Why I Blog
So, Friday night I was asked why I blog and, more specifically, why I ask/request/tell my good friend Kate to read it. I think I might know why.
In a time where everyone has their own pulpit to preach from, I want my own too. I'm not going to get a TV show to talk about what I think, what I wear (or want to, more realistically), any ideas I have...Blogs are cheap, lasting mirrors. A way for me to see myself and express interests in things I couldn't/wouldn't in daily discourse.
That's why I blog. Why I ask people to read it and comment is because, I, like many people I know, thrive on intereaction with other people and especially on their thoughts about my ideas and me.
It's a little ego centric, I suppose. It's also an exercise in creativity. And I like it. And I contribute by reading others' blogs and commenting there, so I'm participating in a community, albeit an electronic one.
Conclusion: I am no longer attached to whether any reads my blog or not, I just prefer it if they/you do!