Monday, August 6, 2012

Why I blog....

 Life is good...


    Someone asked me the other day why I blog, and I immediately said, because I am an egomaniac with an inferiority complex.  Who knows why else we would be so quick to write about our lives, our foibles, our sorrows and our triumphs for the whole world to see.  I want to be clear that I don't think that this blog is leaving any kind of mark on the world. lol  I do love the opportunity to interact with people that I would never otherwise have met...friends from all over this country as well as the world. Even some local ones. Mostly THAT has worked out okay, although I can see the potential for problems could arise.


  Blogging sometimes helps me be honest with myself about my life. It gives me an arena to spell things out that I am confused about, or when I read what I have written, gives me a perspective on things that I can't see when they are all bottled up inside my head. It acts as a kind of diary for me, to look up things I can't remember, like when did Roxie the Doxie come here to live with us?  Or what month did we harvest the edamame last year, because I somehow did not write it in the garden journal... It acts as a written marker of events and celebrations, of loss and sorrows. 


  It isn't as if I have a huge audience of readers like some bloggers do. To say that I write simply for myself would only be a half truth as well. Why do any of us write?  When I first started I was obsessed and wrote here or in the other one almost every day without fail. Then I slacked off a while and now I write about every other day, sometimes less. Depends on how busy I get, especially in summer. In winter with more downtime, it's easier to get in here and find things to write about.


 Blogging is an awesome experience and I'm really glad it's part of my routine. It helps me to remember that I have much to be grateful for. Reading other blogs gives me so much knowledge and information...I learn new things every day. I get questions answered by other bloggers/homesteaders (although I am not exactly a homesteader...), I get support and I get ideas. How cool is that??


 I guess the one thing that I really love about blogging is feeling a part of this blogging community too.  We come to care about each other, to hold one another up when times get tough, and to cheer each other on in this endeavor called life. We get to touch and be touched by others lives.  We get to share knowledge, to share smiles and to share life.

  That, is why I blog.


  It doesn't get any better than that.










Namaste.

6 comments:

Beth said...

You said it very nicely Annie. I have always considered my blog to be an online diary.

I consider my blogging friends as family.

DJan said...

It is a community of people around the world who write about the lives, loves, fears and foibles that we all face. And your blog always makes me smile and feel a bit like a voyeur looking into your soul. You bare it so well, and I love to listen to your unique voice. You are indeed one in a million and I'm so glad you blog!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi! I have been enjoying reading your blogs. I am also learning from other garden bloggers! It is also exciting to be doing this for my first year. Thank you for sharing your writings. Nancy

soberinoctober said...

I consider our present day technology a gift. When our communities are closed off we are at risk of closed mindedness. I would much rather 'travel' around the world talking to others via their blog than watch a reality show on TV about some somebody in some random town somewhere whom I'll never meet. I have come to know my fellow bloggers and consider myself the richer for it.

Mary LA said...

That's it Annie -- the community of other bloggers. Originally I wrote mostly for myself, an inveterate diarist. Now I write for others whom I think of as friends.

willow said...

everything you've said!