A little over seven years ago, I enrolled in a course called Web 2.0: Connecting with the Community Using Social Software. As part of the course, I had to start a blog. That blog was called Curious Child’s Library Wanderings: random musings on my life as Queen of the Histolibrarianivists. After the class ended, I decided to keep the blog and use it as a way to stay connected to other information professionals. In time, I began to blog about more personal issues and participating in memes and linkups. Then I quit my job to move and decided it was time to take my blogging in another direction.
So I created Living Outside the Stacks. I’ve been blogging here for about five years now. I mostly blog about my life, fashion, and other topics of interest. I also enjoy sharing my thoughts on various products and books. There are a few photography tips sprinkled in here and there as well. My faith in Christ is one of the most important pieces of information that I share.
I’ve struggled over the years to find my voice and, at times, I still feel like I’m fighting to be heard. But I’ve stopped blogging for numbers and started writing for the people I interact with on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. This space is a starting point for the ideas that we share and I enjoy the conversations. I learn a lot and I hope my friends do as well.
Are you a blogger? Why did you start blogging? Why do you continue to do so?