Why do we blog?

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?

Cheers

Steve 🙂

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  1. Definitely agree with you that seeking validation is a big part of it! I started blogging because I wanted to share what I had learned about storytelling through my experience with D&D and also to encourage females of all ages to start running the game.

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    1. Hi Girl DM! I like the sharing aspect of blogging. I’m know not everyone is a fan of poetry but I like it when people respond positively about my writing. I don’t live for validation, but it sure is nice lol. And I love D&D 🙂

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  2. You’re right on there.
    Personally I blog to connect with others of similar mind. For myself. And also because I want to make a (positive) impact on the world around me. Now, I won’t do that much face-to-face… but I can reach more people this way. I hope. If I can change the heart and mind of even twenty people, well, that would make me very happy and satisfied.

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    1. Hi Tara! Yep, social networking and connection is a huge part of blogging. I like inspiring others as well, and I’ve provided advice and information to a number of bloggers about blogging via email (not that I’m an expert but they asked lol). For a person suffering from mental health issues, it’s a positive boost to my self esteem and I like to help people, even if I don’t get the opportunity to meet them face-to-face. 🙂

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  3. I’m very very new at blogging but I love to write. Im also a social worker so I try to encourage and empower others to make positive changes in their lives. I’ve written a few short stories in the past but never let anyone read them, ha! I’m hopeful that blogging will help break the ice a little and improve my confidence.

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