I’ve written before about how I started to blog but not so much what I get out of it.
I guess the short answer is that I enjoy the opportunity of sharing my thoughts and opinions with others. I particularly enjoy sharing my passions and blogging really is a great way to do that.
Although this blog is a general blog with no set agenda, one of the reasons I started it was to share my favourite photos, particularly pictures taken here in Tasmania. I love my adopted home state and I think it is beautiful. I also know that many people overseas don’t know a lot about Australia and in particular Tasmania. Some people are not sure whether it is even part of Australia. Tourists (remember them?) usually plan to visit the large cities, Sydney and Melbourne and places like Uluru, the Great Barrier Reef etc. Not so many find their way to Tasmania. If somebody learns a little more about Tasmania from reading this blog then I’m happy.
I spend a lot of time working on our doll blog. I don’t know many doll collectors personally and I am not often able to get to doll shows. Having this blog is the way that I can reach out to other collectors. I get enjoyment from sharing photos and information with them. Sharing information is a big part of why I started the blog. I want to help to preserve the knowledge that could be lost when my generation of collectors is gone. I also hope that doll blogs such as ours will be a resource and inspiration to collectors in the future. It is important to me that doll collecting should continue to be a popular hobby. It makes me sad when I hear of younger people throwing away dolls that belonged to their parents or grandparents because they don’t care about them. I want people to care.
Since Covid 19 came along and disrupted all our lives I also like to think that posting pretty pictures of dolls gives our readers a lift. I know it works for me.
To sum it up I guess that what makes me tick as a blogger is the need to educate others about the subjects that are important to me.