Blogging is a weird thing. It just sounds weird. Blogging. It kinda sounds like a word you’d use to describe someone who is ill. “Oh, she’s blogging. Poor dear.” Or “Ewww! He just blogged! So gross.” I’m reminded of a friend who ends many a verbose conversation with “It was like I had verbal diarrhea; I just couldn’t shut up!” (OK, so maybe that really IS gross.)
If you think about it, that’s really what blogging is, isn’t it? Expelling your thoughts. Your feelings. Your words. Your opinions. Maybe some facts. You want to share something of interest to you with someone who shares that interest. And what better way to do that than through blogging? Blogging brings the entire world—or at least the possibility of the entire world—to your kitchen table. Your couch. Your bed. You can come and go as you please. You can ramble. You can be researched. You can be artistic. You can be sadistic. You can be short. Long. Exciting. Tiresome. Witty. Hopefully, witty.
From looking around at various blog-starting sites, I’d wager that most everyone and his (and probably her) brother, mother, cousin, hair stylist and pet hamster has a blog. Everyone has something to say about something. In fact, these days, when someone says something of interest to another individual, an almost given response is: “That’s really interesting. Have you ever considered starting your own blog?” Inevitably, the person replies, “Why no, do you think I should? I mean, do you think people would really be interested in what I have to say?” “Absolutely!” is the reply—genuine or not. “I find it very interesting, and I’m sure others would too.”
And that’s the truth. No matter what your interest, someone (somewhere out there) will find what you have to say pretty interesting. The trick to blogging is doing so because YOU find something really interesting. Because at the end of the day, whether 2,976 people read your blog or no one reads your blog, YOU pretty much blog for yourself. Unless you have 2,976 people reading your blog and those 2,976 people are telling others about your blog or you are getting paid to blog, in which case you probably also blog for other reasons. But, I digress.
At the end of the day, blogging is another outlet for expressing more of me. Another way to share my randomness.
As if I really needed another avenue. Or another reason.