Blogging - Why I do it. Why do you?

Accord, New York
February 10, 2016 1:02pm CST
As I'm getting my head around outlining my first few posts here, I thought maybe I'd strike up a conversation about blogging, as far as why I wanted to start doing it, and maybe find out why other people do, and see if some of our reasons match up, or if I could learn a new opinion or two. Why I started blogging: 1. People change. I know I have in the last few years. And sometimes, I wish I could go back and review my thought process and how I viewed the world. I think having an archive of your thoughts, opinions, and experiences is a pretty cool thing. And it's even cooler seeing how other people reacted to them. I think it helps the development of a person - or at last is a valuable thing to be able to look back on. 2. Common Interests. I want to be able to reach people that share interests with me! And maybe even discover a few more! What better way to learn about yourself than to express yourself and be exposed to the expression of others? 3. Growing as a writer. I think the nonfiction of life is just as helpful in writing as the fiction. I think blogging will help be become a better writer in general, as I'm sure most of you can vouch for. Some questions I have for you: 1. What made you start blogging? 2. Why do you blog now? 3. Did you ever think you would become a blogger? 4. What do you blog about and why? Just some things I'm curious to know about the fellow members of myLot. Do you blog to take the place of a diary? Do you blog to gain insight? Or is it to just share your knowledge and opinions on whatever it may be?
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@sugartoes (43786)
• Greencastle, Indiana
11 Feb 16
1. What made you start blogging? it gave me a place to express my feelings & a place to put my thoughts & ideas & plans & my feeling 2. Why do you blog now? it gives me a place to learn who I am & gives me Idea's 3. Did you ever think you would become a blogger? NO I never knew what a blog was till I got my 1st computer & didn't know anything about blogging for a yr after my 1st computer. 4. What do you blog about and why? I blog about things to teach others about I blog about what I have learned in life I blog about a lot of things I can share with others
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• Accord, New York
11 Feb 16
@sugartoes Very nice. I think blogging for a lot of people is a way to express themselves.
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@sugartoes (43786)
• Greencastle, Indiana
11 Feb 16
@SometimesINovel I write & interact with people on here I BLOG on another site called blogger .com & a word press blogging site
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@pgiblett (6576)
• Canada
10 Feb 16
I do it because I enjoy writing. I write on about four sites at various times. Take a look at my blog.
Words, Wordcraft & Writing by Peter B. Giblett
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• Accord, New York
11 Feb 16
@pgiblett Wow. Four sites? That's crazy. I'm just trying to see if I can keep up with this one!
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@pgiblett (6576)
• Canada
11 Feb 16
@SometimesINovel MyLot is not my main site. Apart from Wikinut the others are more specialised.
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@patgalca (14664)
• Orangeville, Ontario
11 Feb 16
I find blogging here has replaced writing in a journal. I love to hand write as opposed to type, but I'm online and can get feedback this way. I still pick up my journal once in awhile. Sometimes I really need to vent in an uncensored way.
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• Accord, New York
11 Feb 16
@patgalca Definitely. I sometimes write letters that I never send when I need to vent. But I still think I might get an actual journal again.
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@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
10 Feb 16
Blogging is useful for the writer. It's interesting to others if they share the same interests.
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• Accord, New York
11 Feb 16
@Gillygirl Agreed.
@jaboUK (55158)
• United Kingdom
10 Feb 16
I don't consider myself to be a be a blogger at all.
• Accord, New York
10 Feb 16
@jaboUK Really? What do you consider yourself to be?
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@jaboUK (55158)
• United Kingdom
10 Feb 16
@SometimesINovel I don't really consider myself to be in any defined group. For me a blog seems to be a personal online diary. I don't use this site for that, I just write whatever I feel like at the time, just hoping that there will be something there that others can discuss. I also do anecdotes from my childhood, poems etc.
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• Accord, New York
11 Feb 16
@jaboUK I see. For me, blogging isn't like a diary at all. I feel that would be much too personal to put out there like this unless I was trying to make a point about something. For me, blogging is a way to share my knowledge, experience, and opinions on things, hoping to relate to the people that take the time to read, and maybe strike up a discussion.
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@anh101 (1380)
3 Mar 16
I started my first blog 2 months ago, i want to write and share about English learning experience. Another blog i write in English to depicts how i start my blogging journey