Why I Started Blogging

I almost missed a Blogmas post already! 🙁 I didn’t have a post planned for today, so I thought I’d quickly write about something sort of random (this still counts for Blogmas, right?)

I don’t know if anyone else would be curious about this, but whenever I get really into someone’s blog I always wonder what made them start blogging in the first place. I started blogging sort of unintentionally. I had a couple of friends in high school who had Livejournal accounts (LOL remember those?) So I made one too. I didn’t put a lot of thought behind the “why” of it, it just seemed like a fun thing to do that would be more involved I guess than just changing your Myspace song and background over and over in the early days of social media.

Back then (about 2006-2008ish) Livejournal had daily prompts. You would login and there’d be a random question you could answer, so I would pretty much just do that. Honestly, I really liked that format and wish it still existed that way today. It was nice to not know what you wanted to write about but to still have some way of easily being able to write for the day if that makes sense. I also have no idea what happened to that account, or if it’s still accessible, but if I could figure out how to get into it I’d be curious to see some of my old answers.

When I went to college I made a personal blog along with a Disney blog. I didn’t really stick to the personal blog at all. I sort of used it as a journal, but then it started to feel really weird when people would bring it up in person and I didn’t love that. My Disney blog was fine, but at that point I had only been to Walt Disney World on family trips every couple of years so keeping up with content there was tough.

Then I started writing for a couple of Disney websites, Disney Dining, Disney Tips, Disney Fanatic…then later Mickey Tips, Disney Questions…I got away from the Disney blog a bit and focused more on writing for those outlets, then got back into my Disney blog when I was applying to the Disney College Program. My blog then was called Brittany Earns Her Ears, which later became the title of my book about my Disney College Program, and I would say that was really my first “successful” attempt at blogging.

That site has since been rebranded into the Disney Outpost, which I still use today. I created this blog only a couple of years ago just to have an outlet to write about non-Disney matters without having to find some way to make it make sense for the Disney Outpost.

Now that I write about Disney full time, finding the time to get over and work on my own content for the Disney Outpost has been a little tricky, but I’m hoping to work on some more of that soon.

And, well, I think that’s it!

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