I’ve been thinking this a lot lately and I believe that blogging can change your life and make you a better person. Blogging has made me think about myself and reflect on my actions towards other people and my surroundings. When you actually take some time to sit down and form your opinions and write them down, you see them from a different perspective. I believe that spending some time with your inner speech can’t be that bad, or can it? Having the opportunity to go to a place and think for a moment should be a human right. Any sort of place without interruptions.
I believe that in the moment when you start showing people what you think, the more you start to appreciate your surroundings. Before I wouldn’t share anything and I didn’t want to, because I thought that no one could relate to anything I felt and my thoughts were very different from others. Now I feel that this kind of thinking is even more self-centered than actually sharing information and telling people what you see and believe in. There will be someone who thinks the same and has already been thinking the same thoughts as you. The perspective is just different and that makes it more interesting.
Blogging makes you look at your surroundings and yourself with a critical eye. What could I write about? Who would I collaborate with and still hold on to my values? I have to say that this makes everything harder.
Working on a book project and food blog in a really intense way has shown me how satisfying it is to show people something that you’ve created. I think human beings are made to create something new. It keeps us active and because of the Internet we have so many ways to show it to other people.
I think working on our “Unwind” project has made me the happiest person ever. One of my friends told me that I looked so much happier now and this project had really made me come alive, it was so incredible to hear these words. I realised that I would have never even considered or thought of doing something like this if I had never started writing or taking pictures.
Even though I’m not doing it every day, I’m thinking about it every day. I have also started to draw again and that has also influenced my way of thinking a lot and it has made me write notes on my phone all the time. I just sometimes feel that I don’t have enough time to write everything down and show things the way that I want. But I’ve reached the conclusion that the more the merrier doesn’t apply to all kinds of blogging, it’s only in our heads that we need to do it one way or not at all. We look at big accounts and compare ourselves to something that has been created for years instead of thinking that maybe I could do it too, but in my own way, and it will take time. I think that the biggest problem in our age is that we are not patient anymore. We are so caught up with numbers that we forget why we even started doing anything. And how much work it requires.
I think that working on a guide / recipe book has taught me that we need reliable information in this world, especially when we live in a day and age where its so easy to create and share fake information. When you work on something with passion and collaborate with people who also appreciate the things you do, your world opens up and it makes you feel that you are part of something real.
I think it would be good for everyone to write some sort of diary just to get closer to your inner speech. We are so afraid of it instead of thinking that it maybe has something to tell us. It’s like your friend that is trying to tell you something and you never have time for them. In some point you have to sit down and talk, otherwise your will lose it.
– Eeva –