Welll, guess who’s lost the urge to blog? Anywho, as I read and re-read a draft of a post I’ve been working on for a while, I began to wonder why I really blogged anyway. Is it because I just want to write for the heck of it? Or is it because I want to share my thoughts with the world (my 5 followers and a few FB friends)? Or, is it because I want people to applaud me and say, “Wow, you write really well!” or “Great stuff you wrote in that blog there!”.
Even as I write I’m still trying to figure out which one it is, or if it’s a combination of all three. I mean, I know I write really well (didn’t get my BA in English with an emphasis in Writing as a gift!) and sometimes recognition would be awesome. But, that’s also the reason I’m writing short stories and screenplays, which are still works in progress. Granted, I could submit my work to the Gleaner and Observer and wherever else, but I just don’t think that’s anything awesome. I used to write poetry back in college-mostly because I had to for class-and sometimes I thought of getting them published….well, when someone asked me why I haven’t done that yet. Even now I ponder about publishing….for a whole 10 seconds until my mind wanders off.
As for sharing my thoughts, that would certainly be a trip if I decided to lay out my thoughts as they came. I might actually try that for a future post. But what I really mean about sharing my thoughts is that I’d give my opinion on stuff. Stuff that I care about, or don’t care about for that matter….stuff that’s trending…once in a blue moon, stuff that makes the news. Because I’m really not a follower of the news. I only read the Classifieds in the paper and I’ll watch news on TV if….well, if the TV got stuck on the channel. So much for that.
So, I guess I really blog for the heck of it. With a slight need to be applauded. I guess. I don’t know.
So why do YOU blog anyway?