Allie Diltz’s Personal Blog Can Be Found at Heymomnowwhat.com
Do you ever think about the reason behind why you do things? I have been asking myself this quite a bit over the last several days. If you read my post from yesterday, How I Try Not To Suck (As Much), then you know I have been going through some introspection following a particularly low period. I believe that part of seeing where things went wrong is understanding what the motivation is behind it. It doesn’t always work; sometimes there is just no clear answer as to why things went down the way they did. And sometimes, you can get a little glimpse into the inner workings of your thought process and you find that golden nugget of cause underneath all the effect. Voila, you just found your “Why.”
Here is what I figured out when thinking about why I started blogging:
- I want to find a voice for my thoughts and observations- Obviously, that is why most people start blogging. Then there are all the fun parts like trying to monetize it, collaborating with others, etc.
- I have a need in my life that isn’t being met- Although I work with people in my real world job, I don’t have many non-work related connections or social contacts. I have five children, and most of my time when I’m not on call I am at home. I want different ways to connect with people and share what I think, and also learn from them, too.
- I want to do something new. That one is pretty self-explanatory.
Why Am I Telling You All This?
When DM and I first talked about me writing a guest post here on Pointless Overthinking, I didn’t realize how successful it would be. Since then, I have been honored to be asked to be a regular contributor here, and I have met many amazing bloggers and writers. The reason that I am writing this short post tonight is that I want to ask the community here that follows Pointless Overthinking to go one step further. I am looking to collaborate with other bloggers on more projects, and I am looking for more followers both for all of the authors at Pointless Overthinking and also my own blog Hey Mom, Now What? Please share with me any ideas you may have for collaboration, or just let me know if you want to work on a project together. I may be going out on a limb of shameless self-promotion here, but my goal is to connect with people in the writing world, and I think this is a great place to start. I value all of the comments you have made on my posts, and I would love to continue these conversations and work with other writers. So please check out my personal blog, comment any ideas you have below, and continue to read the posts here at Pointless Overthinking from all of the awesome writers that DM has brought together.