Day 8: Why blog? Why do you or why do you like to blog (recognizing that these are not always the same thing)?
Another easy question…or at least one that doesn’t take an overly large amount of thinking. I blog, because I love writing. I get behind a lot. Let’s face it. It’s December 18th, and I’m writing the entry for the 8th day of this writing challenge. I’m not always up-to-date with my writing, but I like to think of it as having very flexible deadlines.
I write to escape sometimes, and blogging helps with that escape process. Knowing that there’s always someone out there reading what I have to say. It’s not really about the fact that I know I have an audience. It’s about the fact that I know I’m escaping in my writing and possibly help someone else escape by having something to read. It doesn’t have to be a huge escape. Maybe it’s a short break in the day. Writing helps me to shrug off the weight of a long day (or week, month, year, etc.).
I write to keep writing. That might not make perfect sense unless you’re me, but if you’ve spent anytime in a writing class, literature class, or heard any author talk about their writing, you know that to keep writing is a daily process. Great writers write everyday, and it’s my goal to be at least a good writer someday. I’d love to have something that I’ve written floating around on the bookshelves of Barnes & Noble someday.
Sometimes, I write to inspire. I’m a people person. I thrive on interactions with out people (for the most part. Every once in a while, I retract, but that’s because I’m hugely introverted). That’s why I post quotes on Facebook. I didn’t author those quotes, but they inspired me, so I post them in hopes of inspiring someone else.
I have a lot of reasons for writing. It’s my passion.