Sunday, January 23, 2011

Why Do You Blog?

Lately this has been on my mind a lot.

Surprisingly, I don't actually spend all that much time blogging.  I tend to get ideas, and lately I've categorized them as a series and I'll write most of those posts at one sitting.

On an average day I probably spend 15 minutes blogging.  I don't tend to be a person who re-writes a lot.  You may even find a typo or two (per line, sometimes)... but that's how I blog.  It's not perfect, my family's not perfect, I'm not perfect {gasp} even though in some of my blogs I pretend like I am. :)

But, that's certainly 15 minutes I could spend doing something else.

Playing with my kids, cleaning, organizing, cleaning, making dinner, cleaning, going to lunch with friends, cleaning... napping, did I mention cleaning? :)

So, why do I do it?  Why is the blog such a high priority?  Well, that's what this little series is going to be about.  But I would ask you, why do YOU blog?  Why do you read other people's blogs?  What's so fascinating about it all?

You start thinking, and I'll see you back here tomorrow. :)


  1. Voyeurism comes to mind. The idea that I can get a little peek into the lives of other people. Most of the blogs I read regularly are ones I learn from. Food and cooking, organization, etc.

    Reading friends blogs is a fun way to keep in touch. Nobody sends letters anymore, and I like to watch how their families grow.

    I'm a terrible blogger myself. I can't write a post in 15 minutes like some more perfect people, so it's hard to justify the time. The cleaning usually needs a lot more attention at my house!

  2. I LOVE BLOGS. Partly, I am just so interested in people, and how they live. I also really like the idea sharing, and the give and take. I did a lot of writing growing up and have had some things published over the years, so writing is a real natural forum for me. (Although, so many people are way talented and do it better, doesn't mean I don't enjoy it.) I dig reading and writing. I love the pictures, photography - I love it all!

  3. This is a really interesting question, and something that I have been asking myself this year.

    Previously I have been able to fit blogging in really easily, but am finding I am using my time differently now.

    I wish I blogged for 15 mins at a time..mine usually takes over an hour! Probably because I spend a lot of time with the photography part of it.

    There are many advantages to blogging, and it has been great to see why you blog ;)


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