Saturday, 9 January 2010

Why do I blog?

I have been asking myself this question for a few months. There have been times when I have wondered why I bother, but for reasons I find hard to explain, I'm drawn back to it. After giving it some thought this is what I've come up with.

1. It’s there when I want to talk and it doesn’t answer back.

2. It’s a bit like a message in a bottle – out there on the waves.

3. It helps me to keep a track on some stuff, focus and reflect.

4. It’s cathartic - cheap therapy.

5. It’s a sort of mingling of self with others, reaching out, making connections, invisible threads and stuff.

Assuming you do, then why do you blog?


hippymama said...

lol....I'm just about start blogging again!!

I'd say the same reasons... connecting/comunicating with others, therepy (sp) also I'm quite nosy!! lol and I guess its also an ego thing!! ;0)

the picture made me laugh!!

me said...

ooh...good question! :)
- for VICTORY!! ;0)

Actually, we started keeping a blog as a way for people we knew to be able to see what we were getting up to - especially C's dad and half brothers, but also other friends and family around the world.
I think also, that because I read quite a lot of blogs, it feels a bit more balanced if I write one too - slightly less nosey maybe! I like the sharing of ideas and information and support that goes on, particularly within home ed blogs.
And it's also a great way of keeping a record of what we do, and a nice thing to look back over together from time to time.
Mandy :)

Claire said...

Yes, I echo all of that :-)

Clare said...

I've been thinking about this too, as I often feel that I should spend less time on the computer and more time being "present"! I definitely count blogging as "me" time - while J and everyone are young and I know I shouldn't be doing too much that is academic with them yet, I can live out my fantasties of school days and curricula and new stationary by reading what everyone else is doing! lol. It's also such an amazing feeling being part of a community, even if it's online, when you're doing something sooooo different from the majority. You really give me a boost :)

Mam said...

Ummmm - I blog when the mood takes me, an urge to tell all!!

Claire said...

*You really give me a boost :)*

Awww, thanks Clare. That's a very good reason to blog :-)

I share your concerns about being on the computer. I tend to think of it like breaktime. I try to give the children my full attention for an hour or so but then I feel I need five minutes space. That's when I jump on the PC (which is temptingly in the playroom) and check email, blog etc. Then back to the children feeling refreshed for another stint at playing scrap yards with Miles or helping Hermione who is now spending half her life stewing over recipe books having seen Come Dine With Me *sigh*.