Ten reasons why I blog
Why do you write a blog? I ask because Julie Powell at What Could Happen wrote an article about her “Julie/Julie” experience for the Atlantic. Article is here.
She got me thinking about why it is that I blog. Am I narcissistic, self-absorbed? Do I really think the world is curious about my life? Do I think I’m going to get a book deal? Maybe yes, to the first two questions, and a definite no to that last.
Ten reasons? Boy I’m not sure I can come up with ten reasons.
1. I want my family to be able to keep up with our lives and to be able to see in it pictures!
2. I want a running timeline of pictures and ideas.
3. I want to be able to meet, via other blogs, people who share my interests and learn from them.
4. I want to practice writing every day in some way, shape, or form.
5. I like how social media is changing the world and when I am 70 I want to be part of it and not afraid of it.
6. I want to be able to teach my students about blogging and set up a blog just for our classroom (invite only of course.)
7. I want to teach my daughters to blog, eventually, and the importance of chronically or lives.
8. I enjoy it!
9. This summer, blogging has really kept me busy in a meaningful way.
10. I like that blogging has changed how I think about my daily life, how I take my camera everywhere now, how I see the story I want to tell.
Socrates said “An unexamined life is not worth living” and I have always believed that it true. Having this blog has helped me keep that examination going strong on a daily basis.