Blogging Changed My Life
This post is a focus on the great side of blogging, the side that will always have a special place in my heart. Now I don't want to get too touchy feely on you, I hate talking about my emotions and there's nothing worse than a cheesy blog post but I felt what I have to say is important. I've met so many amazing people blogging and honestly I dont know what I were I would be in life if I didn't start a blog. I've been on and off blogging for years, I actually made youtube videos on an old channel when I was 16. I was going through a really rough time, but I managed to get back on my feet.
When I was 19, I relapsed with a bout of depression after the loss of a family member and a few other things. I ended up being kicked out of the access course which I was doing in order to get into university and I was devastated. I wrote a blog post called 'I need your advice...' in which I ranted about my life, and asked for help. I got some lovely comments and tweets after that blog post and I wanted to thank you all for being there for me. In particular I wanted to thank Laura and Gemma who suggested I look into The Open University. I'm sure they don't even remember posting the comments they did but I honestly can't thank you enough, it completely turned my life around. I'm now halfway through my degree in English Literature and Language and if it wasn't for you two this would never have happened. My family and I knew nothing about OU so no one suggested it to me until I blogged asking for advice. I may not be a successful career woman just yet, but onwards and upwards :) I can honestly say you changed my life!
This is just one of the many ways in which blogging has helped me and it has nothing to do with popularity, free stuff or showing off. I've made some great friends like Abby, Steph, and Carly! I've met some amazing people who I look up to like Gemma and Anna!
This community is great, you just have to ignore the bullshit. Thank you again to all the amazing bloggers, tweeters, and youtubers who I've met, or talked to; who've offered me advice or comfort in times of need and just a bit of a giggle when I'm bored. When I say I love you guys, I mean it! It would mean the world if you could go check out all the amazing people I've mentioned as my small way of thanking them for being amazing! No more soppy blog posts I promise ;)