Posted on June 9, 2014

#socialbloggers 16 – Why start a blog?


Wow, #socialbloggers 16 happened and it was a busy one! There were loads new people jumping in the conversation!

We were talking about reasons for blogging, if they’ve changed and how people have grown since starting blogging. 

It was so lovely to hear that blogging has built up a lot of peoples confidence due to the blogging community being so accepting. I’ve heard whispers about something that happened on a forum lately that wasn’t nice, but I don’t really know much about it and don’t really care to. I really want blogging to be a positive experience for me and it has been so far. 

I surround myself with positive bloggers and love how accepting everyone has been.

What about my answers? Well, I started blogging because my friend did and I was intrigued. I’ve had blogs in the past, but nothing like this and I really loved the community. It has turned into something so much more. It’s so addictive and it just makes sense to me. I’ve ALWAYS been very present on the internet. YouTube, forums and websites.. I feel like this is such a better use of my time as I’m actually creating something, rather than just wasting my time. I’ve learnt so much since the start of blogging, I really enjoy the technical side too, which is why I started this chat as well as writing tips about blogging. 

Blogging is probably the healthiest obsession and addition I’ve had.

Okay, on to the chat!

Q1 Why and when did you start blogging? #socialbloggers
@bloggerforums started in feb.. Because I’ve been reading blogs for years and wanted to share my love for beauty #socialbloggers
— Nicola. (@nicolabishblog) June 7, 2014

@bloggerforums I started almost two years ago now, so quite a while back #socialbloggers
— Laura Seed (@lisforladybird) June 7, 2014

@bloggerforums and I started because I’d been reading for a while and watching YouTube and I wanted to join in! #socialbloggers
— Laura Seed (@lisforladybird) June 7, 2014

@bloggerforums More regularly: December 31st – a New Years resolution to write more haha seems to have worked!


  • Reply Gemma O June 9, 2014 at 9:27 am

    I really enjoyed the latest chat, it was absolutely buzzing. It’s nice to remember what made you start at the beginning and why others did x

  • Reply Rochelle and Natasha June 9, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Love that you surround yourself with positive bloggers! 🙂

    We love the blogging community too – it’s great being interactive, speaking to people with the same interests and helping people along the way.

    x Roch & Tash x

  • Reply Marta June 9, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Hello from Spain: very interesting. Keep in touch

  • Reply Kizzy Von Doll June 9, 2014 at 10:25 am

    These were marvellous, surrounding yourself with positive bloggers is a great thing!! Makes blogging a lot better xx

  • Reply Jackie Harrison June 9, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Blogging is an opportunity to make friends all around the world and for me that means alot.

  • Reply Pooja Mittal June 9, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    I started blogging because I love writing . Fashion and beauty is my passion . I though why nit combine both the things
    You right, creating content is a better use of time rather than wasting it
    Do enter my Zarop Summer Dress Giveaway
    Keep in touch

  • Reply Mª Pilar Domínguez June 9, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Hello Corinne! I agree with your philosophy. I like surround myself with other positive bloggers like you and I respect everyone. I also consider blogging a healthy addiction. I love watching and reading blogs and that was one of my reasons to became a blogger. Kisses:)

  • Reply Marina Ghirga June 9, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Nice post!

  • Reply Sierra Calah June 9, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    I also try to surround myself with positive bloggers. It’s nice to meet a kind caring person on the internet because there’s usually so much hate. I really enjoyed this post and have a quick question, is anyone allowed to join this discussion and what time does it usually go on?
    –  ßerry ♥ Stylish |Sierra Calah  

  • Reply Midnight Cowgirl June 10, 2014 at 12:07 am

    Love learning about why people start blogging! I like blogging because of the community 🙂

  • Reply Trez June 10, 2014 at 6:35 am


  • Reply DeVs June 10, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    nice post dear

  • Reply Amber O'Sullivan June 10, 2014 at 8:44 pm

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  • Reply Amber O'Sullivan June 10, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Great chat again this week! So upset I missed the first 35 mins 🙁 Have been so busy all week with exams! Looking forward to this weeks chat already!! xx


  • Reply be likealady June 10, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    I love this series of chat, i almost have followed all of them, i am a member of forum too but it seems but i really don’t know why I don’t attend there regularly.

  • Reply Lucy June 10, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Great blogger chat. Many of the reasons I started blogging are written above. I like the fact that the community is so supportive it is very rare that people are willing to encourage, help and want the best for you but the blogging community are really positive which I love Lucy x

  • Reply Kim Alston June 11, 2014 at 12:51 am

    Mine was to share product reviews and to find out what other people were using.

  • Reply Rebecca Mae June 22, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Awww, I missed this week and now after finally reading the round up I’m sad because it was a great chat! I started blogging a year and a half ago because I’d got into reading a lot of other blogs and wanted to try it for myself. Originally it was purely about beauty but I’ve expanded a little bit and I love it! My reasons for blogging haven’t changed, I simply enjoy it 🙂

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