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Why do people blog?

I continue my ‘philosophical’ series by speculating why we actually blog. My day was not that productive, not much done and achieved. After some struggles, I thought ‘Damn it, I gonna do something nice for myself, something I really like and enjoy.’

And here I am writing a blog about blogging. I like expressing myself, what is on my mind, what I think. Sometimes, the posts are well-thought and well-structured. Sometimes, just some lazy random stuff. In the end, why not? šŸ™‚ I like sharing what is on my mind, then to discuss it with the commenters (though, I am not fast with replying).

When I had the series ’90s in Russia’, some of my friends were truly shocked with particular experiences from my childhood. They simply knew nothing about that, till they read those stories here. No, there is nothing secret about it, I just didn’t feel comfortable talking about the past. I also should say that I feel much braver to write here than speaking out to the people around me. Interestingly, I might be more ‘me’ in my blogs than I am in real life. No, I don’t try to impress others or to be better than I am. I think this is just a fear of being judged, a fear of not belonging to the crowd, although I am surrounded by nice and understanding people.

These can be my true motives to write. Well, may be making some money out of it some day, too. You never know. šŸ˜‰

Recently, I have talked to my friend who also blogs from time to time. For her, blogging is the way to socialize with people from far away. Another friend of mine has a more profit-oriented approach. There are people who actually have something to tell to the world, who motivate others. Our motives and roles online are as different as they are in real life. Many of us start blogging out of curiosity, but often there are also motives, which we might not fully realize.

So my friends, why do you blog? šŸ™‚

P.S. I hope you can comment now, as there were some issues with it previously.

10 thoughts on “Why do people blog?

  1. Interesting topic. Sometimes Iā€™m really tired but feel compelled to blog and then wonder why? Is working on a text really what relaxes me? I guess so!!! What does that say about me? No idea! šŸ˜‚ But I think mostly Iā€™m like you. I like to let the thoughts pour and see what kind of post it turns out to be

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  2. I’ve been blogging since 2010. Back then wordpress ran several challenges to encourgage bloggers and there was a real sense of community – I made lots of friends across the world. I dropped out of blogging for a few years and when I returned the scene had changed. In many ways less personal/community and more commercialized as more and more people want to earn a buck from their blog.

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  3. Honestly, I blog to share something with people, the good stuff that I enjoyed – whether it’s a book, music, nice food, poetry, sports etc. About the poetry, this is a space where I can share my own creations with the world, but also some amazing poets, especially Romanian, I dared to translate some of their poems in English so that many people who love poetry can find joy in them.
    About your life in the ’90’s, for me it wasn’t a shock in any way, as we also experienced most of them.
    It’s good that there are so many bloggers and reasons to blog, it makes things more interesting.

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  4. the blog for me is a repository of memory where I keep my adventures on a bicycle and walking. it is also an opportunity to share with the world, there is always someone who can be inspired or just collect some information about the trails

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  5. I don’t blog to make money from it, I blog for me. I always wanted to be a writer and try to pin myself down to the discipline of creating content which I do now, even though it turned in the direction of sharing my adventures with photographs. I enjoy connecting with the wider world.

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