I liked Andrew Garrett’s post 8 Answers to the Question: Why do you bother? I absolutely agree with his points, but wanted to add a couple of my own (only slightly serious):
- It gives me a chance to write (with words and everything), something I do not get to do as much as I would like in my “real” job. Writing is like anything else, if you do not do it often, does it ever get hard to do!
- Ego. I have opinions, thoughts, ideas. I have lots of them, on just about every subject. And of course I believe everyone should have the opportunity to hear them 🙂 .
- It gives me a place to write things so that I will not lose them. My stuff is all right there, and hopefully will stay there as long as I need it. I am notorious for writing down ideas and losing them (or not writing them down, and still losing them).
- It gives me a place to say things, when I cannot find anyone else to listen – and it does not creep people out as much as when I sit and talk to myself!
- It gives me a place to indulge my obsession with numbers and statistics, as I watch the counter move (ok, slowly), and try to find a correlation between tags and reader count.
- And finally, because it is still fun!.
2 thoughts on “8 Answers to the Question: Why do you bother?”
Absolutely – I am getting too old to waste time on things that are not fun!
Thanks for adding to the conversation!
While all your reasons are valid, I think your last is most important – I’ve been blogging in various ways, on various sites, with varying levels of success for about 8 years now, and still enjoy doing it. If it wasn’t fun, I’m sure I’d find some other way to entertain myself 🙂