The power of blogging
I’m new in this world of posts, bloggers and sharing experiences with the rest of the world.
I started my blog 3 months ago, after years of struggle for mental stimulation and the opportunity to express myself through writing. It’s not easy, sometimes writing can be painful, but can also set you free.
However, the idea of blogging wasn’t what I was looking for. I used to feel my writing as something so personal that I wasn’t open to share it with everybody, like those little girls who dream about becoming singers and then are afraid to step on the stage.
When I finally found “my dream job”, where I was able to write and do something I am good at, everything changed. After years of lots of other jobs, wishing for the big occasion, somebody gave me that chance and then they didn’t let me go. Because I was good…I am good!
I still remember an ex boyfriend telling me: «You know, it’s time for you to understand you will never be a journalist». I was 24.
Wonderful to know I now have beside me a person who loves me, believes in me and understands how important writing is for me. This blog was his idea, right in a moment I was looking for a way to improve my English writing. His suggestion made me think, and then I did it. Why not!
I have to say, it’s a wonderful experience. Although I always wish I had more time to write and be part of this new world of bloggers, I find the feeling of blogging really touching. I’m talking about the power of sharing which I did not know before, I did not know how powerful it can be.
This is probably one of the most personal posts I have written on my blog – since I’m actually talking about myself – but I learned it doesn’t matter which side of yourself you are willing to share, people will understand, in part because they are like you. They are just people, who write and read, who live and struggle, smile and cry just like you do.
So it doesn’t really matter if you post is a simple recipe, a link to news, or a thought that it was on your mind for long time and you are finally willing to let it free. When somebody writes to you “Thank you for sharing this” it’s the best feeling!
All the love that I got from people after posting Italian food stereotypes, no grazie really told me how powerful a post can be. Especially considering I am nobody, I just wrote what interested me like I write hundreds of other things. That post went all around the world!
Everybody can get that experience, everybody can be on top of the world. That’s the power of blogging.