Why do you blog?

Why do you blog?

I blog to…

  1. get my thoughts in order
  2. have some history, as my memory is so bad
  3. to share some oddities, so that others can feel better about their own oddities
  4. so that I feel that someone else is listening – someone with similar challenges, and not in my circle (hence the anonymity)

I get 1. and 2. right without anyone reading. I am not achieving 3. and 4. due to low following and I certainly don’t have a SEO plan.  But those are not primary drivers so I am content to let those slide.

Why do you blog?  Would love to have your thoughts.


  1. updownflight

    October 5, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    I blog for all of those reasons you mentioned. As for your reason number 4, I’ll add that for me, it eases my loneliness. I am at home all day by myself, with just my pet parrot. I should go out more, but I don’t because going out usually equals spending money. Also, I have had some difficulty pulling myself out of my nook. I don’t have agoraphobia, but being out and about can sometimes be stressful for me. A couple other reasons I blog are:
    5. Explore my creative side. Being creative is so good for me, and satisfying.
    6. Feel more grounded. Without my writing I just daydream, or worse, feel mentally blank.
    7. Learn. I love to learn from others, and learning is very good for me cognitively.

    1. Cogitator

      October 5, 2017 at 10:01 pm

      I am glad I added a reason for you:) And I will take your number 5 please! I think blogging specifically is creative. You are dealing with short pieces: how to structure it and lay it out, and what pictures.
      Thank you for responding …. now I got 1. through to 5. for this blog haha!

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