blogito ergo sum

Anonym00kie posed a question on one of her posts. Why do we blog?

I was thinking of the same question myself; why did I start blogging? It started by accident: I wanted to post a comment on a friend's blog ( I had never read a blog before, believe it or not) and I discovered that I have to register. That's it in a nutshell (why is it always a 'nutshell'? why can't it be, say, a pea-pod?). Once I had the address, I discovered that I needed to express myself. There were ideas and theories and passions which I needed to air.
Then, once I started, I couldn't stop. It was as if a plug had been unstoppered, and all (most) (actually, some) of my pent-up feelings and thoughts came spewing, er, pouring out.
I agree somewhat with Mookie's idea that the breakdown of the family is a contributing factor, especially the extended family. Surrounded by aunts, uncles, grandparents, a child could often find one someone who would listen. A blog is like an online diary; it's confiding in your grandmother. So all of you are my grandmother (but much younger of course). Thank you for being there.

Comments

Keliata said…
HI. This is my first time visiting your blog. The last line on this post is perhaps the nicest reason I have read on the topic of why do we blog.

Why do I maintain a blog? Part is to communicate with friends, but also for selfish reasons--it's an outlet for me--a place where I can express myself without any censorship whatsoever. A rabbi recommended that I start a blog, actually.

Will it win blog of the year or get lots of feed back? Nope. In general I only have about two or three regular visitors. But I respect and look forward to what they have to say.
Lady-Light said…
Thank you for your comment. The funny thing is, I started to express myself on topics that I am very passionate about, but it has developed into something more: I feel a connection with people I don't even know, just because they care enough to visit and comment (if they don't comment how can I know they were there, besides reading the sitemeter?!). It's as if my family has E-X-P-A-N-D-E-D to include those thousands, er, two or three bloggers who visit my site. I love it, and thank you (& them) for it!
Lady-Light said…
BTW, I tried going to your site ( as I do with most commenters), but there was nothing there, and your profile was not for public viewing. But I thought you said a Rabbi suggested that you start a blog?

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