Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Why Mz. Blogger, Why?
Why do you blog? Seriously, why do you? What makes you put your words out there for anyone to read? Is this writer-narcissism on steroids? Are you lacking attention you don't get at home? What inspired you to check out the blog-buzz and seek one of your very own?
"You need to start a blog."
"I do? What's a blawg?"
My writer's group encouraged me to find out. Three years later I'm hooked. Hyperlinks and no more than 250 word quips call to me. And, like most addicts, I push my drug of choice on others.
Karen and Sheri fell under the hypnotic encouragement of my blog jib..."Try it. You'll like it." I whispered from the corner booth at the coffee shop.
Now, our conversations are peppered with blog-talk. WordPress vs. Blogger, RSS feeds and whatever in the world is SEO.
ProBlogger ran a poll a few years back to discover why we blog. The results are still quite interesting. Click here.
So, why do I blog? Lots of reasons. Writing is my outlet. I have to hold back from saying ALL I'd love to say here. It's tough sometimes. With my book coming out in June, all of a sudden my blog needs to have more focus. Not sure if I can do that. There's too much I LOVE to write about. How can I pick just one thing?