So I decided to join 20 Something Bloggers. I’m looking forward to meeting other bloggers, reading their blogs, learning, commenting, etc.
I’ve been thinking about blogging a lot lately. I used to blog on Blogger.com. I actually had kind of forgotten about my old blog until I started getting ready to start a new one. I went back to Blogger.com for a bit to look at creating a blog there (although I eventually, obviously, decided to just do one here at WordPress). And lo and behold, I found my old blog. I first started writing it in July 2004, so I was newly 19. I had just learned about blogging and apparently had decided to jump in full force. Right before 2007 started, I moved to keeping a blog at my MySpace page. That’s where the in-between blog was. And now I’m starting right back here.
Blogging is an interesting phenomenon. Why is that we write? For so many of us, it’s therapeutic. It’s a way to get things out and express ourselves. For some of us, it’s a way to help keep friends/family updated on our lives. And for others of us, it’s a way to meet new people. I’m always surprised and honored when people I don’t even know stop by to read my blog and comment. And I admit, I love finding new blogs that I can read.
But I think there’s more to it than those things listed above. There’s something about putting our lives out there for people to see. Whether it’s a whole picture of your life or just a part of you that you like sharing, we all want to share our story. We want to connect with others. We want to see life happen and show life happening. As I ended my piece of scratch fiction Friend Request on my writing blog: “No one’s life should be invisible.”
I think blogging is, in part, our way of making sure someone can witness our story.
For you other bloggers…why do you blog?