Why Do I Blog?

Inspired by a post from ProBlogger...

I started blogging because I love to write. Writing was such a huge part of my teenage years. It was my creative outlet. I don't remember who gave me my first computer, but I do remember how it looked in the corner of my room. It sat on a wooden desk that was made to fit in a corner. The desk had one drawer and I'm sure I threw anything and everything into it. I escaped into my own thoughts when I sat down in front of its screen and wrote whatever came to mind. I even remember writing my first, and only, story on it. I'm sure that computer is long gone. It had Windows 3.1 on it for Pete's sake.

Writing began to trickle out of my life after High School and the only time I would ever write was to send an email or to write a business letter. I wanted to get back to writing, but I always made excuses for myself. I would tell myself I didn't have anything to write about, or that I was too critical of my own work to make it through a story. I didn't have the confidence that I could just write. I told myself time and time again that I had no inspiration. It was a shame, really, what I was telling myself because I enjoy writing so much. Every person in this world has something, I believe, that is given to them when they are born. A talent. It may not be a million dollar talent, but a talent nonetheless and writing is my talent.

One day, in early October, something came along and told me to quit listening to that nay-saying voice and get out and do what I love. My Muse, lost as she was, found me after a decade of searching. Or perhaps she was waiting for the perfect moment. I will never know.

Tell me, why do you blog?

3 comments:

Ching Ya said...

Because I like to write! Yes, totally agree with that. I like your writing style, so behold! your blog's gonna be in my blog list. All the best you!

Pheng said...

Writing is a great way to verbalize your true feeling. I like to write something that means something to people although it's just my self-expression and my personal opinions, but it feels great to write and hopefully it can benefit readers out there.

Earnest Makes Run said...

I blog because it is the easiest way for me to really get my feelings out, and while you write you sometimes realize things about you're self and you're life that you otherwise would have ignored.