I’ve seen this question posted on just about every blog out there in the universe. Why do you blog? (As a side note, when did ‘blog’ become a verb? It’s like asking, why do I book? Or, do you guys want to hang out later and television? Maybe afterward we can beer and food).
But I’ll roll with it (I’m part of the generation that invented words like tweet and Yolo, which I use in conversation. But don’t tell anybody).
So. Why do you blog? I guess I created this blog and post on it regularly because everyone said that if you’re a writer, it’s what you’re supposed to do. That’s a great answer, right? No. It’s not. But it’s also only the beginning of the story. The truth is I would never have decided to make a blog page, name it, give it a theme, and post on it because I just simply had to do it. Is that how anybody gets into blogging? Why do I keep asking all of these questions in the middle of my post?
I started blogging because I was supposed to, but I continue because I like to. Writing blog posts for others to see keeps me accountable. If I’m writing short stories or a book, I could write a word a day and nobody would ever know whether or not I was making progress. Here, people can see whether or not I’m writing. This blog has 290 followers, 289 more than I thought it would (my mom would obviously read it even if the world was exploding), and you all make me feel that if I don’t post something I’m letting somebody, somewhere, down. And that isn’t a burden for me. I genuinely like it.
So I keep on posting. And posting gets me into a writing mood. Being in a writing mood makes me eat… uh, write. Makes me write. Writing makes me feel good about myself and makes me happy, which is important. So I guess I’m saying that I blog because it makes me happy. I think that there are worse reasons to do something.
Why do all of you post on your blogs? Do you do it regularly? Do you like being semi-accountable? Has your reason for blogging changed since you began? Do people enjoy being bombarded with four part questions?