Mar 04 2006
Why go through the hassles? Why endure the frustration of research, the derision of critics, the abuse of immature people, the deadening effect of spam and the general lack of sleep that bogging entails?
A couple reasons. I found out a few years ago that I enjoyed expressing myself in text, also known as writing. Heck my sister is a professional writer with 10 books published, maybe it is in the blood.
And there is the gooey sweet altruistic motive of wanting to make an impact in the world in my lifetime, the desire to be part of the shaping of ideas that leads our society into its next age and the concept of being remembered after I pass this life as someone who spoke and spoke well. I also might add that sometimes I actually have good ideas, and I have been accorded some respect for them, which I find fulfilling.
And of course its a thrill seeing my name listed as a source, seeing someone take the time to credit my ideas with a hat tip or a featured post. I admit it, I like the attention.
But mostly, I find an outlet for emotions and thoughts in blogging, which is why my topics may stray from politics, the UW and Cindy Sheehan, and enter the theater, or some profound family moment.
It boils down to a blend of many things, but the bottom line is that I enjoy it.
Am I a professionally trained writer? No. Am I a journalist? Nope. I barely passed English and such in high school, and my college degree is in mechanics.
What I am is real. I live the life I present, I feel the emotions I describe, and believe the words I write.
Maybe that makes me unique, but in reality, that is what makes the Blogshere so unique.
The media stopped having an elitist monopoly on information and ideas when the bloggers formed.
I hope I am remembered for being a part of that.
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