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.
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.