In the past few blog posts with the subject of communication and along the lines of what is relative to that, the way we feel, how we get our words and points across to the world and how we do it to reach out to others, and to share with the world our points of view, opinions, suggestions, to raise awareness on issues, to advertise, promote, social issues, recipes, tips, organizational ideas, simplifying life and so much more. We all have our own perspective and our own purpose when blogging and writing about our life. The question is why do we do it? Why do we spend time with writing? Why do we post our blog entries?
To answer those questions is quite simple. We all have a voice and existence in this world and there is just so many stories, journeys, experiences, moments, memories, being helpful, useful and beneficial information about life, travel, food, the holidays, situations, issues to address to the world and things that happen to us to share, to give our insight, and so much more. We spend time writing is because it gives us a boost, and the most important thing is how we feel, and how we want to communicate to the world. Blogging is a therapeutic yet rewarding feeling. It is like writing in our diary, but a virtual diary that we want to post public. We post blog entries to contribute something, an idea and something to share with the world.
Now with this being a virtual diary, there comes responsibility and thinking before we press the post button. There are private issues and things that should not be published of real private matters in ones home, in ones personal life. back in the day and maybe until now people have a personal and private diary, and I am sure you do not want certain people to open it up and unlock your diary of real personal things that you do not want people to see, its almost like the same thing with public blogging. You do not want to post private matters for the world to see, so always be mindful and think before you post something so personal.
Never keep your blogging private. It defeats the whole purpose of writing and expressing to the world. If you want to keep some of your writings private, make a diary, and keep it for yourself in hiding, but hiding a blog is pointless. Somehow no matter how private a blog is, somehow it can always be seen in a way.
Never stop blogging, never stop writing and most importantly never lose your purpose and perspective on why you started blogging in the first place. Never give up what you enjoy doing, never ever let anybody tell you to stop doing what you are good at. Well, nobody is perfect, however that should not define anything. You are in control of your own destiny, your own goals you want to attain from blogging and writing to the world. Remember you do not have to be a perfect blogger, its how you feel and what you want to accomplish. The beauty of blogging is something that is indescribable and the future of journal writing which is now.
So, what is your purpose? Why do you do it?
Blogging really does feel like a diary at times! It’s become a great creative outlet to express myself and share ideas and experiences. With each blog post, I feel a bit lighter – like I’ve contributed something I’ve been holding on to, and now it’s free.
I blog for self therapy and to let the entire world know that hey I am here I am alive I am a human being just like you , I blog to let the world know of our son and my wife… the latter more so as she has terminal cancer, I want the world to know who she is and all about her, so if and when the time comes that her light is extinguished , People will know she existed, people will know that she was more than a Mom and a Wife, she was also my best friend.
I blog to make new friends and acquaintances, I blog simply because I can, and for many many reasons.
On the dreaded Facebook, I found and shared a very good poem about why we write politcal poetry, and it fits here too. As you said, we all have a voice. We all have things to say and whether or not we’re aware of it, we all want to know that someone reads and understands us. As far as my own blog and the often political views expressed therein, be they my own or others, I can only say that I can’t do otherwise. It’s not in my nature to sit silent on the sidelines.
Be that as it may, the poem I mentioned is below,
What is poetry which does not save nations or people?
I ask you:
A composition of ridiculous letters diced by a dreaming poet?
A boat sailing in storm trying to reach the coast?
Will my words heal their wounds and let you feel their sorrows?
Will my words succeed where politics fail since hundreds of years?
Will my words be louder than war drums?
And relive again and again heartbeats?
What is poetry which does not save nations or people?
I tell you:
My words are nothing else than a transmitter of hope
like the moon’s a transmitter of longing
and as their screams hide between every single line
of my poem
I’m longing for hope.
I give hope
The link to the FB page is here..
Do you care if I use the first line of your poem to make one of my own I really like it.
Not at all, the poem I quoted actually isn¨t mine, so it might be courtesy to give credit to the original authour, but by all means feel free. I appreciate that you asked!
Alright thanks I’ll keep that in mind if I finish mine.
I’ve been blogging for about a decade. If there is anything I’ve learned about the process, it’s that there is no “one size fits all” method to doing it. Blogging is as personal and unique as the writer.
Thanks for the follow! 🙂
Have been blogging for several years now, and the main thing that keeps me going is the relationships built & how it allows me to reflect on God’s blessings and the things He is doing in my life. It’s a simple yet very therapeutic tool. Love reading about other’s journeys too.. 🙂
I started blogging on the suggestion of a friend. I didn’t even know what blogging was, or how to do. So I researched it. Then I saw blogging as a way to test my skills as a writer. Now I love to blog. It is way to test my real love writing a book one day. By now I have written enough for a book or two. All because of a suggestion to blog.
Well…we blog to let out our personal experiences, thoughts, views and ideas, so that the world knows we also exist and we are living our life in our own unique way. And specially try to give an example not to fear the way we want to live. We all have this right, don’t we? 🙂
I started my blog after reading a friend’s blog and thinking, “If he can do this well then so can I”. I just needed something to blog about. I knew it should be about something I love and so therefore I chose horror movies and the horror genre in general. I blog because I love horror and because I love to write and so far (getting close to five years) people seem to like what I have to say. My blog may not make you think about the great mysteries of life; it may make you think, “Hey, I agree/disagree with you about this movie.” I blog because I have an opinion and I am entitled to express it and yes, everyone and anyone is entitled to comment on it. Finally, I blog because it makes me feel like what I have to say matters.
Sorry that was meant to say great post!, I blog to help others like myself who live with a disability or illness to feel like they aren’t alone and also to raise awareness so that people become more accepting of differences x
Blogging without sounding prentious, for me, is kinda like therapy. I get to put my points across to get some head space. Once its down on a blogpost I can leave it and concentrate on work.
I blog because I wanted create a community where I can share my thoughts.
I blog about new frontiers faced by my parents and grandparents, US pioneer immigrants. I learned about them late in life so I write about then and now—here and there. I’m still feeling my way.
I’ve been asking myself the same question. I started a couple of months ago on a whim after I wrote a couple of columns for the local paper. And now, I can’t seem to stop … Nice post!
Thank you for your great words. I asked the same question the day I posted my first blog. It is a way to vent for me and feels good when a comment is posted and my words helped them in some way. It makes my struggles feel, well, not so alone.
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Great post. We all have a reason for our blogging and should not keep it private.
“So, what is your purpose? Why do you do it?”
I want to save lives, make those lives happier, and end the fighting that so easily keeps us from solving problems.
Thanks for the follow. I look forward to reading your blog as well!
Great post! Thanks for finding and following me 🙂
Originally, to promote my art and begin better networking as a professional artist. Over time, I grew to like doing it otherwise. I share knowledge, and gain knowledge. I like that.
I am new at blogging…I started my blog after a lot of prodding from my husband, who probably finds me more interesting than others. But, I have a lot to say, a lot to share and a lot to learn. I am just finding my style and my voice. Thanks for following me. I look forward to following you.
When I began this blog on another website many moons ago, its sole purpose was to “Shoot” on the pro wrestling industry…the storylines, the gimmicks, and what was going on that in my mind, could ruin a good storyline or a character in the industry. After a while, there was not much to dig into, so I gave a few of my “Top 10s” in the industry. After a year of blogs, I just stopped. Work got to be hectic and there wasn’t too much time to sit down and type. Back in July, I began dating a fellow blogger (and an awesome inspiration to me, we will call her Laitie), and I started to blog once again. But after a few blogs, I decided to spice things up and just talk about my life in general.
The past few blogs have been just that…life in general. I haven’t shyed away from my passion of the wrestling industry at all, but when I got stuff on my mind, it’s going to be posted!
Thanks for following me and I look forward to following your posts as well Talin, you seem really neat!
My primary blog’s About page provides a sufficient explanation.
I blog for relaxation and because I believe I have something to say. Whether others wish to read it is their choice.
Not only do I like blogging, but I also love reading other peoples blogs. If I like what they say, then I push the button and if I feel I can make a contribution, then I comment.
But I do believe it is not on to me to criticise what others say, for it is their opinion, for which they have a right to have.
A very well thought out post, you have captured the finer aspect of the process of blogging and the mind that works behind it…yes, the choice of private and public is an important one, it should not be the place where you keep your private happenings to public scrutiny. Maintaining a balance and decorum in the communication makes the engagement more meaningful…it is a wonderful platform and we need to respect its identity and follow the guiding principles in this mode of expression…
I blog to share thoughts and experiences. some knowledge I learned and continue to learn about myself, my life. There are many people on here writing books, some use it as a tactic to get followers, others may have a cart for purchases as well as blogging. Perhaps that could be a reason to block their site. not sure, i’m just guessing. i just enjoy reading everyone’s work. thks for the follow!