According to Wikipedia, there are currently 156 million different public blogs. This number is daunting. As one member of that 156 million I wonder what it would take to get noticed by more than my five loyal readers. The fact that I used Wikipedia as a source is proof that I’m probably not willing to invest the kind of time in research that it would take to be noticed.
I asked a few of my regular readers why they thought I blogged. These are the people who read my blog whether they want to or not. They live with me or work with me or see me pretty frequently. I think they might be worried that if they don’t read it I’ll ask them about it. They are right. Here are their off the top of their head responses:
My mother: It’s fun. (This is true. It’s also a very supportive comment.)
My BFF: Because you want people to know what is going on and you like to write. (Very true, very supportive).
My sister: She burst out laughing. (I’m not sure what this means. But the truth is that one of the reasons I blog is to make my sister laugh so I guess its working. My favorite blogs are the ones where I watch her read them and she can’t breathe and tears are dripping down her face because she’s laughing so hard.)
My husband: Because you need attention. (ahhhh the ones who know us the best….) To his credit, he was kidding. I can tell when he’s joking because the corners of his eyelids crinkle and his eyes sparkle – it gives him away. But just because he was joking does not mean it’s not true.
There are other reasons. I blog because sometimes things I hear about in the world make me want to rant. My poor family can only handle so many of my tirades against injustice. Blogging forces me to rationally think through why I’m up in arms. When I’ve managed to think it through, I feel better. I can sleep.
It takes me about 45 mintues to do a single blog. It’s like a mental workout. I blog because sometimes life is hilarious. I blog because sometimes life is painful. I blog because it forces me to examine my attitudes.
I blog because sometimes God is so good that I want to shout out His praises.
I blog because my uncle blogs. I’m trying my best to keep up. Want to see why he blogs? Check out www.doncanonge.com.