Slow down and simplify

But, why?

If, like me, you live with a three year old, then you probably ponder a seemingly endless array of “But, why?” questions everyday!

Right now, I am participating in WordPress’s Blogging 101 course . The course poses a great question, “Why do you blog and not just keep a diary?”.

Obviously, I write a blog because I want other people to read what I write. But, why?

One reason that I write for the world to read is because I want to connect with people with similar interests. Yay for other people who struggle with the indecision around hoarding vs chucking out plastic take out containers and like to share ideas about using up breadcrumbs! I’m pretty stunned that people actually read what I write. And commenters – oh my goodness, you truly make my day and give me so much motivation to continue.

Another reason that I blog rather than keep a diary is for external accountability. I’ve only made it through the introduction of Gretchin Rubin’s Better Than Before , but I’ve already discovered that I’m clearly an “obliger” . Bascially, this means if I don’t feel like I’m letting someone down by not doing it, then chances are I won’t do it! Lame, but true. Publishing here creates an expectation amongst my audience that I will keep publishing, and that’s the kind of motivation that I need to keep writing.

Readers, commenters and followers you are the reason that I blog. I really appreciate that you give your precious time to my humble opinion. I am very grateful – thank you.

Do you blog? Why? What motivates you?


  • shandraeats
    February 14, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    You already motivated me to be stronger on my blogs. Thanks!?

  • marilyn801
    February 15, 2016 at 1:42 am

    Why? What motivates? There’s something about creating “for public consumption” that inspires me to actually WORK at writing better, as opposed to just scribbling down whatever pops into my head – even if very few people actually read what I’ve written.

  • amymorrisjones
    February 15, 2016 at 1:44 am

    Fascinated by Rubin’s book. I’m going to look into that one. Thanks for the introduction!

    • Amy
      February 15, 2016 at 2:02 am

      Definitely do, even just the introduction was really helpful.


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