Why do you blog?

Hazelblackberry of A Bex and a Good Lie Down has tagged me. Well, she actually tagged me some days ago and I did promise to post that day but it didn’t happen. Sorry.

It’s now up to me to give you five reasons as to why I blog. Hmmm.

1. I enjoy writing.

2. I enjoy the sense of community blogging creates.

3. I love the fact that I’ve met so many interesting people, both online and in person, through blogging.

4. Writing helps me to formulate, shape and distill my own thoughts.

5. Being a naturally shy person, putting my thoughts out into cyberspace takes me out of my comfort zone.

I could come up with several more reasons but the meme asks for five and five you have.

Hazelblackberry tagged five people and Carol, who tagged her, only nominated one person. I suppose that means it’s open to me to decide how to proceed.

I think I’ll open it up to everyone. If you’re a blogger, please take a few moments to consider why you blog. You may have answered the question some time ago but can I encourage you to look at it again and see if you’re still blogging for the same reasons?

Jot down five reasons that you blog, either in the comments section of this post or on your own blog.

If you’re a blog reader, but you’ve chosen not to publish your own blog, I’d love to get your perspective on this one. Would you take the time to write five reasons that you don’t blog in the comments section of this post?

I look forward to some answers from bloggers and non-bloggers.

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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

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  • I’ve just remembered I didn’t do this and I meant to.

    1. I love to write

    2. I love the way blogging makes you look at your life and, in my case, where I live with an objective eye. (I think we’ll have that as two reasons)

    4. I love the contact you get with other bloggers and the insight it gives into their lives (does the and in that last one make it count as two reasons because I’ve run out now!)

  • I blog because I found myself writing really long comments on other people’s blogs. And they kept asking me, “Why don’t you have a blog?” 🙂