Why do we blog?

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Why do we blog?

Why do I blog?  I really like the community aspect of it, of getting comments and interacting with fellow writers.  I love to read your work, as well…and comment, to let you know I’m connecting with what you’ve written.  When I first started out I concentrated on follower count, but I’ve come to realize that it is the deeper connections with the individuals that means more than simply how many subscribers I have.

I blog to simply keep writing, as it is always easy to let life get in the way and let the writing slide.  Here I can write poetry, short stories, intros to possible longer pieces, and in any genre, and you will be there to give me feedback.  Feedback is the best!

I know that I should also start writing a book.  My father would always ask if I’m doing any writing for myself, outside of blogging, and I haven’t so far.  Coming to you with the posts I’ve written is my way of keeping my connection to writing, to say that I am still here and I am a writer.  Reading your work not only teaches me new styles of writing, as before I started blogging I would never had tried either poetry or memoir writing, and it also gives me strength to continue on.  We are all on the same path and when I read and connect with you it is me smiling at you as we walk along this path together.

Now…why do you blog?

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10 thoughts on “Why do we blog?

  1. My previous attempts at blogging were sadly to try to get somewhere, to help others yes… but I always wanted something. After quitting 10 blogs/websites I came to the realization that it was time to talk responsibility for my life and finally change. So I started my final blog- for me. I write to help myself change into the version I see when I close my eyes.
    I’m not following a schedule, I’m not chasing subscribers- I am simply working on myself.
    Which oddly enough is actually attracting people- which is exciting because a community of like minded people would be amazing.

    That’s why I blog now.

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  2. I’ve never blogged to get followers and it does bother me when I see those who do. I blog because I always have, kind of, before blogs were called blogs and during the 14 year depression, writing and photography saved my life. Literally. Simple as that for me.

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  3. I’m an undiagnosed, high functioning bipolar II, well…self-diagnosed. It’s made me very sensitive to emotional situations and to the emotional state of others. I definitely use writing as catharsis, though I wouldn’t say it saved my life, but I would say it’s given me a life truly worth living.
    I was a photography enthusiast for a long time, even taking a couple semesters in college, but I miss darkroom work and haven’t been nearly into it as film was fazed out. I do miss it sometimes.

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