Meme: Why Do I Blog?

April 6, 2007

Ah yes, a blogging meme, which today I’m really thankful to have been tagged by Tamar – as I don’t have any other posts ready to go. It’s a simple question I’ll try to answer: Why do I blog?

Credit should be given to the originator of this meme, Rex Hammock, whose post I read while on vacation and thought his answers were pretty interesting. (I actually linked to said post here). He also has noticed that “Why do I blog?” has taken off.

Anyhow, here’s my shot at answering the question, which I think I’ve already made rather clear, and shouldn’t be any surprise to any regular readers of this blog.

Here are some pasts posts that lend some insight into answering the question:

My reasons for blogging basically break down into this list:

I think one should take note of several items that are deliberately omitted. My primary reasons for blogging don’t involve money, popularity, attention, fame, or ruling the blogosphere.

But to narrow things down to their essence, and answer a simple question in a simple way, here’s the basic gist of it:

I just want to write about stuff that’s interesting and see if anybody responds. That’s really about it.

It would be cool to get some more free swag, though.

Lastly, I suppose I should tag a few others. Here goes:

You can follow this meme as it wanders around the blogosphere here.

Comments

  1. Personal connections are definitely a big thing for me too and I’m glad that we connected :)

    Thanks for playing!

  2. Char says:

    Jason – I hop you are enjoying your trip. Thanks for tagging me. I was tagged back in Feb. Here is my entry:

    http://essentialkeystrokes.com/the-reasons-i-blog/

  3. Eric Berlin says:

    My reasons are similar to yours. I would only add that for me there’s something addictive about the immediate and visceral reaction of publishing online. The ability to have a thought, construct some words to express them, and then have them instantly accessible across the planet for discussion, derision, or contemplation (sometimes all three and more!) is endlessly exciting. And yes, ego-fueling and addictive as well. But fun, and hopefully healthy and productive if you (read = me) don’t let yourself get sucked too far down into the interwebs vortex.

  4. webomatica says:

    Hey folks. I’m a bit under the weather with a cold – yeah it’s cool to find that people actually read other blogs and I enjoy reading other folks’.

    Eric I agree that feeling of publishing and sending words out where literally anybody could read it – is kind of addictive. It’s actually a little scary too!