Monday, November 11, 2013

3794 To blog or not to blog

Monday, October 11, 2013

More and more bloggers seem to be thinking of quitting, two just this morning, several have disappeared over the past year.  Many have moved to Facebook or Twitter or whatever, but although that's a way to keep in touch with friends and family in a "I did this, then I did this" way, it's not the same as bogging in that blogging requires thought and introspection.   Well, maybe not always, but often enough.   

I have found that writing (blogging) clarifies my thinking. I'm forced to put my thoughts to the test of logic. "Does this make sense?" Sometimes the thinking doesn't make it into the blog, but the thinking wouldn't have happened without the blog.

Blogging has allowed me to look at things that have happened in a less emotional way, to look at things from several viewpoints, so I'm better able to come to terms with it.  Blogging got me out of the hole I'd fallen into after Jay died.

Sometimes I have a strong reaction to some news.  If I decide to comment on it in my blog, I have to do some research first, like finding the best link about it, some details, and sometimes along the way I discover that my first impression was entirely wrong.

Blog for yourself, not for others. When anyone says they have nothing more to say, they really mean they don't think others want to hear/read it, but they themselves actually have plenty to mull. And even only one or two lurking readers can keep you honest with yourself.

1 comment:

Lisa :-] said...

I think about quitting at least once a year, yet, here I still am. After ten years. So I don't even take myself seriously any more when I publish another "swan song" post. Still, blogging isn't what it used to be, and people need to figure out what it IS to them.