Why I Started Blogging
Why Write Online?
To run a good blog, you have to open yourself up and share something personal about yourself to the world. Everyone has a different motivation for why they want to write and how they get started. In this hub I am going to share my personal story about how I got started writing online.
I had Content to Share
Over two years ago, I was shopping in various markets when I came across some cool knit earflap hats, but they cost too much to buy one. As a knitter I thought that I would be able to produce a knit hat just as nice, so when I got home I started searching for ear flap hat knitting patterns.
To keep track of my patterns search, I started adding the links of the patterns I found along with descriptions of each pattern (to help me keep track of where I had already looked.) I wished that someone had just assembled a list of these free knitting patterns so I would not have to do so much work. And then ChemKnits was born. In the process of my own research, I had written one of my first ever blog posts!
Until this moment, I had never thought about creating a blog. What did I have to offer that was not already available online? I realized that if I were searching for something, that others might be searching for the same thing. In that moment, I realized that there was a value to what I had to say and contribute to the knitting community.
Writing Helped Me Grow
ChemKnits has been around for over two years, and I have not yet run out of things to say. Through writing at ChemKnits, I found myself growing as a knitter. To develop content for the blog, I started trying new knitting techniques and more complicated knitting projects. This evolved into designing my own patterns and creating knitting tutorials.