Mon tagged me a while back and after much in-depth soul-searching and tapping on the subliminal part of my grey matter, I came up with these reasons…
- Baring Private Thoughts Publicly.
As an extrovert, I feel better putting my thoughts out there and having people giving feedback on them rather than keeping a private journal and feel like I am talking to a wall. Of course there are still some things I would never dare blog about-especially as I have inadvertently spilled to certain friends I have a blog, thus making this blog less than anonymous…
- The Bliss of Being in A Blog Community.
I enjoy being part of a blog community. This is an unexpected thing for me. When I started blogging, the only reason I had was the above one. I didn’t expect to become part of a fun, unique and caring community of people who not only share some of my thoughts and concerns, but enjoy (and share) my idiosyncrasies!
- Dishing Out Corn
I get to “talk” about stuff I feel corny verbalizing. There are things that are better read than heard. Many times these “better-read-than-heard” thoughts and feelings bubble up inside me and I find the need to express them. The thing is, I find verbalizing some of them “corny.” Its easier for me to write them down for people to read, and as you read them in the safe cyber-distance, at least I can’t see the “this-is-so-corny” look on the readers' faces—and because my cyber community I am in has been a great accepting community, I know I am safe to share my corny thoughts without fear of persecution (or prosecution).
- Serving Up A Bit of Blessing
Outside of myself, I hope that what I share can bless people. I want to share some of the corny stuff that might possibly stir somebody’s heart out there. To comfort where solace is needed, to inspire where inspiration is needed, to humor where laughs are needed. There’s too much grief around already, I find no need to contribute to it (except for the occasional rant I need to get out of my system) but if I can help in someway to provide some cheer, that is what I hope to do when I blog (this fourth entry also helps me sets parameters for myself—to commit me to keep a positive attitude and not allow the “Mr. Hyde” in me take over too much).
- Polishing My Prose & Prepositions
To hone my writing. This is where I practice writing better since I really love putting words together—not just the art of it but also the skill of it. This is where I experiment with my vocabulary and prepositions, showcase my sometimes-sorry-attempts at picturesque prose and poetry (only one lonely entry on this one). And if I did get my tenses wrong and my prepositions mixed up, be gracious in “editing” me!!
Whew! I never thought I could come up with reasons. See? That’s why I love blogging, it forces me to use more of my so-called brain. So, thanks Mon, my bro, for tagging me on this (you should get your bebé to blog, I would love to hear her thoughts)!