Why I Blog
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.