15 Reasons why I started my blog.

12380332_10203703920477785_1559103504_nSo on Sunday night I had a really good idea, well I think it’s a good idea anyway. I realized I hadn’t really explained to anyone why I started a blog in the first place, other than the reason that I wanted to help people with bullying, but what better way to explain why I started my blog than write about why I started it. (Credit to Callie for choosing the quote!xx)

Here it goes, 15 reasons I started my blog:

Reason 1: So I can help anyone who is in the same situation as I was…

The aim of my blog is to help people who are victims of bullying, quite frankly, I know how it feels to be brought down and loose confidence because of people who wish to harm my happiness (A.K.A. Bullies), I don’t want anyone else to feel like that. I mean, I know I can’t stop bullying, it’s everywhere! But if people know how to deal with it then maybe, just maybe, bullies will eventually go instinct! I have this theory that if people that bully others realize that what they say doesn’t harm anyone then maybe they’ll stop and use their negativity for something else, maybe that negativity will turn into positivity? I don’t really know if that makes sense, but I’m just putting it out there…

 

Reason 2: Because my friends said it’d be a good idea…

On the 31st December 2014, I asked a few of the closest people to me whether it was a good idea to start a blog and they said yes. I’d been thinking about starting a blog since Pride of Reading but I wasn’t really sure whether I should have or not, I was ready to start it, I just needed a confidence boost. I’m not going to lie, I was nervous and kind of scared about whether I’d get bullied even more for it, but I’m really glad that I started this blog because I’ve had a ton of support and feedback from it saying how it’s a great thing I’m doing. Friends and family convinced me it’d be a good idea to start this and they were right, so thank you for boosting my confidence! (You know who you are).

 

Reason 3: To attempt to open up to my friends more…

Sometimes, I’ll try and talk to my friends about certain things, like the bullying, but I find it really difficult to say how I actually feel, so this blog is another way for me to open up to them. Quite a few of them read this, it’s sort of easier for me to talk to them about it. The other day a friend said to me that he’s learned a lot more about me by reading my blog. I mean, I talk to him quite a lot and tell him almost everything, but him reading my blog has made him see the bigger picture, the scale of the problem (bullying). It’s another way to help me open up. I don’t really know if that makes sense…

 

Reason 4: So I can use my blog as a diary…

I’ve always wanted to have a diary, to draw weird pictures and write about my day. To write important moments and special things that have happened, but whenever I buy a notebook to write in, I kind of get bored of writing in it. I use to think having a diary would be a great thing to look back on, but what’s the point of a diary if it’s never going to be shared with anyone? I prefer writing on my blog than I do a diary, it’s better to know that I’m helping people with sharing my experiences than keeping them in a notebook that no ones ever going to read.

 

Reason 5: Because I was inspired by Pride of Reading…

Being nominated and going to the Pride of Reading awards really inspired me. I wanted to do more to help, I thought of ways I could help people and blogging was an idea I came up with. What better way to help people than over social media, everyone has some sort of social media now-a-days. When I was experiencing bullying at its worst I know that I would’ve appreciated reading a blog to do with bullying, it would’ve really helped me. Going to Pride of Reading and talking to the people that I did, really made me realize that there’s a lot more I can do to help others; blogging being one of them.

 

Reason 6: So I can look back at the past…

Most people want to forget their past, especially if it wasn’t a happy one, but I want to be able to look back on it. In 5 years time, I want to be able to re-read all my blog posts and see how far I have came. I think that would make me realize how strong I really am, whenever someone upsets me, I think of myself as weak, but if I was to see how far I have came since the bullying then I’d realize how strong I really am.

 

Reason 7: To build up my confidence…

In a years time I’m hoping to be the best I can be, to be confident in writing what I want to write about, to have enough confidence as a person that what others say won’t affect me. It’s a work in progress, but I’m getting there.

 

Reason 8: To open up to myself more…

I used to think that it was my fault, they were bullying me because I had done something wrong. I’d blame myself for it. When writing a post, I don’t really think that much, I just write about the topic, I don’t over think it, I wait until I’ve fully finished it and then I’ll read it, kind of what I’m doing now. Writing my blog this way, helps me open up to myself, it helps me understand why it happens to me and makes me realize that its not my fault.

 

Reason 9: Because I want to remember everything…

This kind of links up to reason 4 and 6. One of the reasons I started this blog was because I wanted to remember every single detail about what happens, if something bad happens to me that day and I get really upset about it (Bullying for example), I’ll want to write about it, I want to look back and see exactly what people did to me to upset me and see if I can overcome it, something’s I already have overcome.

 

Reason 10: I want people to understand me more…

Now I know not everyone is going to understand me, they won’t understand why I do what I do and they won’t always agree, that’s okay and I don’t mind that, but as I’ve said before quite a few people that I know personally read this blog and so it’s a way for me to open up to them even more. Quite often I’ll re-read something and won’t know if the idea makes sense so quite a lot I ask if it makes sense, not that I’m going to get a reply but oh well.

 

Reason 11: To know that I’m helping people…

One of my goals in life is to help people, helping people makes me happy and I like to know that I make a difference. The feedback that I get from this blog really does mean a lot to me, on a Friday I almost always get a text message from a friend saying that they enjoyed reading my blog and I almost always get comments about it in school, it really does make my day. So thank you to everyone that does give me feedback, it means a lot to me!

 

Reason 12: To help myself become a stronger person…

Writing really helps me, if I have a bad day I’ll end up writing a new post for my blog, I turn the negativity into positivity and manage to write something that helps me open up to more people. If I can turn someone’s negativity towards me into positivity for my blog post then I might manage to help someone with my blog. I don’t really know if that makes sense but it makes sense to me.

 

Reason 13: Because it helps me…

Writing about my past experiences and what I’m going through helps me reflect on what is happening and so instead of making a rash decision I end up thinking about it more and making a good decision. Writing is kind of like talking to someone about it, which helps if I have no one to speak to.

 

Reason 14: Because it’s personal to me…

My blog is like a diary to me, it’s personal, I guess I started it because I wanted to start keeping note of everything. Most people look at it and think, well it’s just a blog, but to me it’s much more than that. A lot of people know how much it means to me.

 

Reason 15: Because it means a lot to me…

Reason 14 is kind of the same as reason 15… But my blog does mean a lot to me, it’s like a hobby (that sounds sad whoops), no one can take it away from me, it’s kind of like reading, I love to read, I love to write posts for my blog. It’s something that belongs to me and pretty much all the posts on my blog are ideas that have came from me. Most people know that it means a lot to me because if I ever have free time, I’m on my phone typing up a blog post for the next week. As soon as I get an idea I write it down. It shows the other part of me, I suppose, like a biography about a famous person, except for I’m not famous and it’s not a biography. I can’t really explain it, it just means a lot to me.

 

So that’s it, 15 reasons why I started MyInsaneWxnderland Blog. Hope you’ve enjoyed reading! It’s a week exactly until Christmas eve and tomorrow it’s the last day of school (AHHHHHHHH!), I’m excited! There will be a new post up on the 24th December and also a special post up on the 31st December! Hope everyone has a good rest of their week and a good start to their Christmas half term! Much love – Alison xx

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