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Julia T. Williams | Why I Blog
Julia T. Williams is a storyteller on a mission to help better lives through storytelling. She writes about all the things that go wrong and how people fight to make them right. Telling stories that matter while helping others cultivate theirs.
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Why I Blog

A lot of people blog for a lot of reasons. Probably too many to name. But me…I blog for accountability.

I have had journals/diaries ever since I was a little girl. As the years go by, I often go back and look through them. One consistency is that they are all less than half full. In a couple of them, I only have about five pages worth of writing. I would start off good. Write every day. Then I would skip a month. Next thing I knew, months would turn into years. I would have all of these thoughts bottled up with no outlet. Then I discovered blogging…

I first began blogging back in 2004. What I found was that by putting my thoughts into cyberspace, that in return I gained understanding. That understanding came through faceless people. Just like now, they would read my words and offer solutions, their own experiences, opinions, and most importantly: support. I felt that I was being held accountable by what I said. If I put it out there, I had to follow through. I couldn’t just turn the page and act as if what I felt didn’t exist, or like my response to a situation wasn’t reality.

I stopped blogging sometime in 2005 because I cut my internet off due to the lack of productivity on other aspects of my life.

In 2007, I picked it back up. It started off the same way. Writing simply to get out what I was feeling inside. Then I began perusing other blogs. As that happened, others found my blog. My blog slowly drifted in another direction. It went from a place of personal growth to one of entertainment. I go back over and look at the comments and recognize that some of them have nothing to do with the post. I’m guilty of those myself. I got caught up in picture posts. Just got caught up in a lot of stuff. What I’m trying to say is that my blog has lost its focus. That’s one of the reasons why I took down my blogroll (nothing personal to any of you, especially you, Don…you know I have nothing but love for you.).

I am taking it back to those things that I am passionate about. In a couple of weeks I am turning 30. I was tripping because I’m going to be 30 and single. But today I am leaving to go to GA to see family and bury a family member who lost his life at 29. He will never see 30, and yet I am up here tripping off of minute things that can be changed. Once a life is gone, it can never come back. I can get into a relationship tomorrow; my cousin won’t be back tomorrow.

In the notebook I keep in my purse is a list of topics that I want to address. I want to go back to what brings growth in my life. Things that matter to me. I plan to do more vlogs. I even plan on chronicling my vision board so we can all see the things come to fruition. And yes, I will still do ‘why Wednesday’. I am just going in a different direction.

Some of you may find my blog to be boring and might choose to not come back. I still appreciate you. I will continue to come to everyone’s blog. Just because I don’t comment doesn’t mean that I didn’t read it. I am working on some things in my life. I am growing. Evolving. Being a better Julia.

This is Jewells signing out…

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