It’s time for the third version of the «Just Thursday» bloghop! This time, I’m the ‘host’, and next time Nuvofelt will host again. You can join in too — it’s always fun to move a little outside your regular blogosphere, to meet, and perhaps even subscribe to, new people. Write a little about why you blog and post a link to your post in the comments section here. That way, you’ll get a so called “pingback”, which is a good thing. WordPress have had some trouble with the ping backs lately, but hopefully they’ll get it back up and running soon.
Now … to answer my own question; «Why do I blog?» Well, I started 2006 in Yahoo 360º and it was so much fun so I just couldn’t stop. Receiving my first comment … I never forget that feeling! It was a little bit different back then, we were like a small community, where many were new to the web, having a lot of fun. Nobody taking it too seriously. At the untimely demise of Yahoo 360º, we all moved to a different blogging platform [Multiply, which is no more], and eventually a few of us ended up here in WordPress.
So, my number 1 answer would be: It’s fun!
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve kept a journal on and off — for the most parts of my adult life, it’s been ‘off’. I only wrote in my journal when times were tough, not one line when things were going good. Then … when the iPhone entered my life, I downloaded a journaling app called DayOne, which I’d read a lot about beforehand. It got a lot of praise in all the forums. Since then, I’ve written a little something every morning … most of my posts there are tagged with ‘gratitude’. It’s a good way of focusing on positive things, but it’s a whole different animal compared to blogging.
Here, it’s the interaction … the comments … meeting people from all walks of life, AND not the least important; a way to hone my English writing skills.