Why Blog, You Ask?
I’m no expert blogger. You can call me a “hobby blogger” or whatever. But me, I’m simply a “blogger” — no need to precede it with any adjective found in the dictionary. I’m simply just a person who enjoys rambling for I just can’t keep my thoughts to myself.
A blogger. A simple blogger. (And there goes the adjective! Hahaha!)
Anyway, THIS “simple blogger” can seriously say that BLOGGING is for EVERYONE. And since overgeneralization is in vogue nowadays, heavens yes — that includes YOU!
So why? Why should there be more <insert adjective here> bloggers in the cyber world? Well…
…a form of “therapy.” Whether you’re angry, happy, sad, IN LUUURVE, or just plain bored, blogging can help you! Well, at least that’s what it does for me. Expressing your feelings through words is, no doubt, therapeutic. If you’re not convinced, the only way to prove that is to TRY IT. So go ahead, blog away!
…a “time capsule.” Aside from ALWAYS thinking of topics that may interest your readers, why not just document how your day went. It can be as simple as going to a mall and then suddenly bumping into an old friend you haven’t seen in years, or it can be as grand as traveling to Antarctica where no one else has been to except for scientists (oh yes you can!), blog about it.
A picture can PAINT a thousand words. But a blog? Aside from already having pictures, a blog can SHOW exactly your feelings through words. It can show how you felt on that exact same day you went to the mall or traveled to Antarctica. Plus, it’s easier to “go back in time” through your “archives” widget, don’t cha think? Heehee.
Blogging can give you…
…improved (writing) skills. I may not be a big shot in writing, I may not be friends with J.K. Rowling (which sucks ’cause I hear she’s even richer than the Queen!), I may not be a Freshly Pressed blogger here on WordPress (are you hearing this WordPress?! Haha!), but I get to be “published” with just a click of a button!
On top of that, there’s no pressure. I don’t have to worry about what my editor will say or what errors I will commit. I don’t even have to get disappointed when my “marketing strategy” fails for not having enough hits on one blog post. Why? ’Cause I’m ALL that when it comes to my blog. I edit it, I proofread it, and I “market” it (thanks Facebook and Twitter). Most importantly, I “learn” every time my fingers get in touch with my keyboard. Count them together and I already have a total of FOUR SKILLS I was able to improve just by blogging. So if you’re in need of a budding editor/proofreader/marketing assistant/learner, just give me a call, will ya?
And oh! Before I forget, some people have actually been telling me that there’s a big improvement in my writing skills (yay, another improved skill!) compared to the way I wrote in one of my previous blogs — all thanks to the never-ending “lessons” I get, one blog entry at a time.
…followers. In the form of your
stalkers readers, of course. Kidding aside, whether they’re your family, friends, colleagues, or even strangers, be appreciative for being appreciated. After all, they took the time to read what you typed for hours. Bonus is if they LIKE what you typed, too!
So to you my dear readers, A BIG THANK YOU!!!
…self-fulfillment. Aside from being read by others, you should also think of YOURSELF. In the first place, you blogged because of YOU — yourself, and YOU. Your readers, number of likes, comments — those are just icing on the cake. Your actual “cake” should be blogging just the way it is. The way you were able to finally let all those thoughts out. Fulfilling? Most of, if not all the time, YES!
…the meaning of passion. If you don’t call something-you-keep-doing-because-you-enjoy-it-thoroughly-even-though-you-don’t-get-paid-for-it A PASSION, then I don’t know what that is! ’Nuff said.
Through blogging, you can inspire others in your own little way.
I’ve had some people (okay, less than 10 but more than five peeps) tell me that they’ve been inspired to blog because of my blog. THIS blog — this very blog you’re reading right now. (Whew, that’s plenty of “blogs” in one paragraph!) Anywhooo…
For me, that person was Patty Laurel.
Like I’ve mentioned, I’ve been blogging even waaay before I thought of “being a lady,” but I still wasn’t THAT into it. But when I stumbled upon Idol Patty‘s blog, I knew that she was the “push” I needed to go all the way. So thanks, Patty Laurel — thanks for inspiring me to blog!
As for you, yes YOU! As in the one reading this post — I hope you get to be inspired, too.
So why should YOU blog?
Honestly, you’re still the only one who can answer that. I’ve already told you my reasons… and if you don’t see any point in them, well, that’s really not my problem anymore. I say (for the nth time), to each his own.
At least I get to do something I enjoy. Heck, I can even choose any adjective I want to describe my form of blogging. Question is, do you get to do the same thing?
Oh what the heck, you don’t even have to answer that! I say, START BLOGGING NOW!!!
Your resident Lady blogger,
(At the end of the day, I still settled for being called The Lady! KCACO.)