To be honest, when I came back , I didn't feel I was doing blogging like I used to do before. That fun, charm and excitement wasn't even there where it had to. My passion for writing and networking seemed to be dead. Yeah , I am not kidding or "just" writing these words.
I am a person who does stuff which makes me happy or shows a productive side. Oh , don't take me seriously about productive parts . Everyone knows how I actually finished my school projects , phew!!
When blogging started looking like a burden , I felt freaked out. In my last posts , my head was air-filled and I had no motivation to complete a post or write comments or replies.
It feels so bad when you can't do something that you used to love and STILL love but can't find a way back. That's why everything needs a guide , or a person , or a motivation track. When you have a blog , there are many ways yet none. Don't get me wrong , sometimes you can't decide what should we do .
In my case , things were same . Boring and I felt distracted. Count the #UGGHHH moment?
Then , something happened that just changed the game. You can call so because I said so. For real.
2 days ago, I received this email:
This lovely email made me cry. I never had an idea my little blog would have an impact on real world. I didn't know her but she made me SO happy. This email was sent to both of us , me and Areeba. It couldn't get any better <3
*Thank you Ankita , I hope you read this post and realize how happy we both were to see your words.*
But the business wasn't done yet. You know us bloggers are freaky about numbers (it's not true. We're just good at Math). I felt deeply confused about blog pageviews. They weren't much , like before. My blog had a strength of 300-500 pageviews per day , where when I started blogging again , it dropped to 200 for a while.
Heart broke , ouch.
Then last night , I went to check my pageviews , with a biscuit in my hand. I keep eating while doing blogging or reading , it keeps me occupied. Plus when's the time I don't actually like to have food any ways?
I was SHOCKED. I never had 1k + pageviews before. As I told , 500+ were my highest so far.
1k and three hundred something blog page views of a day? Oh gosh , IT HAPPENED!!! #happyblogger
— Noor Unnahar (@NoorsLense) April 29, 2014
I am not bragging or showing it off. It's something that filled my heart with happiness. It might have been just another day where I would struggle to write a "good" post. But after these two things, I feel like boosted. I've got another reason why I should blog , because it make ME and OTHERS happy. My blog isn't probably the best , or big or anything but it IS something . It connects me to the world and is my own outlet.
I am just so glad it happened. I am starting to blog again and my planner is getting filled about what I will be doing. I sponsored a few new blogs I thought were awesome , emailed more people , planned and changed sponsorship , updated design tools. It's all good.
This isn't only a plain ol' reason why I love blogging. I love to blog because :
1. I could never imagine of working with brands or companies and learn a little about PR values. It matters a lot , this is how we're going to act in real life too.
2. Getting to know other cultures. I know everything about my Pakistani culture but I don't know much stuff about US or Canadian culture. When bloggers from other countries share their stories , I learn a LOT ( Hi, I am customs freak)
3.Networking. This is simple, I would never have known how to make acquaintance with others working in a same field. Bloggers might be a little sphere of pretty faced people, but it helps.
4. Free stuff . Oh , yep.
5.Creativity. When I started blogging, I started looking for more creative ideas. Same goes for blog designs. This way , I am motivated to be creative (which is, hardest in general)
6. Two passions . Photography and writing are my biggest passions. Now count social media in too. So blogging enables me to merge them together. It's another thing that I am a shitty photographer who often forget to take good pictures. And by photography I mean, trying to use my Nikon S4000. But future is brighter , bloggy.
Maybe there are few bloggers who feel the same or have been going through the same things I once went through. If you need any help , you should tell me about it. This time, I am starting to think about new blog programs , ideas and much more. Why not we give it a shot? Email me or spread the word , woohoo!
What do you love about blogging?
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