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Why I blog?

I started my blog a couple of weeks after I moved to the UK. It was something that I planned before coming here as I already had 2 blogs at that time, one for the dog and one with recipes. I wanted an easy way to keep in touch with family and friends so I’ve started the blog. After pondering, I decided to write in English because it would be accessible for the new friends and acquaintances in the UK and almost all my friends are fluent in English anyway.

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My first post was about our journey to the UK, a very long drive, with the dog, the car bursting with cookbooks, pans and some clothes. I blogged without an editorial schedule and as a result my archive is not that extensive.

A couple of years I wrote but not constantly and now I regret it. I didn’t bother to blog about a few of the interesting places I’ve been to and now I can’t remember when it was. If I want to look at the pictures I have to get them from the external hard drive and I have no idea where is the cable to connect it. This made me change the purpose of the blog: from keeping in touch to write it as a diary.

Now I look in my archives quite often. At the beginning of every month I check out how the weather was in the last years. I also want to make sure I’m not missing on annual events.

The next step was to give it a new look and move to my own domain from blogspot. I should have done that from the beginning. Having a clear structure made me realize I didn’t blog enough about some things I love, like style. That was strange, as I do love the photo shoots. I’ve posted more recipes and more stories of places we’ve been to.

I started reading a lot of blogs as I found bloglovin; interesting content and I saw how a lot of bloggers built real life relationships with each other. I had no idea this can happen because I always felt blogging is online and the step to offline is not an easy one to make. I thought I should give it a try and I started promoting it in a softy-softy approach. It was such a great idea.

I’ve been to a blogging event in February and it was great. I’ll go to another one in July. I love it.

I mentioned in 5 Good things this week that I’m planning new things for my blog. The design will change slightly and I’ll have a new blog for cooking. I don’t want the recipes to take over, so I’ll give them a new and special place. My cooking changed so much in the last years that I feel I need a new blog for them.

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10 thoughts on “Why I blog?”

  1. Great read! I think we all have our own unique reasons for blogging, but it’s not often we actually share those in blog posts. Or at least I haven’t seen many. All the best x

  2. Nice post Anca! I didn’t blog that much for a few years which I regret too but that was because I was doing teacher training. I like your blog and am glad to have found it.
    Why am I the only one who knew you were Romanian??? X
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  3. That’s a surprise and a welcoming one, too!~ What’s your first language, then? You blog in whatever language is comfortable for you!

    1. Thank you Michelle x I’m Romanian. I must admit it’s easier for me to write in English, maybe it’s strange, I don’t know why.

  4. Hello Anca, I just found your blog, interesting that you actually moved by car from Romania? That’s quite a way to go. :)

    1. Hi Susanne. It was a long way, 3600 km in 3 days, but it was the best way to travel with the dog so it was worth it :)

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