WHY BLOG AT ALL?

Why blog? Why do we blog? What are we trying to achieve? Who do we want to be heard by? Why?

All of us here in our WordPress world, blog, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this. But why do we do it? Why do we need our voice to be heard by potentially thousands of others, if not more, most of whom hardly know us or don’t know us at all. and yet, here we all are, on our own little laptops, iphones, whatever; in our own little offices/livingrooms/bedrooms/public space etc, etc. And most of us have no idea where in the world the person who hides themselves behind an avatar, lives. I daresay, we’re splattered all over this globe of ours! And who are we? Many of us choose to remain anonymous voices using the added phrase, ” names and places have been changed to protect the identities of others” (or of ourselves).

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What do we want to achieve by blogging? Many of us, including myself blog because they want ‘to get something off their chest’, air our opinion or have a good rant about something that is bugging us. Or maybe we are budding authors practicing our writing skills out on the public. Some of us blog competitively, to see how many followers we can trail behind us and have accompanying us on our journey. Others like to watch the ‘stats’ go up and gain great satisfaction if they can get more ‘hits’ than their neighbour. Many of us like to get ‘comments’ or at least some feedback for our efforts!

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Is blogging addictive? I know I find my blogging is. I look forward to the evening when I can settle down to try and think things through, decide (out of the million ideas whizzing around my brain), which to write about, decide whether i feel like being ‘artistic’ and add images to my blog in the hope of making it more appealing to the eye and to the reader.

Then comes spelling! Fortunately, most of us have the added bonus of spellcheck (without which, many mistakes would go unnoticed,( in my case, at least). Next comes grammar and punctuation! Personally, I know mine is far from perfect despite having achieved an A Level in English Language (although I was a dead loss at literature). I think I use commas and semicolons far too freely, and liberally scatter them all over my page,;,;,;,;,;,;,;!

My main problem is not wanting to stop once I get started! Many a night I have gone without sufficient sleep in order to complete my blog to my satisfaction. But then, I am never satisfied with what I have written; never thinking it worthwhile, of any interest to anybody else etc, etc. But then I have to stop and think that I am doing this for myself, not for the benefit of others but who am I kidding?!

As for tonight, I must stop gabbling on; add my title (which I always do last) and my tags. Now my finger hovers cautiously over that little blue button, knowing with one click my blog goes out there, out into the universe for one and all to see. Dare I? Do I? Shall I not, and trash the whole thing. Well, here goes anyway.Look out world, here I come!!………….

6 thoughts on “WHY BLOG AT ALL?

  1. Hi ellie I like this post. Its a good topic to write about. I know we’ve had to privatise our blog which is sad, and maybe we will be able to go public again soon when we take down certain pages. Its sad that it had to come to that at all. But with how our life was it did. But I love our little blog. A lot. Its grown on us all here in our system.

    1. Thanks for your comment. It’s good to be in touch again even though, as you say, maybe in a different way. I’m glad you, in your system are a little more settled. xxx.

  2. Great image, all of us around the world in various states of dress. I like to comment and get comments because over time it’s more like a conversation.

    1. Thanks, Revgerry. I like commentating too and I know what you mean about it being a conversation. I like to ‘just chat’ in my blog sometimes although I know sometimes my writing can be a little sombre.

  3. This is a great post Ellie 🙂

    And I think you’re doing really well with your blogging efforts — I mean sure, we all check the stats and wonder if when we log in whether we have more followers; but for as many different reasons for blogging as there are bloggers, I find the blogs that “touch” me the most are the ones that are meaningful to the blog authors. And I’m glad that I found your space – even if it’s sombre or dark sometimes, because if we remember one crucial thing – as survivors, it’s this: there is balance – darkness cannot exist without light.

    Sometimes the light may be just an ember, sometimes a spark, sometimes a full 4-alarm fire – but the great kind, mind – or shooting stars on a clear night – but the light is there – so keep on posting Ellie – and make this space *yours* – however you wish and envision it 🙂

  4. Thanks, Patricia, for your compliment, your understanding and for your encouragement to keep blogging and for making it my ‘space’ as your blog is your ‘space’ is too and I always look forward to reading your words. Love and Light to you, Ellie xxx 🙂

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