Rad blog, Im def.learning a great deal from you and all your readers!

    www.originalprototype.com

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  20. Love this series!
    My reasons for blogging are much like yours... I live and breathe fashion, so I love to share my insights and ideas with my Fellow Fashionistas and hear and see their inspirations as well. Blogging is definitely a creative outlet for me!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  21. i blog because it's a breath of fresh air to release emotions. and when I bloghop, I find the most interesting people. :D

    thyaudaciousness.blogspot.com/

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  22. I love to share with others what inspires me. Love your blog - great thoughtful subjects.

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  23. I think I started blogging as a way of killing time, I saw so many people doing it and thought, why don't I give it a try. In the beginning I didn't even have a clear idea of what I wanted to say, that only came with time, I started becoming more focused on my posts and realized what things gave me greater pleasure to discover and share. All things considered, I think I ended up learning a lot not only about lots of things but about myself as well. And it's always rewarding to find like minded people around the globe, that's like the real cool bonus :)

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  24. I blog because I love letting out and exoressing what I feel about strongly. When I started nobody believed I'd keep blogging but now they do know that my blogging means alot to me.

    Thanks for visiting my blog :) Visit again!

    http://the-it-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  25. I think because i'm quite in real life. so i just enjoy publishing my private diary. you know. I dont know any of your personally so I'll never be offended or hurt or anything. I just enjoy it really!

    anya

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  26. I blog because me and my friend thought it would be cool if we started our own blog. I never thought a blog could take anyone somewhere until I started noticing features on bloggers in a lot of the magazines I read. I checked out their blogs, and it just seemed like such a good idea--my friend and I are both interested in so many things and have so much to say, we're both planning on entenring the Arts field in the future, and a blog is really helpful for that since it involves writing, pictures, formatting, layouts, etc etc..and it's a lot of fun and I hope we can take it to greater heights one day, even if we don't I plan on blogging for a while :)

    Mustart x

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  27. I've been blogging in some form or another for about seven years now, so a fashion blog was just my next venture. Very handy, because I love writing, photography, and fashion--all elements needed for a fashion blog. I'm so glad I did, because I've got a lot out of it already. I'm more inspired, I'm dressing much better than ever before, and it's became a relaxing hobby.

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  28. when I first started blogging (about 8 months ago) it was to document my sewing skills progress and to exchange ideas with fellow DIYers...but then it became more, it extended to documenting fashion trends, designers and the fashion phenomenon in general as well as getting to know fellow fashion bloggers

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  29. To inspire and be inspired, and also to hone my writing skills and idea putting forth skills. =)

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  30. I like to blog because I find it's a little bit of a creative outlet for me, and although I'm not much of a writer, it allows me to get in some practice.

    I also love the community aspect of blogging as well, it's opened me up to so many other blogs out there and as you said, it is a good way to give and receive feedback x

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  31. I blog because i want to share my inspirations to people and my love of fashion and to inspire everyone who reads my blog or bothers to look at it :)

    love the idea of this post! and your blog, would you like to swap links?

    XOXO, BECCA
    www.fashion-train.co.uk

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  32. thanks for the nice comment on my blog! great idea to ask why we are blogging! I am fashion designer and want to share/show my work to everyone and wish to have feedback from people all over the world. My biggest dream is to open once my own shop or label so I want to check if people would like it or not! :-D I work in fashion industry but I want to have a feedback from people who doesn`t work there, just if they like or not!

    i am prepairing a givaway on my blog so check it out! i am following you, come follow me if you want!
    hugs, sissi

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  33. Great post my darling ! I blog because :
    1.it's fun.
    2.i get to see how my style develops and I get to know myself better,even tough this might sound odd
    3.I love the feedback I recieve and how amazing are the bloggers
    4.it's fun :)

    Huuugs >:D<

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  34. I blog for various reasons. One, I love the interaction I have with my readers. I love that people from half-way around the world see things the way I do. That's very inspiring to me.

    Two, I want to have a career in fashion. At first I was mainly trying to focus on fashion journalism. Writing, and things of that nature because I've always been a great writer. But since lunging myself into soaking up everything about this industry I have come to love a lot of aspects of it. I've always loved great clothes but I've come to appreciate the artistry of photography, styling, creative directing, modeling...EVERYTHING that makes fashion what it is. So blogging has helped me to become a better writer and has helped me to re-think what I want to do with my life.

    http://quenchfab.blogspot.com

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  35. i started blogging as an outlet of expression-- mostly words, then it started being about analysis, ideas, and a hotchpot of stuff that i loved.

    as for my fashion blog-- it is in essence, my photodiary and a form of community which i love.

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  36. Love this post! I started my blog mostly because my BF was sick of me chatting him up constantly about fashion/models/shopping, etc etc. So I used my blog as an outlet to get out all of my fashion-related chatter, and meet other people who were interested in the same things as me :)

    -Ashley
    http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

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  37. great post to interact with your readers!

    the reason i blog is because it is my outlet as well as a way for people i know to tell their stories through me. the un-sent love letters, the journal entries that make you proud, the burst of happiness you just can't keep in anymore. love is universal, so with that, i hope it touches at least one of my readers :) i love receiving feedback and knowing that at least someone understands.
    i love reading and commenting on other's blogs. it's a way to find people's creative expressions and tastes to help me expand my own :)

    wonderful post. thank you :)

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  38. I blog because I need a place to express my thoughts, trace my thoughts and move beyond my thoughts. Plus, I like getting reading and seeing others peoples thoughts and ideas.

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  39. i blog because i need an avenue to share my ideas, my designs, and the behind-the-scenes story to my collections. as a designer, i like having a place where i can connect with my audience and for them to understand the story behind my designs.

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  40. you have a rockin' cool blog! and i blog because i friggin love fashion/movies/food and i love to talk about it. i love to talk about everything. and i love starting a debate. i'm trouble. :)

    http://laurenlanzaosias.blogspot.com
    i'm back...

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  41. i love that you ask these questions from your readers! its so interesting to see what others say :) - one reason i blog is because i have been reading other blogs for years and thought i'd make my own. I had always thought "i could do that!" and wanted to present fun things that i wanted to see. and honestly it is just so fun! i love thinking of new ways to portray fashion and present my tastes :) looking forward to your next question ;)

    http://dressedupallligators.blogspot.com/

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  42. i blog b/c i love to write, and my blog serves as a huge creative outlet for me. i'm also a very private person, and although my face is all over my blog, there is still a sense of anonymity because 99% of my readers are not people who know me in my "real" life. it's not like facebook where you know everyone personally. that is way more invasive to me and i'll take my blog over FB any day of the week :)

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  43. it's the only way I can show my pieces to people who love to see them...

    Vicky
    (new post: Outfits of the month | three languages & follow me)

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  44. I blog because ever since I could first scrawl my own name, I've had a passionate love affair with writing, and blogging is a terrific medium for me to share that love!

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  45. I mix business with pleasure, in other words posting stunning photographs that I find and have accumulated over the years and arrange them into an appropriate manner, all the while incorporating some of my own written shananigan. I don't want to be like: hey! look at these pcis! BYEE! I like sharing a little bit, its interpersonal-ish 'cause you don't know who is reading, but hey!

    I first started blogging because I was so enticed by the fashion world-only ever have read sea of shoes, it was just spontaneous. I was specific to runway reviews and reports because who doesn't have a soft spot for fashion shows? I love analyzing, interpreting, and showing anyone who was interested what I thought were the strong looks. it's all about hyping up fashion that extra bit.

    wow, this is long haha

    XXO. F ASHIONCONT A GIOUS

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  46. *I also found that I was practicing my writing skills, and improving it a lot more than I would have without having done so. new found love of English haha

    XXO. F ASHIONCONT A GIOUS

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  47. I started blogging just to kill boredom.. Then a friend of mine started blogging too and we started talking a lot here. Then, I started to gain more followers... and find new amazing blogs. So, other people became one of the reasons I blog, I love meeting new people and chatting with everyone!
    Blogging gives me also a reason to take pictures of everything... I used to take very rarely pictures, especially of myself, but now I take lots of them and it's great, I'm sure I'll be happy about it later in my life when I can see what kind of style I used to have, what kind of make up looks I wore.. etc. :) x

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  48. Great post my darling ! I blog because :
    1.it's fun.
    2.i get to see how my style develops and I get to know myself better,even tough this might sound odd
    3.I love the feedback I recieve and how amazing are the bloggers
    4.it's fun :)

    Huuugs >:D<

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  49. I like to blog because I find it's a little bit of a creative outlet for me, and although I'm not much of a writer, it allows me to get in some practice.

    I also love the community aspect of blogging as well, it's opened me up to so many other blogs out there and as you said, it is a good way to give and receive feedback x

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  50. I love to share with others what inspires me. Love your blog - great thoughtful subjects.

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  51. I blog as a way to give back. Of course, there's the other side of me that's also looking for a small side income, but making really good money on a blog takes a lot of work and a lot of time. Expecting to make a full time salary is very ambitious and requires a lot of business know-how and planning. Right now I blog because I’ve learned so much from other blogs and wanted to give back in my own way. I also find so much cool stuff around the internet and learn something new everyday, so I want a way to share that, beyond just social networking.

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