Blogging Saved My Life🌸


This is my first essay that I turned in for school/college. My professor was very satisfied with it, so I thought I would share it with you guys❤

🌸You would not think that something as simple as typing on a computer could save someone’s life, but it saved mine. If you would have told me a year ago that I was going to be a blogger I would have probably dismissed you. I remember thinking it was so lame and overrated because ninety-nine percent of bloggers only talk about fashion and beauty, which is cool, but what about when all of that is gone? Who are you without all of the makeup and clothes; do you accept it? Once I realized blogging was my outlet, it was my goal to express this. Blogging gave me confidence and a way to save other people’s lives. 

🌸In the beginning, writing blogs was very rocky, but once I started getting noticed for them, my confidence level boosted through the roof! When I first created my blog, I told myself I wanted to make it different, yet relatable. I also told myself that it was going to be very hard to catch an audience because not many people are into blogging anymore, and I’m talking about one of the most avoided subjects: low self-esteem. I had all these thoughts in my head. “No one will like the trash you write, Ashanti. Who cares about low self-esteem?” Once I started writing more, I realized there are a lot of girls that suffer from low self-esteem, but they don’t know how to talk about it. Having young girls email me telling me I helped them get through the lowest moments in their life gave me so much self-worth and confidence. I finally felt like I had something to add to this world. 

🌸My motive for blogging was to save myself, but I quickly realized it saved so many people along the way. One thing that I’ve learned in life is whatever you’ve gone through someone else is currently going through the same thing. I firmly believe that we don’t just go through troubles to strengthen ourselves, we also go through them to help the next person. Anytime I write I always remind myself “Ashanti write for you, and you’ll be able to relate to thousands.” In order to affect someone’s life you have to be able to relate to them. Since I knew not many people spoke of low self-esteem, I wanted to be the voice for many, I wanted to be able to speak for all the girls that were afraid to speak up, and I wanted to save them like blogging saved me. 

🌸Blogging gives me something to be happy about and look forward to. It has been keeping me out of trouble and helping me focus on the things that really matter in life. The effects that blogging has had on people around me motivates me to continue writing. Even though I used to hate the nights where I would stay up and type in my notepad, it lead to something bigger and greater. Without blogging, I don’t know where I would be, and I don’t want to find out; therefore, I will always be thankful that writing blogs saved my life.

Love,

Shanti 

P.S. Don’t forget to tell yourself “Love You Self!”

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58 thoughts on “Blogging Saved My Life🌸

  1. “One thing that I’ve learned in life is whatever you’ve gone through someone else is currently going through the same thing. I firmly believe that we don’t just go through troubles to strengthen ourselves, we also go through them to help the next person.” You have such a beautiful heart and such an awesome purpose for your blog, Ashanti!
    All the best to your blog! May it continue to strengthen you as you strengthen other people!

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  2. I have to admit I was surprised when I read this post. The reason is that when I got to your blog the first thing I thought is, “Wow! She’s a beautiful girl!” It’s funny how differently we sometimes see ourselves compared to how others see us.
    The concept of your blog is wonderful. It says so much about you that you want to help other young women. I pray you go on blogging!
    And thank you for following The Comfortable Coop!

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  3. First of all, thank you so much for following my blog – I am honored. Second, I am soooo glad you decided to blog – and share your feelings with the blogosphere. You are sure to help others who feel the same way. And you are a lovely young woman! Believe in yourself!

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  4. Journaling saved my life. I started journaling when I went to college in 1978. I thought I had a grasp of who I was, but college created more oprions of who I could be, letting go the sheltered suburbia my identity grew from. My journal was a place I could explore and try to figure myself out. Big difference between words never to see another set of eyes and publishing for the world.
    Writing definitely saved my life.

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  5. I’ve found the blogging community to be very supportive and nurturing place to be, filled with like minded people. So I’m not surprised that blogging has worked for you. Connecting with people, even if through the internet is very important.
    Thanks for the follow and may you continue to love your blog!

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  6. So glad you found an outlet to share your thoughts and feelings. When we aren’t afraid to write our deepest truth, we are always surprised by how many other people can relate. What we all have in common is the human experience with all its myriad variations. Thank you for following Beauty Along the Road.

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  7. Wow, such mature words! You have learned a lot about the world and people through blogging, and that’s wonderful! Yes, I believe God never gives us more than we can handle, and you saying we are given it to help others is so true! Very wise. All the best!

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  8. I know what you mean by low self-esteem. I’ve had it all my life, no matter what I accomplish. But hang in there. Be proud of anything you do that’s good — and don’t be so hard on yourself. I’m not sure there is ever perfection! Thanks for following Oh, the Places We See. And best wishes for good times always while blogging! Rusha Sams

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  9. This is such a beautiful post. I understand where you’re coming from but I think finding different outlets to express yourself, like blogging, can feel super rewarding. I just started blogging hoping to learn more about myself and this post made me feel like, “hey there’s someone like me out there.” So thanks, sending you good vibes.

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  10. Shanti,
    Thank you for sharing. I too am a blogger and would like follow you on here. I can not wait to read more of your posts keep up the hard work and I will read more of your blogs.
    Heather Kendall

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