Are we addicted to the keystrokes? Do we live for the fame? Do we just want someone to hear our voice?
Everyday thousands of blogpost get published to the world wide web. Many of the post, like this one are just a blip on the radar. So why do we do it?
We are human in need of self-expression. You ever have something happen to you where you just couldn’t wait to tell your family and friends? Blogs allow us to freely express our innermost thoughts and ideas with the world. A safe place to truly reveal a sense of self without fear. An outlet for all our stories, thoughts and emotions. The act of self-expression empowers us to live freely and fully.
Blogging can be seen as a form of reflection. A time and space where one can unwind, and revisit experiences. Reflecting on experiences allows us to have a more clear sense of self. Think of reflection as water. When you reflect you get a picture of your own thoughts and ideas. A sense of where you stand. As time passes the experiences you go through mixes with the water. The water becomes muddied, distorted, unclear. Only through taking the time to reflect is when we are able to filter out what truly matters.
Have a message to share. Some bloggers are filled to the brim with life, joy and happiness. Their message comes out naturally as if they were flowers in full bloom. Spreading their radiance to all those that may happen to see.
To create. A blog is a free space. A blank canvas. It starts to breathe life only after one puts the time and effort. Reward in terms of materialism may be little to none. The real gem is the sense of joy from the act of creation.
For others blogging may simply be a hobby that brings them happiness. Maybe once as a child they loved to read. When they were first asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The child would answer “A writer”. A forgotten dream cast to the side until now.
Now get to it! Chop-chop! I want to see your next blog piece!