My dad has asked me a couple of times “Why do people blog?”
I am certain there are numerous reasons–to share our stories, to practice our writing, to have our voices heard, to make money: it’s a job for some, to promote a cause-business-sport, to rant, to chant, to lament, to laugh, to think out loud. Maybe just because we can.
Some blogs have a distinctive format, while my voice tends to alter tones depending what I am writing about: my thoughts, my book/ film/museum reviews, places I have been, my family, my hobbies, my diatribes (not too often), my photographs, and daily happenings.
It’s been an amusing and educational journey with some of the people I have spoken with online, comments from strangers on my site, conversations friends have started with me about certain posts including some who I didn’t know were aware of my blog, and visits to other blogs.
What’s missing? More photos, perhaps. Some days I have many page views, some almost none, but I am learning so much about myself and the world around me, the tiny details that used to pass me by, that I will continue this exploration longer. I would be interested in hearing others’ thoughts on blogging–and my blog–as well. C