Thursday, January 22
Because I have something to say, whether you want to read it or not. Ha.
But really, why do blogger's blog? For me, it's a social outlet that gets all these words out of my head. It gives me hope that maybe I can shut down at the end of the day. Lately, though, it's been a fight with the Zzzzz's because I'm thinking of what I could write about next.
Andrew Sullivans sums it up: "Blogging is therefore to writing what extreme sports are to athletics: more free-form, more accident-prone, less formal, more alive. It is, in many ways, writing out loud. You end up writing about yourself, since you are a relatively fixed point in this constant interaction with the ideas and facts of the exterior world. And in this sense, the historic form closest to blogs is the diary."
So if you're capable of having an hour long phone conversation with a friend, you can blog. Think about that last conversation, break it down into topics and you have blog posts. Forget the necessities of five sentences to a paragraph or writing a six page paper that you learned in High School. Write what you know. Write what you like. Write what you enjoy and have fun with it.
Cathy Larken writes: "Ignore the editor within who might want to sneer, “no one would read your writing.” That’s just the resistance that many writers have to deal with rearing it’s ugly head. Laugh at it, make faces, give it no power and it will get bored and go away."
Do things your way. Spread knowledge. Nothing is too small to write about if you are interested in it. You don't need to please anyone but yourself.
Why do you blog? If not, why haven't you yet?