The majority of blogs that I seem to follow, along with my peers, revolve around fashion, art, celebrities, music and humor. Blogs are great for that reason, there are so many of them that it's impossible to not find one to obsess over. But blogs are great for a lot of other reasons too. They can serve as an outlet for people who find themselves to be an outcast amongst their peers, or a way for people from all over the world to connect over a common interest.
For others, it could be a way for a parent of a child with cancer to express their feelings, fears and advice. For a long time, I've been thinking about a career in the health care field, especially after readings these blogs. One particular blog I follow, Rockstar Ronan, is written by Maya Thompson, the mother of a 4 year old little boy who died of a form of cancer called Neuroblastoma. Through her blog, she has built a large following. Taylor Swift wrote a song named after Ronan and performed it at a Stand Up 2 Cancer event. Maya has even created a charitable foundation called the Ronan Thompson foundation which donates money towards Neuroblastoma research, successfully completed a petition to turn The White House gold (color for childhood cancer), is in the process of writing a book, and is slowly building the foundation for a Neuroblastoma center. All through the power of her blog and her words.
A blog isn't just for posting pictures of cats or the latest trends. Blogs can go so far as to change lives.