Today's topic: Why and when did you start blogging?
I stumbled into blogging, not really knowing what it was. I was online collecting ideas for our upcoming wedding and a friend has a blog to collect links and things. I thought that was kind of neat, so I signed up for one. Then promptly neglected it for about 6 months. At that point, we were moving 6 hours away from our college friends, so I started blogging as a way to keep up with them. This was in 2005. I found the process of writing to be extremely helpful/therapeutic so it stuck. : )
In 2006, I was selling cards on Etsy and the other sellers suggested using blogs as a marketing tool, so I started this one as a way to do just that. In 2009, when I shut down my Etsy store, this blog evolved into a purely personal blog covering sewing, baking, cooking, photography, books, and sort of whatever else caught my interest.
In 2010, I started The Dining Dragon for restaurant reviews. 2.5 years later, I'm still at it. : )