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Welcome to Behind the Blogs, where we take a moment to get to know the blogger behind the keyboard. Today our interview is with Karie Fugett who writes the blog Being the Wife of a Wounded Marine. Her blogging story is a unique one.
Karie is 23 years old and lives in Alabama. She’s married to an injured service member which consumes most of her time. “He is almost ready to medically retire which means back to the real world… whatever that means.” Her blog serves as a diary of her experiences. Enjoy.
1) What inspired you to start blogging?
I started blogging because I needed an outlet. Nobody in my life completely understood I was going through and it left me with overflowing emotions and nowhere to direct them. A friend of mine introduced me to blogging a year ago and really it’s been a saving grace for me. Sometimes it is all I have.
2) How do you continue to find inspiration and ideas for blog posts? Do you find it hard to share your experiences?
My life is pretty insane all the time so it’s easy for me to have something to write about. In the end, though, my husband is my inspiration in everything, including my blogs, intentionally or not. There are times it is hard to share my experiences. Usually writing them isn’t so bad. I try to forget people even read it and just write. However, I’ve been working on a few projects and it has caused me to have to recall a few really difficult things. I had never gone back and read some of the things I had written in the past. Actually reading them again was very emotional for me.
3) How has blogging helped you deal with your situation?
My blog is my one friend that doesn’t get sick of me talking. It has really served as a great counselor and has been the best listener I could ask for.
4) What advice would you provide for people facing hard times that are looking to start a blog?
Don’t write to please others. Write for yourself or you won’t get anything out of it.
5) One unique fact that your readers don’t know about you?
Geez, I feel like they know everything about me…. Um, I’ve never finished an essay because I never thought they were good enough. So it’s kind of funny I blog at all…