Million-Dollar Question: Why Do I Blog?

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Daily Prompt: Million-Dollar Question  — Why do you blog? 

I’ve read a lot of bloggers’ answers to this question, and they range from ‘I can’t not write’ to educating the public on a certain topic, to therapy.  All in all, a wide range of good, valid reasons.

Since I’m fairly new to the blogosphere, I don’t know if I really have a direct, complete answer.  I think my answer is, “I’m still finding out.”  I started Stuck On Zero at the urging of a friend who thought I had a voice that needed to be heard.  I’m thankful for that encouragement.

Like most of the bloggers I’ve seen so far, I’ve been writing since I was young, and I have entertained thoughts of novels and poetry and short-story compilations.  I have dreamed of seeing my name on the spine of a book.  People tell me, and I believe, that I have a gift.  I want to share it with you.

But really, I don’t write for you.  I write for me.  I like the sound of my own voice — my own writing style.  I like choosing the perfect word or polishing a phrase for perfect nuance.  I’m peevish and moody and emotional, and I like doing this because it’s my words, my phrases, my emotions, my self.  Like it or not, in this case it is all about me.  I’ll never get rich, but I may make some friends.  And I’ll say what I think and write what I feel, and it will give me satisfaction.

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9 thoughts on “Million-Dollar Question: Why Do I Blog?”

  1. Hear hear! Speech speech! Oui oui! Yes, blog! I kinda have the same feelings in that I feel the urge to put words out there in such a way as to paint a picture. However, if I were to begin a blog now, I may never get anything done. I enjoy reading what the common person has to say as well as the erudite among us. Both cause me to think, to reflect, to smile, tostep back and take a deep breath. Thank you for your blog. I am enjoying it immensely.

    1. Thanks! I agree that writing the posts does take time out of your day, and when you follow other blogs, and try to keep up with their posts, it can be quite time consuming. But it gives me great satisfaction, as well.
      Thank you for the compliment — I am so glad you enjoy it!

  2. That’s why I blog too…It’s a way to get out what I feel but it’s also nice to read other blogs and learn things about them as well… If I happen to write something someone likes it’s a bonus…. Diane

  3. Agreed, Diane! It’s primarily for my own satisfaction, but if other folks like what I put out there, it’s icing on the cake. I do enjoy reading other blogs and learning from them, too. There are some really terrific blogs out there, and I haven’t even scratched the surface!

  4. Kudos on your honesty! I think you actually know why you write better than most people! Please keep writing so that we can keep reading 🙂

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