Just Thursday bloghop – why do you blog?

Chopin's Diary
Chopin’s Diary
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!

Fountain pen pelikan writting writeEver 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.

22 Replies to “Just Thursday bloghop – why do you blog?”

  1. Ah Yahoo 360 where our friendship began….only a few came here but I am connected to many on FB who stopped blogging….
    I started blogging to share Mingflower’s story & to chronicle the last months of her Life. After she was gone & I had adopted Nylablue I wanted to keep blogging & decided to let Nylablue ‘find her voice’….
    Now the next generation will blog…Siddhartha has already made some friends here & soon he will be ‘writing’ his own 😉
    I love the sense of community & the creative outlet of blogging & the record of things that happen…..
    Can you believe we have been frineds for 8+ yrs now???
    Love Sherri-Ellen
    P.S.: Kiss McDuff for me too 🙂

    1. Thank you, Sherri-Ellen! It’s a wonderful thing … all these people we’d never had met otherwise! 🙂

      Will Siddhartha be blogging in the Meow language too? 🙂

  2. It is true that blogging has brought so many FAB people like you into my Life! And then people from States & UK & Germany & Austraila…all over the world. Plus I have actually spoken to some of these people & they are more like family to me than my alledged family!
    Siddhartha will attemot his first blog solo on Saturday & he does speak Burmese-Human so will be easier to udnerstand than Nylablue was…
    We are working on content as I type!!
    Prblem is Siddhartha keeps trying ot SIT on laptop…he REALLY wants to be ‘on it’!!!! ROFWL 🙂

    1. LOL! 🙂 Well … looking forward to reading!

      Apart from my now husband, I’ve met a few people from the blogosphere, and it’s been amazing … like I already knew them!

  3. I would so love to meet many of the bloggers here…you are first on my list!! I know you have met a few people & that must have been lovely!
    WE can dream right? 😉

  4. Altho I have not met anyone having talked on the phone to a few people they are as I imagined. i think bloggers are a special lot; we do not have any artifice & what you read is what you get….. 😉

  5. Good post!! 🙂 Like you I used to have a REAL journal when I were young, and like you I wrote mostly when I were going through tough things… It seem like it is so much easier to write when being down or angry? Maybe it is cause we need to get stuff out, vent… I do not know.

    I still love to blog even though I may not be doing it every day like I used to. I easily get distracted from other things I guess…

    Once again, I am so glad that we finally got to meet this year! 😀 And yep it was like we had known each other for ages. Nothing strange at all! 🙂 Would love to meet you again, when the chance come up! God Jul!!! ❤

    1. God Jul till Dig, and I’d love that too. Next time.

      Blogging was something that really hit home with me — Facebook never did

  6. HI Rebeka, what a delightful post! I loved reading it and all the replies. Why is it we only write in our journals when our hearts are heavy? I think it’s the way of the world. Sad but true. However, that’s not the case with blogging. We write when things are yellow, the frost is on the mailbox, when someone does something good and we want to share it and on and on.

    I blog because it helps me feel connected. Not only have I made amazing friends but I also enjoy the process. Thanks again!

    margekatherine.com

    Margekatherine

    1. Thank you, Marge, for your kind words!
      There are so many parts of blogging I enjoy … the friends, the connectedness … the blog design … I’m just so lucky I have the time and the means to do it! 🙂

      Happy New Year!

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