Meet Maxie a Blogoholic

June 30, 2008 at 6:46 am 7 comments

Today’s guest blogger is Maxie, author of I Hate So Much and member of Twenty Something Bloggers. We’re both taking part in the 20somethingbloggers’ Big Blog Swap. Special thanks to Ben Boudreau for organizing this event and thanks to Maxie for her guest post.

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Hi everyone! My name is Maxie and I normally write at I Hate So Much… but for today, the day of the 20 something bloggers swap, I’ll be writing here. I don’t really write about any certain topic on my blog, but for this switch I will be writing about what Stephanie usually writes about– Social Networks and other Internet related matters. This is perfect for me because I’m basically a slave to the social networks of the Internet. The thing I’m a slave to the most? My blog.

Some people may not think of blogging as a social networking tool, but I think it’s the most powerful of them all. When I started blogging it was just as an outlet for my every day thoughts. I never imagined that anyone would want to read it, let alone subscribe to it. The more people read my blog, the more I wrote. I would go and read my commenters’ blogs and give them my feedback and thoughts on what they had written. Even though blogging started as a solitary activity, it turned into much more.

I’ve been blogging for a little over 6 months and I’ve built many friendships with people I’ve met through my blog. My summer is filled with trips with bloggers, blogger meetups, and the prospect of writing about all of it on the place where it all began. My own place on the internet that has turned into much, much more.

For me blogging isn’t just a way to let out your feelings and talk to others– it changes everything. It changes the way I look at things, how I observe situations, and even my plans for the future. It has changed my life in huge ways and I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything (other than maybe a billion dollars.) 😉

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  • 1. Amanda.  |  June 30, 2008 at 8:06 am

    Amen! to that miss
    Guest Blogger, Maxie!

  • 2. Ben  |  June 30, 2008 at 8:13 am

    Good call! I’ve had some feedback asking why people guest blog or blog swap. I think you’ve got it right on. To build community, to meet new bloggers and to connect with people doing the same thing as you. How else do you learn and grow as a blogger and as a person?

    Thanks Stephanie for the shout-out, it was unnecessary but very kind of you 🙂

  • 3. i hate so much… » Why I Love Post-It Notes  |  June 30, 2008 at 9:47 am

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  • 4. Paula  |  June 30, 2008 at 11:24 am

    I am sooo with you on this – I never realised just how much I would get into blogging, but I loved it so much, I couldn’t give it up even when people found my old blog and tried to make my life hell because of it. It becomes an addiction, a way to vent your feelings, and in a lot of ways a best friend . . . and I feel like I’ve made so many friends because of it.

  • 5. stylishhandwriting  |  June 30, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Amen to this! I definitely agree with you. My blog has turned into something I never thought it would be, and that’s a good thing!

  • 6. Jessica  |  June 30, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    I love blogging even though it and Twittering has gotten me into some trouble. It’s totally helped me to meet awesome new people in Chicago and beyond – like you!!

  • 7. sforshner  |  July 10, 2008 at 5:06 am

    I totally agree, and I love the idea of the big blog swap, though I did miss the boat this time. Nice guest post Maxie!


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