Thursday, October 19, 2006

Why I blog

Blog about how you feel about your blogging. Is it too time consuming? Do you love sharing? What are the benifits of blogging? and the negative things of it? With Rhonna's and Cathy z's blog ending, I am wondering why both of them are doing it... it's just interesting to me. how about you?? blog about it...

When I first started to blog, I was not aware of how it would change my life. I have always been a person to write. I have several journals that I write in and I thought to myself what a new an interesting way to journal. So, I was curious to see how it would go. I found blogger and it is one of the single best things that could have ever happened to me.

I have met so many wonderful people. So many interesting people. So many people who share my same passions in life. So many people who continue to wow and inspire me everyday. I have met some people who have humbled me as a person. I have laughed and cried with so many people. I have been taken a back at the kindness that people exhibit towards me. I am even shocked at how much alike we can be sometimes. But most of all, if not for blogging, I would have not met and had the privilige to have so many wonderful TRUE FRIENDS. A true sisterhood, if you will! I am tearing up thinking about it. I would have not met Bonnie Rose, Adrienne, Toya, Tamika, Melissa, Sophia, my girl Em, divarngirl, and many many more....

To be honest it's like cheap therapy. YOu can get free advice. Free counseling....LOL I can vent here, share my most intimate thoughts, it's more feedback than just writing in a regular journal. However, I still do handwritten journaling, a force of habit. What can I say, I enjoy writing.

I love to blog. I don't look at is a chore. If I have something to say, I will blog. Plain and simple. I enjoy doing it. If I don't have anything to say, I don't. If I am too busy, I won't. I think that is where a lot of the people who stopped blogging went wrong. It should not be an OBLIGATION, it should be something that you enjoy and want to do.


Not only do I love blogging, I think I like to read blogs even more....
I guess that is the voyeur in me...LOL I love peeking into the lives of other people. I love hearing about your accomplishments and how your child got gum stuck in her hair and then I can think to myself, "Hey, my little girl did the same thing." Like Bonnie said its a kinship. Everyone wants to feel a sense of belongingness. Everyone wants to find validation. That is the reason I blog!

First and foremost, My family comes first. I am not a CAREER MOM, yet, so I have the time. However, If I was to wear many hats so to speak, I think I would continue to blog. I enjoy it that much!

On the flip side to blogging, I recently found the INFAMOUS BLOG. I found that I was being talked about in such a vicious way, and it did hurt me and discourage me a little. Nothing about my blog, but about a post I made on twopeas.....It just sucks that some people would use this wonderful tool, to spewl negativity and cruelness. But, it's the way of the world.

If someone was to ask me at this very moment, would I ever stop blogging, It would be a quick NO!! For now, I choose to Blog Baby!!!!

Thanks Bonnie for the challenge.!!!
Until next time...

10 comments:

Heather said...

Dana... you put it so well!

Penny said...

I love your response to this! I don't know what I'd do without all my blogging buddies!

Brown English Muffin said...

I wonder why people blog and why people stop blogging...I make up stories in my head about people after I read their entry for that day.

I often wonder if they are anything like the stories in my head.

Nancy said...

Well said ~ "it's like cheap therapy" ~ that pretty much sums it up for me on some days!
~ Nancy

toya said...

WOW, what an awesome post, I could feel the words there are so strong, thanks for including me on your list, that means alot, I think everyone wants to connect with someone, that is the reason we do it.

BonnieRose said...

loved what u shared!
you really nailed it.
I am thankful for blogging and for all the wonderful ppl I have met.. I agree.. it's like cheap therapy. it's nice to know there are ppl out there that can truly care for one another.

Kristy said...

Great blog!!

frazzledmom said...

Couldn't have said it better. Some amazing bloggers out there with so much to share. It's like a whole new form of education in itself.

adrienne said...

Great post girl, thanks for including me. We all blog for different reasons, but friendships are abig part of it.

dynamomomof2 said...

awesome insight to your blogging - keep it up