WHY BLOGGING MEANS SO MUCH TO ME

28 January 2017

Written by Marc Lamberts
for Daily Focal

Blogging can mean so much to people in so many different ways. I started blogging as a way to cope with my mental health problems, but one of the things I never thought would happen, was that I would become a better person. Don’t get me wrong, I’m always striving to be a better person, but I had no idea blogging would contribute to that. But it did!

 People warned me about the blogging world being vicious and mean, but I have never experienced this. On the contrary, I think I’ve experienced so much support and help. It really started to take off when I started to blog about mental health and if I look back, that’s the time when I also became a better person.

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 I don’t think I was a horrible person, but the fact that I saw people struggling with self confidence or self worth make me think about what I could do. I may be a stranger or someone you don’t really know, but I thought I could make people smile for a few seconds. And I did. As soon as people told me I had a positive impact on their day or lives, I started to think more about me as a person.

It was then that I was beginning to invest more in relationships online, making more friends on the way. It made me a better person to talk to different people – both male and female – from different countries, with different cultures and values. It made me more accepting and educated about the concept of friendship. Everything that was taught me, made me a better person.

 It has made me a better person by spreading love to people. Letting them know they are appreciated and loved. I make sure they are admired and connected with each other, my first aim is to be positive and supportive. I know there’s quite some negativity on twitter or the blogging world going at the moment, but I choose positivity. I made the decision to corrupt hate with love and I made the decision to better myself. Get rid of those negative feelings, emotions or comments. I think becoming a blogger has helped me do that. 

It’s easy to be negative, but I can honestly say that by helping others, cheering on their success, I’ve become a better person and a good friend. Choose positivity and become better person. It has brought me great things, like working together with great bloggers on this platform.


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