You know, I've been blogging for almost 2 years now and I asked myself recently, why do I blog?
I will admit that I started blogging mainly because it seemed like it would be a fun way to pass the time and I was also hoping I'd meet some new friends along the way. I discovered something that was rather unexpected... once I got started, I was hooked! I found that as I continued writing more posts, I realized how much I loved sitting down to blog. I even remember the very first time I received a message in the comment section. I had been heard. Somebody was actually interested in what I had to say. I was elated!
Honestly, I realize I'm just a small speck in this great universe, but I'm also a mother, a wife, a sister and a friend. I work, I laugh, I love, I have a voice. Rambling on about the family, my day-to-day comings and goings, delicious recipes I've tried... it's a way to leave my footprints in the sand... to say that I exist. Like the Who's in Whoville, it's a way to say, I am here.
I often hear stories of people leaving items in time capsules in hopes of returning to them decades later, or even including letters so that someone in the distant future will know that they lived, who they were and what their life was like during the 50's, the 80's, or even right now in 2013 when they were on this side of the grass.
Well, that's kind of the idea... my blog will continue long after I've stopped writing.
So why do I blog?
1. To connect with people all over the world, amazing people that otherwise I would never get to know?
2. Because it's good to be heard?
3. Because it's a way to share with other's those things I find interesting?
4. Because it's fun?
5. To fill my proverbial time capsule and leave my mark on the world?
6. Because I think... therefore I blog?
The right answer is... all of the above. Blogging has become so much more to me since I wrote my very first post two years ago. Who knew?
So, now that you know my reasons, how about yours? Why do you blog?