So I've been doing some thinking lately about why I have a blog. I've asked myself a few questions:
- What purpose does my blog serve? Does it even serve a purpose?
- What's my motive for writing it? Attention? Insecurity? Public humiliation?
- What should I be aiming for in writing a blog?
- Why isn't my blog better than it is?
So... where does that leave me? My blog - this blog - is a pitiful conglomeration of several of those categories. How does the saying go? If you try to do too many things, you end up doing none of them well.
A good blogger, so I've read, posts every day.
A good blogger is original and doesn't steal from other blogs.
A good blogger gets lots of comments.
Do I wish I were as funny as Big Mama? As creative as The Nester or Melissa @ The Inspired Room? As talented a cook, photographer and all-around homemaker as The Pioneer Woman? As unflinchingly honest as Jon @ Stuff Christians Like? As gifted with a camera as Meg @ Whatever or Darby @ Fly Through Our Window? As inspiring as Beth @ the LPM Blog? YES! The answer is YES!But since I'm me and not them, I'm going to continue to try to find what my purpose is in this bloggy endeavor. I like writing here. I've always wanted to write and this has given me some motivation to sit down and take the time to put my thoughts to digital paper. I enjoy what little feedback I get - it's so fun to get a comment!! I love to share cool ideas, inspiring stories and funny content. It helps me process some of what can too fleetingly go through my mind.
I'll try to check my motives often to see if I'm just feeding my need for attention or validation. If I discover that's all I'm after, I'll shut 'er down. (Wow. Where did that phrase come from?)
Thanks for listening to me think. Any thoughts you'd like to share? Leave a comment and you will have my undying gratitude. And $10,000.