Sort of like an on-line journal, a blog is a place to record observations, collect your thoughts, keep a record of life events, and share (should you wish to) all this with your friends, family, or anyone you choose to. Maybe you have considered starting one, but you don't know where or how to begin.
There are free websites, such as Wordpress, that host blogs at no cost. The great thing about this particular site is that they have templates to choose from that will allow you to customize your blog with a look you feel represents you and the theme(s) you are going to write about. The layout can be custom, and there are ways for you to upload photos and import them into your entries.
Having a blog does not mean that you have to committ to writing on it every day. I have been known, right here, to write a few days in a row, or several times in a month, and then skip a month or two entirely. I do pay for this space, as well as the domain name, so it would be much more cost-effective if I made full use of this space. As my business is growing, that is becoming more and more important, and so I shall be maintaining a more constant presence on here. However, how often you write on a blog is entirely up to you, and no one will track you down if you feel uninspired for a day or week or month.
To unlock your "inner blogger", choose to write about something you love, or somewhere you love to go. Maybe about your children's antics that day, your favorite family member, or your experiences shopping on line. There are blogs about the great books people have read, blogs containing a complete record of someone's journey through a difficult problem, be it health or otherwise, and blogs about cooking fabulous dishes! Some people write about past experiences, chronicle their vacations and travels, write things about their faith, their hopes, their dreams. There is a caution in all of this however. Once you save something on the internet, it is on the internet. You may be able to erase it from your blog, but that does not erase it from anywhere it may have gone to after you posted it, so please do not post anything on a blog that, later on, you are going to wish you hadn't, for whatever reason. Examples would be addresses, full names/ages of children, family schedules (Don't want stalkers or thieves!), job-related observations naming the company, co-workers etc (Don't want a lawsuit!), that sort of thing.
My blog is something I really enjoy doing. I love to write, and this gives me an opportunity to just sit and let my mind play a bit. It is a spring board for ideas and goals for my jewelry business, and also a place to maybe offer up something that may help someone else in some small way. If you have never had one but would like to try it, just go to Wordpress and get started. Have fun!