Back to Blogging: Why Do You Blog?

By Sep 17, 2010May 13th, 2012251 Comments

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Welcome to Day 5 of our Back to Blogging event! Hasn’t this been so much fun?

Today, our assignment is to answer the question: “Why Do You Blog?”

Here is Tiffany’s response:

For me it began with my son and continued with finding true and meaningful connections.

I started blogging as a way to “keep myself”.  I know that sounds strange, but even more than chronicling my son’s life, I wanted to chronicle MY LIFE, for my son. Does that make sense?

One day, my hope is that he will look back on my blog and see me as a woman, a friend, a comedian, the chick that thinks his dad is smokin’ hot, a dreamer, a doer and so much more.

The connections I’ve made to other incredible women is what keeps me coming back, checking in, and participating in this blogosphere.  I feel so incredibly lucky to have shared so much with so many.

So what about you? Why did you start blogging?


The giveaway for Thelma & Louise, our fab washer and dryer set, will remain open until this Sunday, September 19. Here is a quick recap on how to enter:

Play along! Write a post using the daily prompts we described here and then link your post on SITS. All posts should mention and link to our sponsors, Standards of Excellence, Westar Kitchen and Bath, and Florida Builder Appliances, somewhere in the text.

Like! Click the Like button on our sponsor’s Facebook pages: Standards of Excellence, Westar Kitchen and Bath, and Florida Builder Appliances.

Follow! Follow Standards of Excellence on Twitter.

Tweet! Send out the following message on Twitter:
I’m getting #Back2Blogging w/ the @SITSGirls. And thanks to @SOESupply, maybe Thelma & Louise can come live w/ me! http://bit.ly/aad1L5

Discusss! Join Kim from Money and Risk as she continues the discussion on today’s topic in the SITS Girls Community in BlogFrog.

Good luck!

About Tiffany

Lover of college football, sushi and historical fiction. Mom to a teen and a toddler. I am a real life summer camp director and President of Influencer Management at Sway Group.


  • Jazzcat says:

    HI !
    I blog to feel less alone with my illness, it’s a way to find and to give support.
    It’s a way to be part of a communitu and talk with people who really can understand what you feel.
    And it’s a way to feel active, like if I’m fighting my problems !!

  • Nuy says:

    I’ve been meaning to comment to this post, b/c I like it so much, even though it’s might belated. Blogging is current, it’s how you keep your ear to the ground. And as a mom, it’s a great way to get support :-).
    My latest post on my beauty blog for busy moms:

  • Jennifer says:

    I started blogging because I needed an outlet but also a place that maybe, hopefully, one day would be found by others in similar “shoes”, and not feel ALONE. My baby boy has Down syndrome and it was the last thing I ever expected. I found out while I was still pregnant and I use my blog to process feelings, educate, advocate and hopefully provide awareness to a topic that most people (including myself, intially) are pretty in the dark about. It’s amazing to know that your experiences can positively affect people, and I hope I’m doing that…

  • Sonia Barton says:

    Just posted my day 5 – I know it’s very late – but I had to finish it. Thank you all for all your support.

  • ElizOF says:

    I wish this was continuing as it has given us momentum to keep going. I love blogging and the many adventures it brings into my writing life..

  • Chris Bird says:

    I totally missed that this is where we were supposed to link up our posts! Been posting my links on a different page, so I’ll be going back and linking up all my posts now!

  • Liza says:

    I just TWEETED the contest!


  • Liza says:

    I just TWEETED the contest!

  • Jayme says:

    I’m kinda sad that the five days are over…

  • Holly says:

    I’m a TWIT and I TWEETED! TWICE on different days!! ;p
    Don’t know how to get the direct URL, though. You can see them by clicking on my TWEETS. ;D

  • Holly says:

    I FOLLOW Standards of Excellence on Twitter

  • Holly says:

    I LIKE Florida Builder Appliances

  • Holly says:

    I LIKE Westar Kitchen and Bath

  • Holly says:

    I LIKED Standards of Excellence

  • Jill says:

    Man! I’ve been outta the loop for about a week. I have really missed it, but I am back now. Yay me!!

  • Holly says:

    I wrote a post for each prompt

  • Holly says:

    I linked sponsors in my posts

  • jaynie says:

    I blog for me … I (as of yet ) have few followers and I did start the blog as a personal outlet/come diary of my journey recovering from illness and depression and a huge huge amount of trauma ‘My thoughts out loud’ I had read a friends blog and thought wow this is good ive since started following many other bloggers and enjoy reading their on going stories. I think some times the depression theme within my blog scares people and i wish they would take the time to look and see that its actually ok depression is just a higher sense of pain insecurity and sadness but with the same subjects that all of deal with in everyday life. Blogging has helped me in many many ways even if i were to be my only follower or have no more than those few who have kindly looked in on my erratic random rants (thank you by the way bloggers) I love blogging have been helped by blogging and enjoy reading others blogs 🙂

  • Libby says:

    I joined BlogFrog.
    Whew…all the link ups are their own right? I don’t have to comment for those too right?
    Because I will if it means more chances to win Thelma and Louise!

    P.S. Thanks for doing this ladies! Five posts in Five days?! Us SITS-tahs are Blogging superstars!!!

  • Libby says:

    I tweeted!

  • Libby says:

    I follow Standards of Excellence!

  • Libby says:

    I like Florida Builder Appliances!

  • Libby says:

    I like Westar Kitchen and Bath!

  • Libby says:

    Ok I need to get on this comment, entering thing so here goes…
    I like Standards of Excellence!

  • Ashlie says:

    I blog to provide support to other young Christian women who are struggling against the temptations and obstacles of living the Christian lifestyle amongst a rebellious generation.

  • Yesterday I tried to be in on the chat on BlogFrog… but I was having technical problems. Of the conversation I was able to be in on, a lot of bloggers said they stay away from the tabu subjects of politics & religion. It was really a weird moment for me to realize that I am a Christian blogger. My whole blog is a tabu. But… I don’t view it as being about religion. It’s about relationship. Yes, you’ll find faith and you’ll find scriptures… but it does come down to relationship. Which is what I think God is all about anyway.
    I blogged today about my transition from a family blogger to a “Christian Blogger” and why.

    Ultimately, I am who I am. I am sure I will lose some readers and scare many people away… but I am real.
    I gotta live with me. I have to look myself in the mirror everyday. I can only do that if I am authentic.

    I have made SO many truly loving and amazing blogger friends. {especially through SITS} and I many of them have different views. That’s OK! It’s about relationship!

    I enjoyed this challenge… It really pushed me to look at myself and my blog and I got some things done I have been meaning to for months.
    And I just love all the girls. What an amazing group of women.


  • Amy says:

    I really like that you started for you but come back because of the relationship.