I had to really think about what I wanted to blog about for the letter B. Then it came to me: Blogging. I mean, it's what we are all doing here, right?
I was resistant to the idea of starting a blog. I'm a busy person. I work up to 60 hours a week, write two books a year and have two young sons to take care of. And I'm in a couple of very active critique groups and do beta reads for other writers on top of that. Did I really have time to start a blog as well?
Actually, no. But I made time. And after almost two years of blogging, I love it. I've made so many wonderful friends through my blog, not to mention finding some fantastic beta readers! It's also a really good way for me to untie knots in my thinking, or to get advice and ideas from a wide pool of people. My blog has become a place I come to for comfort, solace and inspiration.
I love entering blogfests where I get to read other writers' work and get feedback on my own. I enjoy the sense of community I get from reading other blogs, especially the ones where I discover something I never knew existed. I feel like I have hundreds of pen-pals, all posting regular messages about everything under the sun. And I don't even have to hang out by the mailbox waiting to see if they've written this week.
What do you love about blogging? And why did you start your blog?