Why do people blog? Other than being in an English class where they are required to do so for a grade? Why would someone want to put their emotions and beliefs out there for all to see? It completely baffles me that some people post the entirety of their lives on their blogs. If you have a Facebook or Twitter account, you are blogging. And chances are, you didn’t even think about it like that until now. But really, blogging? I don’t know much about blogging, as I’m fairly new to this game, but here’s what I’ve found out so far.
Blogging is for the people who love to write, express their thoughts, and reveal their emotions. These are the people who spent most of their childhood with their nose either in a book or a journal. These people like to state their arguments with clear and concise wording so as to get their message across. Their argument may not be neutral, but it still does not purposely try to offend others views(in a good blog, at least).
Blogging is a conversation. People bring forth so many ideas to the internet’s virtual table. The purpose of a blog is to express one’s self in the confines of a few paragraphs(sometimes more). A blogger can read and respond to other bloggers, or even just the experiences of their own lives. The thing about a conversation is you have to keep it going or it will just die.
That’s why blogging is cumulative. If you want to blog, you have to keep up with it. Post weekly. Keep your readers on edge. Write, write, write! Need I say more? I think you get it.
Bloggers take a chance. Some blogs are better than others. And let’s admit it, some blogs just SUCK(although I hope you don’t include mine in that category). But yet, at the end of the day, there is someone behind the screen of a computer putting their all into a post for everyone who wishes to read it. What greater chance is there to take than expressing yourself to the whole world? This is the element that makes a blog great. The writer takes a chance, shocks the audience, and with this, hopefully, succeeds.
Why don’t we all take a chance with our blogs? Talk about what we really want to talk about, write with no fear of judgement or negative criticism? Imagine if we all just spoke our minds. Our culture today emphasizes avoiding conflict by not stepping on other people’s toes, and essentially, being quiet about what we believe. If we all just take a chance and write about what we want to talk about rather than something lukewarm and neutral, we could go so far in this big-picture conversation of life. Let’s take a chance.