Why Do You Blog?

Recently I was asked the question, “Why do you blog?”

I’ve thought a lot about that.

For me, blogging is a tool to do what I’ve already been doing, better. For most of my life I’ve been doing stuff like keeping a journal, recording piano and flute improv pieces, making funny tape recordings, drawing cartoons, writing articles and stories. Now I have a place I can put it all. Not only that, but I now have a means to share it, and organize it, and broadcast it.

I suppose I’m a bit of a mutt blogger. I don’t have one subject. I’m an author, musician, dad, (wannabe) comedian, photographer, (hobby) cook, and religious fanatic. I can’t, CAN’T keep to one topic. If I had time to keep 5 or 6 blogs I would (tried it – what a joke).

I’ve fought myself on this. Everything I read says keep a FOCUS. I’ve tried and failed over and over and over. So I’ve finally given up and decided: you know what? This is me. I want my blog to be the real me. I love doing so many things. If that ruins my SEO, so be it. I didn’t start blogging for search engines. I have websites that can deal with those. My blog is me.

My hope is that I can use my blog to connect with you.

So how about you? If you have a blog, why do you do it? What’s your motivation?

3 Replies to “Why Do You Blog?”

  1. This is a good post. It makes me think about why I blog and what I want to change about why I blog. I don’t like why I blog since basically I just blog to sell my art. That’s just so not good enough for me which is probably why I so rarely update. I’m going to think about why I’d really like to blog and change my blog to that. Thanks for the great post.

  2. Great post,.. For me, I do blogging because I easily forget about things,… At least at the end of the day, I would review all the things that happened during the whole day and write it down..

    I also blog because I like it, because I want to interact with different people,.. My motivation are those people who comments and loved my post,..

    It makes my blog a bit interesting,.. and it would make me happy..

    Thanks for this really great post,. It made me realize.. thanks again.. Take care

  3. Great comment, Kent. I forget a lot too, and it’s so fun to go back and read things that happened in the past, and be reminded of experiences that would have been lost in time if we hadn’t written them.

    I also like the interactivity of blogging, and being able to talk with people on the Internet about various subjects.

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