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Hello. My name is Twindaddy, and I’m a blogger. *gasp* A blogger? On a blog? Inconceivable! (I love that movie). I know it’s hard to fathom a blogger blogging on a blog, but trust me, it happens. You might even be wondering why I blog. Okay, let’s face it. You’re probably not, but for the sake of this post I’ll assume you are, otherwise I’m just wasting your time. And mine. Now I’ve digressed. I hate it when I get off track! Onward!
When I started blogging it had nothing to do with writing. What? Why would you blog if you don’t like writing? Hear me out. Geez, you’re pushy. I was running a website for a fantasy football league my brother ran and I wanted to have more content on the site than just weekly scores. So I added a blog to the site. The blog kind of bombed. None of the people in the league read it. At least, if they did they never commented on it. A couple of years later my brother decided, for reasons I can no longer remember, not to run the league anymore. So I quit blogging and maintaining the site.
In 2010 I, being somewhat of a geek, had the idea that I wanted to host my own website on my own server. I couldn’t, however, think of what kind of site I wanted to run. So I decided on a blog and imported my posts from the old fantasy football site. Ha! You geek! Why would you do that when WordPress rules? Shut up! I just wanted to! Anyway, I began to blog regularly and found, as time went on, that I enjoyed writing. I eventually moved my blog over to WordPress when my little project was over and continued to write. I would post about things important to me at the time. I would post about video games, NFL news, and, occasionally, current events.
I eventually began forming online friendships with many other bloggers. When my life “hit the fan” last year, my blog became very personal. I began blogging about my home life, my depression, and my pending divorce. Many of these bloggers became my personal support system. They offered advice, encouragement, and well wishes. They let me vent to them. They transformed from acquaintances to friends. Blogging ceased to be a hobby at that point, and became a part of my life. Blogging was also surprisingly therapeutic. By writing about certain events in my past I found that I was able to finally let go of them. Things I’d been holding on to for years no longer had any hold on me. I was free.
Blogging has become more to me than simply publishing a few hundred words on a daily basis. It has become a way of life. I still blog because I enjoy writing. I still enjoy writing humorous posts and inspiring laughs. I still love to opine on the odd news story that catches my attention. I still use my blog as an outlet for my personal life. It’s much, much cheaper than therapy. I love telling funny stories regarding my children. The most important part to me is the comments, though. It’s interacting with the people who took the time to read my ramblings and comment on them. Whether it’s a sarcastic response or a heartfelt compliment, the fun is ALWAYS in the comments. I love engaging my followers. And that is why I continue to blog now. It’s how I keep in touch with all of the blogging buddies I’ve made over the last couple of years.
My reasons for blogging have evolved over time, but I think I’ve finally found my niche in the blogosphere. I have found my voice. I have found a group of friends, many of whom I’ve befriended outside of WordPress. And I have found many, many entertaining blogs that I enjoy reading on a daily basis, this one included.
Here’s some of my favorite featured Stuph to get you started:
* Featured Dino + StormTrooper Image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/balakov/