Why do we blog?

Writing

I read at least 4 blogs today. Each one felt insecure, unsure if they had anything to write about, and worried whether anyone would even want to read anything they had to say. First of all, the blog should be for YOU. When I started, it was to have a place to rant if I got frustrated with what was going on. My blog was to write about my thoughts about a bad week, or something that happened to me that touched my soul. My blog is for ME. I like to write. I am a private person, so if I choose to share publicly, it probably won’t be anything I would not share to people in person. You have to remember, what gets posted online anywhere, will be eventually seen by people you don’t know. So don’t share what you wouldn’t want everyone to know. My blog is also for me to practice writing. It is to learn how to say something interesting to me in a concise way, practicing putting words together. My goal is not to impress world leaders, or move mountains. My goal is to have fun and to use this as an outlet or sounding board if that is what I need on any given day. I never ever thought about how many readers I could get to read my blog. I just wanted to post a few times a week about whatever. My blog began with political ranting and news items and now, it is about what touches me. Sometimes I get ideas from reading other people’s blogs. There is no pressure to succeed here. There is no pressure to perform. We get that at work. This is relaxation. This should be enjoyable. Use this medium for YOU. Don’t let it turn into a ball and chain! Just have fun! If you want some new readers to read your blog, then start reading other blogs. When you find one that is interesting or makes you laugh…”like” it and subscribe to it. They will probably check you out and subscribe to yours. Keep writing, keep reading, keep subscribing, and soon you will have followers. And by reading the way others write and blog, you will learn and improve your own writing. A win/win situation! Just have fun. And don’t feel bad when those feelings of insecurity pop up from time to time. All of us “creative people” are emotionally sensitive. That’s why we are so cool! LOL

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About estherlou

My husband and I married in 1970. I am the mother of 2 and grandmother to 5. I am a retired wedding cake decorator. I like watching Netflix on the Wii. I am catching up on all of the old tv shows I missed when they were on prime time! Right now though, I am reading and writing blogs, watching tv, making jewelry and rosaries, selling in my Etsy store and playing solitaire. I am home bound and add in my physical therapy exercises to my daily routine. I will blog about my progress or anything that catches my attention at that moment. See you around and thanks for stopping by!
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8 Responses to Why do we blog?

  1. Harnew says:

    I blog because I have a vision. A vision of controlling young people’s thought processes.

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  2. jdhays says:

    I wouldn’t pay much attention to snarky comments from a blogger who obviously does such a poor job of it. Keep on keepin’ on!

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    • Harnew says:

      “poor Job.” 30 subscribers in one month, nearly 4,000 hits and critical praise…wouldn’t call that “poor.” And what I am doing is not blogging Ms. Snarky

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      • Whoa guys.
        We are not squabbling preschoolers. Calm down. Both of you need to be a little less self-absorbed here. No insulting, no boasting. Don’t ruin a perfectly good post with drama.

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  3. This made me think about what I do with my own blog.
    In mine, I try to show the world as I see it (hence “Looking Through My Eyes”) but I don’t really try to influence people. I’m an okay writer, but somehow I manage to turn everything I write into a persuasive essay or a heartwrenching story. It’s a little disturbing actually, but I try.
    I have to point out something about your post . You said “I am a private person, so if I choose to share publicly, it probably won’t be anything I would not share to people in person. You have to remember, what gets posted online anywhere, will be eventually seen by people you don’t know. So don’t share what you wouldn’t want everyone to know.” I am also a very private person, but I completely disagree with the latter statement. The reason I blog is that I need to tell someone I don’t know about myself, so they will never be able to see me in person and judge me by physical appearances. I’d rather let people get to know me as a soul rather than a person.
    But that’s just me.

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