What are the Top 3 reasons why you blog?
I’ve only just started blogging. My reasons for starting are spelled out here. Here are the reasons I keep doing it:
3. My readers. I’m gaining a few regular readers who aren’t family, don’t know the players involved personally, but still are interested in what’s going on in our lives. It’s weird, because I didn’t start blogging in order to be read. But every time I get a comment from a name I don’t recognize, or see a face I don’t know in the “followers” section, my heart skips a beat. It means someone out there is thinking of us, sharing our struggles, rejoicing in our joys. Just knowing that does serve to keep me going.
2. My family . Many of my family members are out of the state, don’t know what’s going on in my life, and need a way to keep it touch. While I try to send emails, and have tried websites in the past, spewing random blogs seems to be working for now as a way to keep them appraised. There is so much going on that it’s easier this way.
1. My Sanity. The number one reason I blog is still the same as it was when I started. I have too much going on … and too much is negative. Blogging gives me a way to focus on the good things, and to let go of the bad things. It relieves stress. It makes me smile. It’s great that others like it, it’s great my family can see it, but I’d still do it if none of that were true.
Blogging helps me survive … straight up.