Sometimes people challenge me about why I blog…
i kind of put some distance between this post and the event but today something similar came up so I went back to the draft on this post and I’ve decided to publish it. I publish it for a number of reasons…
1) It makes me laugh
2) It makes me laugh
3) Some people are ignorant and… that makes me laugh.
Question: “Why do you blog?”
Answer : I don’t know- why does anyone?
Then they asked: “Don’t you feel kind of vulnerable when you expose your personal life?
My response : “yes.”
“Then why do you do it?”
“Because blogging makes me feel alive, and happy, and challenged to get better at expressing myself as a writer, and besides- I love the interaction with my readers”
Them: “I could never do that”
Me: “Why not? “
Them: “Because I don’t want “them” to know my business…”
Me: “Ok… then don’t do it, and …. who’s “them?”
Them: “Well doesn’t it bother you that other people know your business? (lets blatantly ignore answering the other question)
Me: “no.” and then:
“it does not bother me”-
“what sometimes bothers me is when people read my blog try to use it against me, or twist the words to fit their own needs… that kind of bugs me- but for the most part that’s only ever really happened as it relates to my Divorce…like sometimes my Wasband tells me that people will go out of there way to tell him that they’ve read about him on my blog – I call those people “shit stirrers”… but I don’t really think that’s about me or about him- I think that’s about them”
Then…. “Well… perhaps you should not write about your personal life…”
Me: “Does it bother you?” ( oh, NOW we’re getting to the heart of the matter)
Them… “well- I just get “concerned” for you” (uh huh- )
Me: “Well how bout you don’t read it? and then you won’t feel the need to be concerned….
Them: “Well… I just feel like someone should warn you….”
Me: “OK- I’ll consider myself “warned…”
So… now I’ll ask you (readers…) what do you think? Why do you read blogs? Why do you like them? What’s important to you about the blogs you read?