WHY I SHARE MY LIFE ONLINE.

 

I think if you’re not into social media, like my grandparents, it can be a little difficult to imagine why anyone would willingly share their life online, including the vulnerable bits most people wouldn’t choose to air. I’ve been thinking a lot recently about why I continue to share my life online and came up with a few reasons why I do it..

 

LETTING MY THOUGHTS GO

I’m a person with A LOT of thoughts, I’ve always analysed situations and liked to think things through. Its just the way my mind works I guess. When I’m struggling with an issue, the only way I can work out the outcome is to write about it. Sometimes it really does feel like therapy, but a lot cheaper obv. Maybe its the English lover in me, but there’s something about writing down your thoughts and them letting them go that feels so natural to me. Once I’ve come to the end of the post, the feelings that I started with have calmed down and I feel a lot more balanced and lighter than before.

 

TO CONNECT

Forgive me for getting a bit deep here, but I’ve never really found my passion and fit in life. I never really liked what everyone else did in high school, and I always thought there was something missing. That there must be something I love and am passionate about. And it turns out there was, and that was blogging. I feel like I have the best group of online mates (and hopefully in real life at some point too) and blogging to me just feels very easy and simple. I write my thoughts, some of you guys let me know if you can relate, and we connect. It’s the best part of it all I think. Feeling like you’re not on your own with whatever you’re going through is so comforting. It is without a doubt my favourite thing about blogging.

TO GROW

Isn’t that what life is about? I want to share my problems and my successes. I want to chat about things that I’ve overcome, and struggles I still have to fight. I want to have a place that I can look back on and remember the feelings I felt. I want to continue to use my blog as a place where I grow and get to know myself better, and a place that I can always fall back on and know that it’s there for me. It’s as simple as that. In an ever-changing world, having a place thats only yours, is so comforting.

Have you ever thought about why you share your life online?

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  • Connecting is my favourite part of this whole blogging world. I always felt like I didn’t fit in during school and even now at uni, so it’s been really nice to come home and connect with my online friends over a hot chocolate while watching Netflix. Favourite part of the day for sure.

    Sharni xo
    A Girl & Grey

    • NatalieLeanne

      Mine too! Isn’t it the loveliest feeling? I’m exactly the same, never really ‘fit in’ xxx

  • I can so relate to the fact that I too never really liked what everyone else liked in school. I’ve definitely found my passion in photography and writing so it’s really nice to be able to connect with others online who share the same passions! Lovely post Natalie 🙂 x

    Kayleigh | http://www.anenthusiasmfor.co.uk

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thank you so much Kayleigh, if only we had found it sooner! I’m so glad I found my passion, never would of thought it would be blogging and sharing my journey xxx

  • Joanne

    Ahh, I really loved reading this. I find it so relatable, it’s like you poured out my thoughts into writing! I love your last sentence about how comforting it feels to have a certain space that’s JUST your own. That’s how I often feel about writing/blogging as well. I can relate to your whole first point about letting thoughts go through writing. It’s definitely cheap therapy, but also, it’s a crucial part for my thought process.
    You wrote this down so beautifully, I hope you keep creating!
    Have a nice week, Natalie. xx

    Joanne | Life in Blue Skies

    • NatalieLeanne

      That’s the best comment ever Joanne! Thank YOU so much xxx

  • Such a lovely post Natalie! I do find it very strange sometimes that I’m sharing all these things about myself – but I do so for the same reasons as you really. To help me process my own thoughts, to grow as a person and also as someone who likes writing and taking photos, to connect with other people, and for enjoyment. Having a place that is only yours is definitely such a wonderful thing xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

    • NatalieLeanne

      It feels like home even though its on the web? xxx

  • Amy Eade

    I love this post! I think the top two points in particular are what do it for me – I really find writing can be a form of therapy and I love it for that! I also love connecting with others and sometimes I think I’d feel a little lonely without my little online community!
    Amy xx
    http://www.callmeamy.co.uk

    • NatalieLeanne

      I feel like as soon as I’ve written down my thoughts, I feel so so much better, like its been released in some way, I would definitely be too! xx

  • Georgina Grace

    This is a great post! When I started my blog, I was really worried because I used to be such a shy, private person and a part of me still is, but I definitely agree that writing a blog has so many perks! I too want to connect more with like minded people – it’s something I’m working on slowly 😂 x

    http://www.love-georgie.co.uk

    • NatalieLeanne

      You will definitely get there! xx

  • <3 Totally agree with you on these points – blogging if anything is primarily a way to help myself!

    • NatalieLeanne

      Agreed! xx