And all because…..
I reckon I probably spend too much time blogging (hold the jokes until later) given that I don’t do this for money. Some people play golf, some people knit and some people dress up as babies. Me? I blog. But why? That was the question that I was asked this week. I should emphasise at this point that it wasn’t in a desperate and pleading way, “oh why, oh why, oh why do you blog????” but a genuine question.
Why do I blog?
There are a number of reasons, but mainly because I like to write. The creative endeavour. I realise there are people out there who write for a living and who, if they read this, would want to punch me until I resembled damp quinoa. But that is the difference isn’t it? This is a hobby. In the same way the amateur golfer will never make the Ryder Cup squad.
Then there is the fact that I like to be read. Yup, I said it. I could give you some malarkey about doing it for myself and not caring whether I had one or one thousand views a day. But that would be crap. What do I do when I log on to the internet? a) check the comments b) check the visits. Because that is the affirmation that I sometimes need.
If that makes me weak or pathetic, then I’ll take that and wear it with a smile.
But that is just me and I’m interested in two things here. From the bloggers, I’d like to know why you blog, why you started and what is important to you? And from the readers who may also be bloggers, why do you read blogs, what do you look for in a blog and what makes you convert a visit to a comment?
If you were going to give one piece of advice to a would be blogger what would it be?
PS. I know that makes three, I call it HR math…..