Sunday, November 09, 2008

Hell if I know!

Someone asked me recently why I write.

I have an answer, but since I'm not feeling well and dipping into the Nyquil a lot? I'm not sure if I'm not just high.

So if you write or blog tell me.

Why do you write?

25 comments:

Lily's Mommy said...

hmmm Someone encouraged me to start blogging to keep friends and family updated on my daughter.

I also use it to vent about my husband.

But it's not really me. I edit a lot of my thoughts and language because of the nature of my "audience".

I'd love to cut loose and call someone a douchebag. Ahhhh, to dream. :)

prayingtodarwin said...

I write because I have to.

I started blogging because it was like a sissy test: putting my writing out in a public forum. (But no one read it, so it was actually really safe.)

Breigh (Canadutch) said...

Hrmm interesting question. I started writing my blog because it was therapeutic. It was a good place to get out all of the things that frustrated me about living here in Holland. Now it's that, and also that I just enjoy it. I also like when people read and comment haha I guess I'm a bit of an attention whore!

I do find that I censor myself a lot more now than I used to though, and I hate it. In the past when I spoke about some things that bothered me here I rubbed some people up the wrong way (mainly, my father in law and his wife) and all hell broke loose over the silliest little things I said.

Ugh. I write for myself but also for others, but I often wish I had done it all anonymously.

BandK said...

Good question. In my case, it's the whole chicken and the egg thing. Do I blog because I write? Or do I write because I blog?

I believe in my case it's a little of both. Blogging gives me a forum for writing, and impetus to write. Also, I started blogging because I love to write.

Also, I started my blog initially because I wanted to keep family and friends updated on our happenings. And it kind of went from there.

Tarasview said...

I blog because the world deserves to know my greatness.

tee hee.

Plus I just like to tick people off with all my honesty and admitting imperfection and what not.

And it is wonderful free therapy.

But mostly it is just because I am so darn awesome and it would be a shame to hide that away from the public who is clearly in need of a hero.

Kimberly said...

Because I tried not writing but I didn't feel like me anymore.

A Spot of T said...

If I write it stops my brains from oozing out of my eyeballs, ears and nose. Because if I don't write my brain will surely explode from the pressure of all the stuff in it. I think way too much is what the problem is.

imsilentnomore said...

I like Tarasview's comment!! I write because I like to write and blogging, even though I am not as consistent at it as I would like to be, gives me the outlet that I need to say things. I mostly write about my kids, sort of record keeping. I was never very good at the whole baby book thing. So blogging is a way to keep track of things my kids say and do.

hthr said...

I have a terrible memory! Blogging allows me to relive what I would have forgotten, as well as interact with friends and family far away. Love it.

~Mountain Lover~ said...

I write because I feel compelled to. I've been writing since I was a child and in third grade my teacher told me I should be a writer. Well, when I sit down to write a book- nothing. And I don't have the best grasp of grammar or punctuation, but whatever.

Blogging is easier and it fulfills that longing and lets me get on with my life.

Stephanette said...

When I started blogging it was completely anonymous and I loved that I could write anything. Who was going to judge me, but complete strangers? Unfortunately, friends and family slowly discovered my blog and it has taken me awhile to balance what I want to say and whether or not I always have the guts to say it. I'm finding that balance and writing through my issues and thoughts are cheaper than therapy and a way to deal with myself.

Jocelyn said...

I have no easy answer.

Sometimes I don't understand something that's happened until I frame it in the course of writing about it.

Sometimes I like playing around with words and ideas and just making shizz up and mixing it in with real-life stuff.

Sometimes I feel the process of writing has made me smarter, better able to focus and analyze and see subtleties.

Sometimes I like the gratification of knowing I've had an effect on others.

And twenty-seventy other reasons.

Angie said...

I guess I blog because I wanna be like you.

BTW. . .I think I was in or near your neighborhood today. :)

Not tellin' you my name ... said...

I do it to exorcise (or exercise) my demons.

The jury is still out on which though.

Laura said...

Totally and completely for myself. Which is a good thing considering I have no readers! Usually it is just because I have so much pent up that getting it in writing makes me feel so much better.

Robyn said...

I started blogging to get away from legal writing (which has so many rules) and back to more of a freestyle form. I also wasn't finding many blogs from the perspective of full time working moms, so I thought I had something to share.

Now, I keep blogging because I love the community that I've become a part of. I know it sounds hokey, but I really value and appreciate the comments on my posts. I would never blog just for comments, but feedback IS fun!

Robyn said...

I started blogging to get away from legal writing (which has so many rules) and back to more of a freestyle form. I also wasn't finding many blogs from the perspective of full time working moms, so I thought I had something to share.

Now, I keep blogging because I love the community that I've become a part of. I know it sounds hokey, but I really value and appreciate the comments on my posts. I would never blog just for comments, but feedback IS fun!

Danger said...

I hope to connect with people.

KrustyLynn said...

I actually write my blog because I live 1200 miles away from my sister and it's a good way for her to know what's going on in my life. It's all mediocre ramblings anyway...

Rebecca said...

I blog to keep family and friends updated on our goings on. Which probably makes for a boring blog, but it is what it is. And it beats writing 8 dozen different emails every week. I have often thought about having a venting blog, one that I could rant and rave about work, but I am too afraid of being found out and losing my job. I hate my job, but also? I like to eat, so I keep going to work every day.

Keetha said...

I used to hate when people would say that they wrote because they have to, but yeah, that's pretty much why I write.

I think Flannery O'Connor said that she writes so she'll know what she's thinking about. I've found that to be very true.

Wenderina said...

Because all my life I wanted to keep a diary and I never could. And suddenly there was this way to do it...and people could comment! I mean feedback to a private diary? Who'd have thought of that?

Betsey Booms said...

I blog because I love to write, but you see, I'm not all that great at it.

My blog is where I can write and I don't have face rejection or criticism, often.

SJ said...

I started writing because I wanted to keep my out of state family in touch. But then writing turned into more than that for me, I found that I enjoyed it. And now I can't imagine NOT having a blog.

PaintedPromise said...

i've always enjoyed writing but it never went anywhere.

as far as blogging, well, i blog because MIKEY nagged me until i did it... and now i am hooked, and not only do i write my own blog but i spend a lot of time reading other people's blogs...

yup. hooked!