Why Did I Start Blogging?

A lot of people have asked the me the same questions, time and time again….

“Why did you start blogging?”

“Have you always had an interest in blogging?”

So I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to share with you the main reasons ‘why did I start blogging’ as ‘lifeofemmax‘. A lifestyle and travel blogger – I am sure we may share similar reasons or indeed have completely different reasons as to why you started blogging yourself.

  1. I had been engaging with bigger bloggers for about 6 months before I took the plunge myself, mainly liking instagram feeds or commenting on twitter posts with my personal account. Loved seeing the engagement on ‘It’s Little Lauren’ and ‘Alice Anne’ they are both big inspirations to me and if you have not checked out their accounts, I’d definitely recommend taking a sneaky peak. Enjoy seeing their day to day life and how they engage themselves with the blogging community, and not forgetting their PR reviews.
  2. I love being creative and started getting an interest in taking little photographs, from travelling to food… Who doesn’t take photographs of their pretty food or little daffodils in a country field? Therefore I was looking for a little space of the internet to share my photography.
  3. I’d also be writing little articles at work, and looking for an opportunity to write other content so back last year I saw an advertisement on our local facebook job page which was from a local lady who runs a Thatch company. She was looking for an individual to update her website on a part time basis as her work load had increased. I jumped at the opportunity, and it’s allowed me to completely familiarise myself with WordPress and learn how to create my own currently small blogging site. [There’s still a lot of work I’d love to make on my blog, so watch this space].
  4. To meet new people with similar interests. I have a couple of friendship groups who I adore and couldn’t live without, but nobody really shares the ‘Blogging’ interest with me, so I decided getting out there and into blog writing would help me to engage with other bloggers who have the same passion and interests as myself! Well what can I say…. I love the whole community spirit the passion of fellow bloggers and the support many bloggers have given me so far. Hoping to grow my blog and become more niche over the next year or so, I know it’ll take time but I cannot thank you all enough for the love and support you’ve shown me so far on my blogging journey.

On a personal level I am really enjoying my little journey, from January I have created my own webpage become self hosted [feel free to ask me any questions if you need advice], got my own domain name and twitter/instagram pages. I now enjoy the freedom of being able to upload little pics of what I love and engage with fellow bloggers on twitter chats and feeds.

I hope you enjoyed reading about ‘Why I started Blogging’ also since I started blogging in January I’ve made a lovely group of blogger friends, who are amazing, supportive and a great laugh to talk to! We came together through our love for blogging and I hope we continue to share our journeys together. Which brings me onto BLOGCON, hosted by Scarlett London Events. I cannot wait to attend my first blogging event with lots other fellow bloggers.

Are you attending the event? Now you know all know ‘why did I start blogging’ why did you start?

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    • lifeofemmax
      April 25, 2018 / 9:18 am

      Thank you Lisa! It’s flown by, but cannot wait to share more content with you xx

  1. April 25, 2018 / 5:33 pm

    Blogging has so many little perks and the community is so great! Well done on your first few months and i’m glad your enjoying it! It doesn’t work for everyone but for those it does, it’s a really great hobby/job to have ?

    Jessica | http://www.thoughtsofjessica.com

    • lifeofemmax
      April 30, 2018 / 10:11 am

      I completely agree, I love blogging and the whole community and support is amazing! x

  2. April 27, 2018 / 8:41 pm

    I also started this January oh my. It’s nice to hear other bloggers reason for starting their blog. You inspire me to do better 🙂 Keep it up. New subbie 🙂

    • lifeofemmax
      April 30, 2018 / 10:10 am

      Thank you 🙂 Good Luck with your blog to x

  3. SeekingSammy
    April 29, 2018 / 7:14 pm

    How exciting that you’re going to a blogging event! I’ve only had my blog for a few months but plan to go to one next year! Can’t wait to hear all about how it goes 🙂
    Well done on all the progress you have made so far too!

    • lifeofemmax
      April 29, 2018 / 7:26 pm

      Thank you Sammy 🙂 I will let you know all about it! Yes, you should definitely come next year x

    • lifeofemmax
      May 9, 2018 / 8:07 am

      Thank you! I am glad you found it of interest. I brought my domain name from GoDaddy, but there are lots of other good sites around where you can purchase a domain name 🙂 Feel free to drop me an email if you require any assistance.

      Emma x

  4. Sarah jones
    May 9, 2018 / 9:59 am

    I love your post! I started blogging – but work got in the way, really want to get motivated again and go self hosted as soon as possible 🙂 S x

    • lifeofemmax
      May 24, 2018 / 11:48 am

      Do it Sarah! Set yourself some goals to get you going and see where it takes you, don’t feel pressured into writing 3 posts a week if you can only manage 1. I look forward to see your blog.

      Emma x

    • lifeofemmax
      May 24, 2018 / 11:48 am

      Thank you 🙂 I’ll have a little peak at your blog lovely!

      Emma x

  5. May 19, 2018 / 10:00 am

    I love reading why people start alot of my reasons are similar like wanting to meet others but also I adore writing and being creative. I also wanted a safe place to tell my story and talk about things that interest me without being judged

  6. May 24, 2018 / 6:45 am

    Congrats on taking the plunge! I only started at the end of last year for very similar reasons and I’m loving it too 🙂 xx

  7. May 24, 2018 / 6:53 am

    These are some of the reasons I began my blog only five weeks ago! I’m excited to see where I am in four months time

    • lifeofemmax
      May 24, 2018 / 8:02 am

      How exciting Anne! Good luck on your journey, I can’t wait to see your blog progress 🙂

      Emma x

      • May 24, 2018 / 8:44 am

        Thank you!

  8. May 24, 2018 / 7:01 am

    Love this. So happy for you that you’re chasing your dreams and attending Blogcon. Sounds like a great event I’m going to check it out.

    Keeley – http://www.vibeslifeus.com

    • lifeofemmax
      May 24, 2018 / 7:56 am

      You definitely should Keeley 🙂

      Emma x

  9. May 24, 2018 / 7:27 am

    You’ve done so well in the first few months of having your blog especially going self-hosted! I completely agree that blogging gives you a group of lovely people to connect with who share the same interests as you! I’ve made some really good friends so far and would love to have the courage to go to a blogging event/meet up one day to meet them all!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com

    • lifeofemmax
      May 24, 2018 / 7:56 am

      Thank you Jess! It’s so lovely to meet fellow people with the same interests, I love their support and encouragement. You should definitely go to a blogging event, you’ll love it 🙂

      Emma x

  10. happyroxanne
    May 24, 2018 / 7:29 am

    Loved this post! I also started because I was following a few big bloggers and I was too shy to start a YouTube channel so I created my blog instead?

    • lifeofemmax
      May 24, 2018 / 7:54 am

      Never be too shy to follow your dream Roxanne 🙂 Thank you

      Emma x

  11. May 24, 2018 / 9:25 am

    I think all us bloggers relate to some or all of these points. I was thinking of going to Blogcon but since I’ve never been to a blogging event before I’m somewhat scared about going

    Sophie | http://www.sophiesspot.co.uk

  12. May 24, 2018 / 11:41 am

    Congrats on your fest few months on having your blog! It really does give you a community around you and you can connect with so many people who have the same interests!

  13. May 24, 2018 / 11:52 am


    I started blogging for many of the same reasons. We can all learn when we share our journeys.

  14. May 24, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    I always like learning why people started blogging. I started because two of my sisters and my cousin did it and seemed to enjoy it so I thought it would be a good hobby. Hope you enjoy your first blogger event. X

    Emma x http://www.bookinggoodread.com

  15. June 12, 2018 / 11:30 am

    I love this post soooo much! I think if you love something or want to try something then you should. Your blog is beautiful and I love reading your posts 🙂 Thank you for sharing your reasons with us. Can’t believe it took me this long to read this one. It is beautiful. I love your writing style 🙂

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