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.