Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Why do I blog?

Sometimes I wonder why I blog.  I've been doing this for nearly 7 years now and I don't really have anything terribly witty or relevant or inspiring to say.  I haven't put any effort into increasing my traffic (although I do love you, sweet readers) or followed any of the rules of blogging (yes, there are rules to  blogging).  I don't solicit sponsors to make money, I have nothing to sell or promote.

So why do I do this, if not for the reasons that many people blog?  I guess to me, this is an online journal. I've always kept a written journal, dating back to when I was a little girl.  Eventually my journals became more visual (that's when my scrapbooking started) and I started to abandon writing down what I was feeling.  I found my journals were starting to become a bit of a downer, as the only time I wrote was when I had something to get off of my chest.

Then I went to India for 6 months.  I found that it was easier for me to communicate with a bunch of people via the Internet.  I used a website called Xanga, and it was a VERY basic blogging site.  Like, shoe cans and string type blogging.  But it served its purpose and allowed me to share my adventures with people that I cared about.

Then my dad passed away.  I had a lot to say.  A lot of emoting going on there.  I wanted to do something in an easier environment, so I moved to Blogger.  It's been good, I like it here.  I am thinking of making the switch to Typepad, but we'll see.

I guess the point of this post is that there is no 'why' as to my blogging.  I just do it because it's become a part of my routine, an online journal that I can reference when I want to.  It's given me the opportunity to meet people I never would have met (either virtually or in real life).

I don't have a ton of followers.  I don't get a ton of comments.  It's ok.  I'll be here anyway, and I hope you will be too.



sandi said...

stay with your blogging , i love to read it. love mom

The Embroidery Chick said...

I'm here!!!