Why do I blog?
I have been blogging for so long that I honestly don’t remember if I have done a post earlier on why do I blog. But then if I don’t remember, it means I should just go ahead and write one now. I know I have changed quite a bit ever since I started blogging so I’m sure my answers would have changed too. I should also ponder on this to find some answers myself. Maybe to convince myself that I should continue blogging because lately, I have been wondering if anybody even cares that I blog. If it is worth it.
I think the first thing that comes to my mind when anyone asks me as to why I blog is that I love to write. So, I blog because I love to write. Simple. Whether I’m good at it or not is a different issue altogether. Writing brings me joy so I blog. But then I don’t really need to blog for that, do I? I can write a diary or a private blog. That should quench my thirst for writing. So, I guess loving to write isn’t the only reason why I blog.
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I love the idea of being read. A new comment, every new comment excites me. I like the fact that something which I write sitting at my desk in Bangalore can be read by someone in a quaint little town in Europe. When I write about women, I have found resonance in the stories of women from all over the world. There have been some brickbats too. But that’s life. After I became a mother, I have found that my experience as a parent is not that different from those of so many out there. Why just a few months back people from all over the world helped me with suggestions to get my toddler to brush her teeth at least once a day. All these things wouldn’t have been possible without the ease of being read that a blog affords. So, maybe the desire of being read coupled with the need to share my experience as a working mom, a woman and a parent has a lot to do with why I blog.
When I started blogging, I was going through one of the lowest phases of my life. The blog began as a sounding board and in many ways continues to be so. But I feel like I have evolved and my views too. I was very impulsive when I started blogging. I still am that but maybe I have also matured slightly. So, the way I look at things and what I put out there on my blog has also changed in shape quite a bit from the early days. But one thing remains the same, writing down my anxieties, my fears and my experience helps me calm myself. Sharing that through my blog gives me an outlet which wouldn’t have been otherwise possible because talking to people isn’t one of my traits.
The hunger to do well is still there though even after all these years. There have been milestones too but I want to do something more. Of course, these days I wonder if stretching myself to be able to blog makes sense for my health. Or, if it makes sense with all the time constraint I live with. But then I also get anxious when I don’t do anything related to blogging on a particular day. So, maybe in a way, I blog because it has become a part of who I am. It is a part of my identity. Blogging gives me an opportunity to be more than who I am in its own way. Also, blogging is my way of holding on to me even after so many changes in life in terms of responsibilities.
Maybe, I blog because it gives me a purpose to be more.
Blogging has given me a lot. It has opened up avenues I didn’t know were possible and for that I’m grateful. But even without that, I think I would continue to blog because it makes me happy.
So, here’s to blogging, I say.
Tell me, do you like reading my blogs?