Why do you blog?
There are as many different answers to this question as there are bloggers. And by the way, the latest estimate of the number of public blogs is 156 million.
The blog you are reading is not my first. About five years ago I was introduced to a site called CaringBridge. I used it to keep relatives and friends informed during a family member’s critical illness. Once the crisis was behind us I put blogging aside until I moved halfway across the country to my present location on the west coast.
Two things led to my becoming a committed blogger. The first is that I needed to find a different creative outlet when we moved to British Columbia. Up until the move I was an avid painter but the wall-to-wall beige carpeting in our new home gave me pause. Second, I was feeling a need for connectedness and words have always been my primary social tool. In fact, I had begun incorporating words into my paintings – initially as accents, but slowly the words began to take a place of prominence on the canvas. I still dream of painting an old tree with foliage made entirely of words. I know I’ll do it one day. That’s what vacations are for.
So for me, blogging is a means of expressing my creativity and connecting with others by painting with words.
Do you have a blog? Why do you do it? Share your reasons in the comments section – perhaps we can create a mosaic of thoughts!