Sue at http://frugalinsuffolk.blogspot.co.uk/ had an interesting post yesterday called “Where are they now?” The “they” she refers to are bloggers who disappear from Blogland without telling the rest of us why. We’ve all got them on our blogrolls. Sometimes I put an are-you-OK comment and indeed I’ve had one or two of those left for me. We get to know a little of each others’ lives here in Blogland and quite apart from being nosy, we care. Sue pondered why they disappear and I want to ponder the other side of the question, why people write blogs.
For some it’s an on-line diary either in words or pictures or both. For others it’s a way of getting support or being accountable when going through difficult times. Some have been through bad times and want to help others with similar problems. Others want to share their love of something with anyone who cares to show an interest – it might be love of a craft or a lifestyle or a place, bloggers have posted about all those and many more.
So why do I blog? My other blog, Frugally Challenged, is about projects I have which can loosely be defined as working towards the lifestyle I want. That means I want to use the resources at my disposal, whether that’s money or time or capabilities, to create a glorious life for myself.
This blog, Trundling Through Life, is a bit more creative. It’s where I reflect on the things which are important to me, whether that’s my faith, memories of my childhood or just looking at the world in which I live. Although I am writing honestly I try also to write creatively, choosing words and framing sentences carefully.
Why do you blog?