Why Blog?

Why am I blogging? Do I have something to say, or do I just like the idea of having something to say? Do I need to speak or do I need to be heard (even if I have nothing to say)? Do I need to make my mark before I die? Maybe I’m blogging to give something for people to read at my funeral, so they can say, “Man, he had something to say.”

Maybe I blog to imagine myself connected to the world. Maybe I blog to create self-identity (I blog, therefore I am). Maybe I blog to avoid other tasks. Do I want to prove to myself that my brain isn’t deteriorating and that I can still spout original-sounding thoughts (blogging as a way to stave off senescence)?

If I blogged just to create wordy art, I wouldn’t care about how many hits I get, but I do. So maybe I am a performer who craves attention. Maybe I should join a blogging improv troupe.

Maybe I blog because cyberspace holds out the promise of permanence, and I want to be part of the human record. Maybe I want to be appreciated by someone who understands me exactly, and my chances are better if I send my messages out to nearly random people all over the place.

Maybe it’s the urge to create. Perhaps its a desire to get my ideas out there before anyone else thinks of the same ideas and takes all the credit. Maybe it’s to be a part of the world of technology, a member of the Digital Class, an iPerson. Now I’m just trying to sound clever again.

I suspect my motivations are many. I blog to entertain myself; I blog to feel like I’m contributing something. Sometimes I blog because I have something to say, and sometimes I blog because I want to have something to say.

Why do you read blogs?

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10 Responses to Why Blog?

  1. Doreen Van Assen says:

    I read this blog because it is entertaining, free press, thought provoking, unique ideas not heard of from anywhere else.

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  2. Jimmy says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I enjoy your entries and look forward to many more..
    Jimmy

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  3. Jinet says:

    I like to read blogs because I travel… with the writers… I put myself in their shoes and think WiSELY.

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  4. maria says:

    I read you blog because you have a sort of uppy cynism. Down to earth and not disapointing. Also you’re funny.

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  6. I also do not know why I blog but it gives me Gratification + Satisfaction.

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