There was a contest in J-land a little while back asking journalers why they keep a journal. What a silly question. Asking me why I keep a journal is like asking me why I breath! But I shall try to explain.
Why I blog.
I blog to keep my thoughts in order. I write things down so I know what I thought 10 minutes after I thought it. With so many minutes in a day, and so many thought in a minute I find it easier to keep track of thoughts this way. Besides, with so many people exclaiming 'Good God woman, what were you thinking!?', now all I have to do is tell them to read my blog.
I blog so I don't have to write letters. I just provide family and friends with the link. If they want to know whats happening with me, I just tell them... look it up! If they haven't heard from me in ages and didn't know about the graduation or rescue party, hey, its not my fault! I sent the link!
I blog for humanity. I have realized that by sharing my everyday experiences with the rest of the World Wide Web, others begin to feel better about their own lives, and thats what its all about, making others feel good about themselves!
I blog to forget. Keeping my journals updated keeps me from mundane tasks around the house such as dishes and laundry. Do I really want to do those chores? Of course not, and by blogging not only do I become too busy procrastinating to do them, my brain also become too occupied in thought to even feel guilty about it.
So there you have it, in a nutshell... why I blog. Perhaps a few members of Bloggers Anonymous share the same reasons. Perhaps others do as well but are still in denial. Whether you share similar motivation or not is irrelevant. The important thing is... no dirty dishes were washed during the composition and posting of this essay, and thats what its REALLY all about!