Why do we blog?
Some say it’s cathartic. Some say it encourages and develops us as writers. A creative outlet. Some say we do it for fun. To get in touch with like-minded souls. Some say they just need to vent—anger, tears, love and fears. Some say they want to inspire. To express their opinions. And some say their blog is only for them, that they don’t care what others think.
All of these things are true. But there’s another, underlying truth: we blog because we want validation. We want people to acknowledge our efforts. We want people to like us and our work. Let’s not fool ourselves. If we didn’t we would write private journals, rather than sharing everything publicly.
The blog is an amazing tool. We create, and in creating reach out to others, raise spirits, inspire and influence.
I’m so happy I started blogging. Without it I wouldn’t be who I am today. Maybe you wouldn’t be, either.
So, why do you blog?