Don’t get me wrong — I blog for me, too. At least I started blogging for me.
I didn’t realize there was a community, and so originally I just thought I would use my blog as a place to put my thoughts. I had all of three followers (and I know they didn’t actually read) so I never thought people would care about what I was saying.
It turns out that I LOVE you guys. I’ve made friends I never would have met before. Some of you I’ve met in real life, some I will meet soon, and some I probably will never come face-to-face with. And that’s okay. I still consider you my friends.
I started blogging back in 2011 (really in 2004 if you count Xanga and LiveJournal), but wasn’t consistent with it until this past January. I’m so happy I decided to stick with it. In three months I’ve had a blog makeover, gained quite a few followers (I’m almost at 200 through Bloglovin’ and GFC), won giveaways, made friends, and have begun to feel that this is where I belong.
I’m all for people saying that they blog for themselves. I think anyone who has a blog does it for themselves; it’s cathartic. But let’s be honest: I continue to blog because of you. Yes, YOU. If you’ve ever read or commented on something I’ve written here, you are the reason I keep writing. I will also admit that being contacted for reviews and winning giveaways and getting free stuff is awesome! I’ve also learned about so many products that I had never heard of before and now I am obsessed with (thanks Lisette for alerting me to the Vino2Go and Jessica for Gap dance pants, both life-changers).
Okay, I could go on forever, but it IS #backthatazzup Friday, so in honor of doing it all for you, I give you a musician we all love to hate.