Why do people blog? Is it for politics, for love, for money, for expression, to let out what they have to say? Some post photos, some post porno, some post poetry, and some have some really wild designs for their weblogs. Is there really that much that we want to share with the public?
Okay, so YDOUBLOG?
I got started by accident. A friend of mine (Tim Colson in the links column) had one and I wanted to post a comment on his and the next thing I knew, I had an account and was letting anyone who cared read my thoughts.
I'm a writer by training, and I work at it 10 hours a day, so WHY would I want to do it in my free time? Is it because I don't think anyone is listening?
I have designed blogs for other people. I have four on my profile now and there is a possibility that will increase. Do I REALLY have that much to say? Or do I really have a deep need to have someone listen; maybe that's it.
I work in a department of a job that no one pays any attention to. I play an instrument that no one notices unless its gone. I get together with friends every now and then, but I have only one or two people I would call at 3:00 in the morning. I haven't spoken to my brother in almost two years. I called; no answer. I sent Christmas gifts, no reply.
So maybe that's why I feel compelled to write. In a world that is way beyond my control, I feel like I cannot go silently. So I won't.