Saturday, June 09, 2007

Why do you blog?

~ Just wondering...

These are my reasons.

1.To keep my friends and family updated on daily happenings and thoughts I am having, hopefully keeping us more closely connected.
2. To have a form of excersising my brain, to write, and listen, to think.
3. Now, to have online "community" friendships.

So tell me why do you blog? Is it for your carrer? Is it just for journaling? Is it just because you like to? (as was Seth's reasoning, which got me thinking,) so why do you?


Blogger The Booters said...

I blog for the fun of it and that is about it.

9:36 PM

Blogger Steven M. Russell said...

i blog because i actually enjoy writing and find that putting thoughts into words and sentences helps me.

and i like the accountability of people knowing the struggles i go through and what is going on in my life.

11:39 PM

Blogger Brody Harper said...

My wife thinks it's hot.

1:12 AM

Blogger Kat said...

I blog because I find writing to be very cathartic. I never knew I liked to write, but now, when I have a really crazy day it helps me to write about it...especially if I can find humor in the situation.

I also like to blog because it gives me an opportunity to interact with lots of people who think very differently. I'm challenged to think deeply...that doesn't normally happen when I'm playing with preschoolers all day. :-)

9:41 AM

Blogger FancyPants said...

1) It's fun.

2) Creative outlet

3) Exchange ideas with others

4) "Community"

9:05 AM

Blogger euphrony said...

I agree with Kat, that writing is very cathartic for me. I also find that I communicate much better when writing than when speaking. I also enjoy the forum to exchange ideas, especially when talking about Christian issues. And finally, I have way to much trivia floating in my head waiting to be inflicted on people which my wife is a little tired of hearing and the people at work - well, I have to work with them.

10:34 AM

Blogger kddub said...

It sounds like we all do it for similar reasons, must be why we've gravitated toward one anothers blogs...

2:20 PM

Blogger Chaotic Hammer said...

I'm often asking myself the same question, Kristin, and I don't really know the answer (and hence, why I can't seem to do it often enough, so I got placed on Brody's "Updated Occasionally" list, until he moved to his new site. Then I got dropped altogether...).

I know why I read blogs -- and why I often feel compelled to comment. But I'm not sure. Do you count blog reading and blog commenting as "blogging", or does it have to be a fresh entry of my own to count? (Seriously, not meant to be a silly question.)

My list would look a lot like FancyPants' list, except I'd also add "5. Great Procrastination Tool"

12:05 AM

Blogger euphrony said...

You know, there seems to be another reason why we've gravitated toward one anothers blogs: music. I'ved found most of the bloggers I read regularly have a deep interest in or connection to music.

4:30 AM

Blogger kddub said...

Chaotic hammer, yeah I think that reading and commenting on blogs counts as "blogging," because there are some out there who don't even look at blogs at all. That's a great number 5 too, I am sure we all have that one as well. (by the way, I am sure that Brody didn't intentionally drop you, when his site got all screwed up so did his links, and he's still putting the pieces back together!)

euphrony- yeah that is true too.

6:45 AM

Blogger Amy said...

I blog for the same reasons as everyone else has mentioned. Primarily to keep up with those I don't see often (I've lived a lot of different places), but also because I've always loved writing. And the icing on the cake was meeting new people in the blogosphere, and thus being exposed to more.

12:22 PM

Blogger kddub said...

Hi Amy, welcome here!

8:58 PM

Blogger Chaotic Hammer said...

Kristin - No, I knew that being dropped by Brody was not intentional. I was just being silly about it.

That's something that is probably a slightly bad habit that many bloggers I know have -- we use sarcasm so much that sometimes it's hard to tell when we're kidding or being light-hearted about something, and when we're not.

Even Shaun Groves has gotten into a little trouble a few times when he blogged with a sarcastic tone, but was misunderstood. And he's a great writer. When you see him play a show, you realize that he does fantastic stuff with light-hearted sarcasm, a little fun self-deprecation, etc. But I guess that "tone" of speaking doesn't always translate to the reader.

It's all good. :-)

10:34 PM

Blogger kddub said...

Thats good... I figured, but just wanted to make sure!

I know what you mean about sarcasm. Brody and I are both sarcastic people, and it doesn't translate well in type.

6:49 AM


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