Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Top 10 Reasons I Blog (Ultimate Blog Challenge Day 15)

If you have noticed, I really "fell off the wagon" last week.  I have been blogging, but I did not keep up with my challenge.  It was book reviews and giveaways.  But next month will be better.  If you are interested in the Ultimate Blog Challenge, click here.

I thought tonight might be fun to do a Top 10 list.  I have never done one on my blog.  I have had authors do it, but I thought it might be nice to know the real reasons I blog.

I'll start from 10.

10.  It gets me out of a lot of housework and outdoor work.  My mom insists I work on my blog rather than help her outside.  (Don't worry.  I cook, and I clean when I am able to.  But I am serious that she insists I blog since I am beginning to make a little money on it.)

9.  I am able to supplement my part-time job.  This includes sponsored posts, giveaways, and reviews.  Even an occasional family experience.  But don't get me wrong.  It is not really getting nothing for free!  They expect a lot of work out of you.

8.  I am able to keep up on social networking a little bit more since it is already part of my job.  I may only be posting giveaways and responding to group threads, but I am on facebook!

7.  I get to learn about history on a regular basis since I am accountable to my followers for doing a "This Day in History" post.

6.  I spend less on Christmas presents due to things I review.  After all, if I can't use the item, it's fine to pass it on, right?

5.  When I am on my cell phone (and I'm really playing solitaire--that doesn't happen often, honestly), I can make it look like I am using my phone to check my e-mail for "blog business."

4.  I am able to keep up with the latest trends in just about everything I could possibly want--and things I don't even want to keep up with!

3.  I get to be on a first name basis with Alexa and Google and even get Linkedin to Twitter!  (I have actually had to explain blog traffic to businesses--imagine that!)

2.  I get to make all sorts of new bloggy friends who are so sweet, nice and encouraging.  I would much rather spend time with my online friends than most of face-to-face family and friends.

1.  I finally get to use my writing skills in ways I could never have imagined!

I love blogging, and whenever I feel like I'm getting burned out, I remind myself of these things--especially my new friends and writing skills!


  1. A great list and a nice easy read. I had a quiet chuckle on #10. Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

  2. It's nice to remember all the good things when it's feeling like a lot of work, is't it? And good for you, making some money doing something you enjoy! My blog gets me out of housework, too, but only because I ignore dishes for the more fun stuff!

  3. Hi Ruth
    A great list you have here, we all blog for different reasons so it's nice to read what inspires others :)
    Thanks for sharing and good luck with the UBC

  4. great list. I agree blogging has been a great way to meet some really great supportive people including you.

  5. I'm all for getting out of housework. I'll use the internet and let the kids do the work... LOL


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