So here I pose the question? For whom do you Blog? Why do I bring it up? Thank you for asking.
Recently, I was at a baby shower. I was talking about blogging and someone said, "'Soon to be mother again' has a blog, too." Soon to be mother retorts so does she. And around it flew...dirty looks, surprised faces and laughs. But blog addresses were not forth coming. (Don't worry, I googled and linked and found who I was looking for.) Again, yesterday I was at a picnic and more hesitant bloggers came forward.
So that has gotten me to thinking. Why do people blog and for whom do they blog? Is there some reason people don't want friends that live close by reading what they have to say? Or is it a privacy issue? Or is it something else all together?
I must admit, when I started blogging I did it for my family and friends who are far away. I did it to keep in touch, share stories, pictures and the day to day with those who can't be here. Because, see, we moved away from our families. So it just made sense. But then I started participating in a few "carnivals" which is fun. I have made comments on strangers' blogs. And I realized that maybe it was okay to have more people reading my blog. This is a place that I can be closer to myself then say in church. My sister commented that I'm pretty funny on my blog (as opposed to in real life, I suppose.) But those of you who know me, also know that I do have a pretty good sense of humor, even if it doesn't come out all that often right now. I read a few strangers' blogs on a daily basis. I doubt that I'll ever MIRL most of them, but somehow there presence on my life helps. And maybe I do that for someone else. If you read this and don't know me please come forward. I'd love that!
I love reading my friends' blogs because it gives me a better insight into who they really are and what they like to do. I gives me an opportunity to understand them and to get to know them in a new way and see things in them and their personalities that I might not see normally.
Webby made a comment, that I don't necessarily agree with. He said some people blog because they don't want to take the time to keep in touch with people. That blogging is a way to let people know what you are doing without making an effort to keep in touch. Blogging does make it easier to keep in touch with people. How many times have you not written an email or letter because there was just too much to say or a picture was necessary. How many mass emails have you sent and received. Isn't blogging it better? Blogging lets people see you when they want to, catch up when they can and it's fun.
So, again I pose the question, for who do you blog? If you blog about this send me the link. It would be fun to see your answers.