Why I Blog

Posted on July 30, 2007. Filed under: Musings |

I’ve read quite a few posts stating that blogging is narcissistic, selfish, self-absorbed, or at the very least self-indulgent.  Yes to all!  Who better to indulge than the Self?  When I wake up in the morning, the Self is there.  Self goes with me everywhere.  Actually, Self indulges Me!  Self realizes I need an outlet.  So I’ve started blogging.  It’s just the most fun I’ve had in a while.  Setting up the blog took me hours and hours, even with the support of so many great WordPress themes.  Then, writing the first few posts before I “went public” — more hours.  I began to feel a little obsessive.  I imagine I’ll calm down as I settle into this mode.

I blog beacause it gets me to learn, to research, to thoughtfully consider information.  It’s different than journaling, because, here, I care about every word I choose.  I still do spontaneous outpourings into a notebook, sometimes, but blogging seems to give me a way to find out what I really think and feel.  There’re so many impressions, reactions, and bits of information, longing to burst out of my brain and find a home.  Thank you for helping to clear out my mind, and make room for even more!  Seft indulgent?  Yes.  Salaam.

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I guess we all have such self-indulgent needs when we publish our blog. Here’s what I wrote about mine long back provoked by an argument: http://alchemistpoonam.wordpress.com/2007/09/04/why-i-blog/#comment-89

🙂

And you sound similar to sulz when you use ‘self’ 😉

Thanks for coming by, Poonam. I read your post about why you blog, and I agree with your points. I like how you say that you indulge in some activism here and there, but are not responsible to your audience for that!
Hmmm, I wrote this post back in July, when I didn’t know our mutual friend sulz very well yet. You are right, all my “self-talk” does sound like her former “self”. But, as we know, that was so last year. 😀

You have too much to read between the lines.

:)….Keep smiling.

Well, I do write mostly for my own exploration. I may not always smile, but I am mostly content. 🙂

okay..what if some else explore…??

Do you like that or not?


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