Social Media Monday Part II: Why blog?

This is a new exciting series on Social Media with shared posts from Kids in the Capital. To find our local blogs check out our contributors page.

by Brie

If you told me two years ago I would one day come to define myself as blogger I would have laughed in your face. Politely of course. At the time  I was technologically challenged and nervous about having any digital footprint out in the wide world of the internet. Plus, why would I write about my life online? It would be totally self-indulgent. And besides, no one would read it.

How wrong I was. I fell into blogging and bit by bit I have been “coming out” as a blogger. Part of the reason is that my online world and the real world have come to intersect so much as friends in one world become friends in another.

Why blog? There are as many different reasons for blogging as there are types of bloggers. In Ottawa alone you will see bloggers that run the spectrum. People blog about what they love, whether it be food, photographycrafting, weight lose or geekdom.  Many of us blog about our lives.

For a mom with young kids reading about the struggles and joys of other moms with young kids changed my life. During those first few winter months after I discovered blogging  it made me feel less alone even as I spent day in and day out with a baby and toddler. It was a blog  post that convinced me to have my kids share a room. It was blog posts that  comforted me that other moms lived lives as busy and crazy as mine.

No matter why you chose to start blogging, one of the main reasons we all continue is for the connections. The connections we build with our readers and the authors of blogs we read. For parents these connections are so valuable. We can learn from people who have already lived through our stage of life and we can share with each other the struggles and successes of our kids.

Do you blog? What do you love about it? Do you want to blog? Tell us what scares you most about starting and we will try to address that it a future post!

Brie is the mom of a 4-year-old daughter “the girl” and 2 old son “the boy”. You can read her blog at Capital Mom.

Here in Calgary we have a great community of bloggers (see our contributors page) and we wanted to let you know about a great site called Best Calgary Blogs that just started up where you can find lots of great blogs and their feeds.  You’ll note that we are listed there too!  If you have a blog we suggest you add and submit yours too!  It’s awesome to have a place where we can all be listed together!


3 thoughts on “Social Media Monday Part II: Why blog?

  1. thanks so much for listing!! I’ve only recently embraced my geekdom and started telling people about what I do. I’m hoping to make this into more than just a hobby and felt people needed know more than just a persona…so I put up my pic and my name and there I am in all my nerdy glory for all to see. It’s been nice and I get a laugh out of people’s reactions 🙂

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