Why I Started Blogging

I know you have all been dying to know why I started blogging. I shared a little bit in Another Clean Slate’s first post, however I thought I’d delve deeper into the topic.

Believe it or not, next week it will have been two months since I started this little adventure. I was already lurking on other blogs and I suppose I just needed a push to get my own site started. That push was actually several days/weeks/months of feeling kind of totally in a rut. I was not very happy, even though I had every reason to be happy. I was bored with work. My boyfriend started a new job and was engrossed in that. Family issues prevailed (remember my dad’s girlfriend?). My local good friends’ lives all got a lot busier. My head was spinning more than usual. Basically, I needed something new to distract me. This feeling isn’t new to me, but this time it was worse than usual.

Enter Another Clean Slate.

I’ve actually started a couple of other blogs in the past but only shared them with a handful of people. It only took a couple of weeks each time before I deactivated and deleted them. But the people I shared posts with would ask me for more. I have a lot of friends all over the place and I suppose this is a good way to keep in touch (they need to start their own blogs so I can do the same!). This time I have tried to resist the urge to deactivate and delete. Trust me, I’ve backed slowly away from the computer on more than one occasion. And my best friend has convinced me to keep this going- at least for the time being.

It’s not a very interesting story, but now you know. I was feeling blue and needed an upper. Wine wasn’t helping. Wait, booze isn’t an upper anyways, right?

Thanks for the distractions, friends!

So, why did you start?


  1. Hi!

    I started blogging in 2011,
    Made a free blog on Googles Blogger called Cararta’s Facts to use as a diary for my
    sister’s fight with her Diabetes. It is still there, haven’t added much lately cause she doesn’t
    talk to me that much anymore!

    Needless to say, her battle isn’t progressing so well…..she is afflicted with losing weight with drastic diets,
    falling off the diet and gaining back more than she lost…..

    I have another blog where I’m learning and sharing with setting up WordPress as a blog….love
    finding new ways to do things.

    If you Google Cararta Skipper you might be able to find me! I use Cararta to do all my posting there, so it
    sometimes shows up.


  2. I started as a way to navigate my way through the later years of life. I’m 50 and I’ve found very view bloggers out there at my age. Most are mommy bloggers. My daughters are fairly grown now, the youngest being 18 and a sophomore in college. I was trying to figure out what to do with my life, how to handle menopause, how to follow my own dreams after supporting my families dreams for the last 28 years. I write simply because I enjoy it. I try to be honest and upfront about my life and my feelings, hoping that somehow I may help someone else to feel that they are not alone or to give their day a boost.

  3. I’ve been actively blogging since 2006. The most active blog is Fourcountrygals.com which is the story of how four women (only two of whom are related), gave up previous lives to band together and create a little piece of paradise on the SW Utah desert. You can follow us as we first cleaned the place of tumbleweed, and then began fulfilling our dream plan, creating a little farm with both vegetable gardens, flower gardens and animals.

    Here’s what’s most important… today, we’re all 60 and over and we began this adventure in 2005.

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