Why I Started a Blog

Why I Started a Blog

I seriously cannot believe I’ve been blogging for over three years now! The time has flown, and I’ve watched my little page grow from grainy overexposed photographs and about ten likes on Facebook to a professional site with quite a few fans that I’m happy to call my own space on the Internet.

If you haven’t been here from the beginning, and I bet most of you have not, then you might not know how my journey began.

I have been a writer since I was 17. Oh yeah, I was typing away on my first novel then. After writing a few more novels and not being able to make anything happen, I realized I needed a bigger audience for my work. Or an audience at all. So I thought a blog might be the perfect fit.

Why I Started a Blog

I didn’t want to have a blog where I just wrote about whatever was on my mind because I felt like I wouldn’t always have something to say. Sometimes I have things on my mind that are personal and important to me that I want to share with you, so I just talk about them with my recipes. But other times, I only want to focus on my recipes, and I love having that freedom.

Because I also love to bake, I knew a baking blog was what I wanted to create. I hired a designer because I didn’t know anything about creating a blog (I still don’t know much!), and she suggested I choose HostGator for my domain and hosting services.

I went with her advice and am so happy I did. HostGator has been awesome! My site runs very smoothly. I have only had a couple issues over the years, and when I do HostGator is there to help 24/7 via phone, chat, or email. They are super friendly and helpful.

Why I Started a Blog

I also love that I have my domain with them too, so I don’t have to worry about working with different companies and keeping track of everything. It’s all in one place. Plus, HostGator offers design services as well as SEO and PPC marketing services to increase traffic. I might just have to check those out.

I hope maybe I’ve inspired you to start your own blog. If you do you should definitely check out HostGator. You will not be disappointed in their service. And if you already have a blog, maybe you want to switch to HostGator. I often hear bloggers complaining about their hosting services. You won’t hear any complaints from me about HostGator.

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Why I Started a Blog

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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Comments

  1. Beth says:

    Congratulations on three years’ blogging! I blog because I love to write, too, and blog writing is such a nice counterpoint to the fiction I write.

    • Laura says:

      Yes, blogging is so different, but I do think you have to love writing to be a great blogger and/or a great fiction writer. Thanks, Beth!

  2. Lily Lau says:

    Congratulations, so glad you decided to start a blog! I’ve heard of HostGator services before, they’ve only told me good things about it 🙂

  3. Three years already?! That’s crazy! I’m glad you stuck with it so long – love your blog.

  4. Joanne says:

    Time flies when you’re having fun!!

  5. Blogging can be work (OK, a lot of work!), but it’s fun. These three years have flown by, haven’t they? I think anyone who does a food blog for any length of time is stunned by how much their photography improves. What we used to think good was . . . well, let’s leave it at that. 😉 Congrats one 3 years! Hope to read you for eons! 😉

    • Laura says:

      Thanks for the nice comment, John! Blogging is definitely a lot of work, but most of the time it’s worth it.

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