This is part two of my deep thoughts:
Soon after I wrote that “If you knew me” list a friend seemed aghast at how much I had revealed. They would never want someone to know their business like that. I was left stuttering with no response. So, it got me to thinking about why we bloggers blog. Sirdar recently posted a similar question on his blog, but what I want to know is why some of us (because we don’t all do this) feel compelled to air our emotional laundry. In fact when I first started my blog, many of my friends asked me that question. At the time, I said it’s just a way to keep track of our homeschooling activities and that it’d be nice for the relatives in England to see what we’re up to. Since then I sometimes feel compelled to write stuff that’s more personal. Perhaps it goes back to that “I’m on a journey” stuff. There is something liberating about letting those worries and feelings out. Why isn’t a journal enough, though? I’ve always journalled, but not with real consistency. Since, I’ve started a blog, however, I’m on here almost everyday. Okay, I’ll just say it. It’s exciting to know that someone is actually reading my words. I enjoy the feedback. I love expressing myself in this way. Perhaps it’s similar to someone who writes an autobiography. Something drives them to share their story with the world.
When a friend or family member asks you why you blog, what is your answer to them?