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?