100 Things I Like About Blogging

1. I can write about anything I want.
2. For some reason, people will read it.
3. For some other reason, people will compliment it.
4. I get a huge ego boost when that happens.
5. My blog is the best.
6. Let me reiterate that, my blog is the best.
7. I can use sarcasm.
8. I can use humour.
9. I can spell humour with a “u”.
10. I can be sarcastically cocky.
11. I can use a phrase like “sarcastically cocky” and not know if it’s a real term.
12. I have no idea if people pick up on my sarcastic cockiness, or not.
13. I have inner conversations with myself projected on a computer screen.
14. I get to interact with people.
15. From Canada.
16. From the United States of America.
17. From the United Kingdom.
18. From Australia.
19. From Niue.
20. I get to make new friends.
21. I don’t have to text these friends.
22. I don’t have to call these friends.
23. I just know they are there when I post something.
24. They know I am there when they post something.
25. I get to learn about people I may never meet.
26. People get to learn about me.
27. We can relate to each other.
28. I can see something from their point-of-view.
29. I can receive a random compliment that will make my day.
30. I can pay it forward and compliment someone on their blog.
31. Random compliments are powerful.
32. Bloggers are friendly.
33. Bloggers are funny.
34. Bloggers are not the grammar police.
35. Bloggers will stalk your About Me page.
36. Which puts a lot of pressure on me to make my About Me page worth reading.
37. Thankfully, I get to edit my About Me page a million times.
38. I can write some heartfelt stuff.
39. I can write some funny stuff.
40. I can write some annoying stuff.
41. I can write some rants.
42. I can write a list of things.
43. I can write.
44. I can inspire other people to write.
45. I get messages from people telling me I inspired them to write.
46. That makes me feel like this is important.
47. That makes me feel like people care.
48. This is more fun when people care.
49. This is even more fun when people show that they care.
50. I was Freshly Pressed.
51. I was shocked.
52. And then I was Freshly Pressed, again.
53. And then I was shocked, again.
54. A stranger told me one of my posts changed their life.
55. And then another one told me the same thing.
56. In reality, they changed my life.
56. Strange things happen when you speak your mind.
57. Good things happen when you speak your mind.
58. My blog is not just a website.
59. My blog is not careless.
60. My blog is not a shadow.
61. My blog is not a dog. It is a blog.
62. My blog is a collection of what I was thinking on specific days at specific times.
63. I get to make people laugh.
64. I get to feel their smile radiate through the screen.
65. I get joy out of knowing someone laughed at something I said.
66. Sometimes, I read my old posts.
67. I wonder what I was thinking when I wrote them.
68. I can’t believe I came up with half the things I wrote.
69. Searching for new blogs is fun.
70. Searching for blogs that are just starting is also fun.
71. I get to see people introduce themselves to WordPress.
72. I get to see people write their first post with ease.
73. I think to myself, “They were meant to blog.”
74. It makes me realize my first post was terrible.
75. The only way to get better at this is to keep writing.
76. And by writing, I mean typing.
77. It’s not like writing an essay for school.
78. It’s not like writing an email.
79. It’s not like sending a text.
80. It’s like talking to yourself and then realizing someone heard you.
81. Only when they hear you, they think what you said was pretty cool.
82. They don’t think you’re crazy.
83. I hope they don’t think I’m crazy.
84. I can’t control how other people think.
85. I can only hope they don’t think reading my blog was a waste of time.
86. Reading other blogs provides me with ideas for my own.
87. Bloggers want their blog to do well.
88. But they’re even happier when someone else’s blog does well.
89. Anyone can blog.
90. You can blog.
91. I never thought I would blog.
92. I still don’t know what a proper blog post is supposed to look like.
93. Such a thing may not even exist.
94. There is no right way.
95. There is no wrong way.
96. There is only your way.
97. Norway.
98. My way.
99. Or the highway.
100. It’s a beautiful thing.

About Paul

I think of my blog as an all-you-can-read buffet. There's something for everyone and complimentary mints at the door as you leave.
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28 Responses to 100 Things I Like About Blogging

  1. I love when you said that: ‘blogging is like speaking to yourself and then realising someone heard you.’ It’s so true!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Aabhash says:

    Buzzfeed has got competition.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Number 92 was perfect Paul, probably because whatever blog post get posted (in my opinion) is a proper blog post. :O)

    Liked by 1 person

  4. mboki_m says:

    I just read to look for a repeated point, no luck.
    I am glad I read them all, now I have to follow your blog

    Liked by 1 person

  5. KelsterW says:

    #34 and #12 are my fav<— (#34)

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    • Paul says:

      Awesome! Wouldn’t it be terrible if bloggers just went around from blog to blog telling people they made grammar errors?


      • KelsterW says:

        I would be screwed… is there a block button on here? I’m new to this noise (wordpress that is… not your blog) I feel like i need to learn that quick if so… I’ll block anyone that mentions my failure for commas and grammar errors


      • Paul says:

        No block button! Bloggers are pretty cool. I haven’t had a problem with anyone yet. Good luck with your blog! Only a matter of time before it’s a big hit.


  6. shawn says:

    Awesome list! Thanks for sharing. I’m still looking forward to #50 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Barb Knowles says:

    I agree with everything you just said. Although that sentence sticks in my throat because I learned early on that men always think they are right (I know that’s true because my mom said so plus I read it on the internet).

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  8. I hope you can come up with 10 things above love, because I’ve just nominated you for the Love in 10 Sentences challenge: https://ellesuperstar.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/burns-like-fire/. Sorry, had to do it, even though I hate these things.


  9. Little Rants says:

    I agree with everything you mentioned, specially #5. Your blog is THE best!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Little Rants says:

    Also you missed out the Bloggers are not Kim Kardashian angry:P

    Liked by 1 person

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