This is a question I’m asked a lot. I can try my best to explain why I blog, but I’ll never be able to answer it completely and into its fullest density mostly because even I, the blogger, can’t even fully answer that question for myself.
Some people frown upon blogging, and then others look at blogging as a bad thing because of the people who despise it. Is it the idea? Is it the “lack of privacy”? Is it because they find it to not be safe?
Those who don’t understand blogging probably never will. I could write a ten-page essay on why I blog, and someone who despises blogging the most still wouldn’t like it. I don’t think anyone can truly like blogging – or even the idea of blogging – until they get into the activity themselves (and even then their thoughts and opinions may not even change for the better or worse).
I blog because I like to get my thoughts out. There are other people in this world who can make as big of a mess as I can, who have been through similar things, who are going through what I am going through and who have the same hopes and dreams I have (even if they aren’t exactly alike). Then there are the people who live in foreign places and discuss back and forth with someone else how things they have are quite different from everyone else’s because they live in separate countries1. I blog because I can go many places without ever having to leave the USA2
There is just too much to blogging to write all down. I feel as though I could go on and on and on about why I blog.
With my words, I could either sway or stray someone’s thoughts about teen pregnancy or adoption just on my views of them – in just one [or two] simple blog entries. To be honest, I don’t understand why Internet activities such as tweeting and playing Facebook applications are not frowned upon like blogging and/or having a website and loving to be able to design the layouts and such. It’s a really hard hobby to find the courage to talk about (which is why I don’t really like talking about it).
Honestly, I would rather be an avid blogger than have any of these odd and seemingly awkward hobbies…
This post will most likely be continued at a much later date than this month.