Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Why I Blog

I wear my heart on my sleeve. I speak my mind. I’ve been known to show the Poker Face. I can say out loud what some people may think but are too afraid to. I dare to be different.
Writing is something I’ve always been passionate about. Many years ago I wrote for community papers and a business magazine. I loved it. Because of a grave family member’s illness I gave it up and in doing so lost my parking spot so to speak.
Years later I moved into television. Combining words, visuals and sound. Super fun. Loved it a lot. It was heart wrenching loosing that kind of job to lay-offs.
Some more years later I find myself here. Wanting to write. Hanging out with Social Media. The gist of journalism still in my blood. It never leaves. Soon I’ll be combining more visual and audio to my blog site. In the meantime, if you’re still reading I want to share with you a comment a woman made to me this morning which made my soul shine.
From June 26 – July 3 I did the BC Bike Race Challenge course. I blogged about it everyday after my ride. Had a blast doing it and writing about it. This lady told me she read my blog everyday and felt that what I wrote was inspiring and made anyone feel they could go about setting goals and achieving them like I did.
The smile on my face is still shining. For me, writing or blogging is telling a story in some way I hope that will inspire others to share, do or dare. Today, that’s why I blog.
Thank you for reading.

4 comments:

Amy said...

I'm glad you blog, I love reading your stuff! My friends might describe me much like you described yourself in the first paragraph, at least the part about speaking my mind and saying what others are thinking.......and yes it gets me in trouble sometimes.

Jane Victoria King said...

Thank you so much for reading. That's hilarious. It's so good to meet you Amy! Look forward to connecting in person one day. We'll have a blast!

Amy said...

We might get ourselves into a lot of trouble. :-) Nah, I do hope we'll meet up one day though. I'm sure I'll get to the Vancouver area again sometime, too neat of an area not to and we missed the Island and other things last trip that we wanted to see. I also of course still have the BCBR on my radar!

Jane Victoria King said...

Keep it there! You'll do it and love it!