Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Why Blog?

It seems that some of my favourite bloggers are thinking about or spilling the beans on why they blog.  Corrine over at the Daze of My Life did this yesterday. Ratz was pondering whether she was a writer here. Over at The World According to Mel she was thinking about why she started blogging and the relevance now.
So these posts have actually made me do some navel gazing, again. Why did I start this blog? Was it to be one of the in crowd? Was it to put my thoughts out there and get other opinions? Was it to it make friends and influence people?  Now if this sounds familiar I think I’ve written on this topic before but I can’t find it to link to it.
Anyway these questions above bring me to even more…. what kind of blogger am I?  I’m not really a mummy blogger (although maybe you think I am), or a crafty, homemaker blogger.  I think I’m just a general blogger.
I think deep down I really wanted to get back into the habit of writing.  I used to write all the time but haven’t done it properly or with enthusiasm for what seems like a long time.  I like connecting with others and seeing into other people’s lives and worlds and maybe, just maybe lowering a few of my walls and letting others in to my world.
I have discovered that doing NaBloPoMo too often can make me feel burnt out and like everything I write is superficial and to some extent meaningless.  However, I guess it does get me into the habit of writing every day which would be very useful if I do participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) next year.
I hope that once this NaBloPoMo is over I will get back to writing some  more deeper topics rather than just whatever I can think of in order to meet the post every day commitment.
Anyone else want to do some blogger navel gazing?  Or tell me that I really am a Mummy Blogger? Go on…you know you want to.


Ratz said...

I don't think you are a mommy blogger. Atleast the part that i have read, i don't think you are one. Blogging has been a great way to rev up the writing twin isn't?

E. said...

I think I should stick with just being an ordinary blogger. Occasionally discussing the big issues but just really blogging about stuff I guess. Today that sounds good to me.

Being Me said...

There's nothing ordinary with your posts! So you wouldn't be an 'ordinary' blogger... But I know what you mean. I used to be an infertility blogger (and I'm still sort of seen as one). However, after 5 years it feels like I've written almost all I can on the subject. Well, I mean, there is always something to say about it but it feels a bit like bleating these days. I don't like "niches" for my blog, although I realise it would probably help readers to know what/who I am and why/what I write! Hmmm. Food for thought. Thanks, E.!

Anna said...

Great post. After nearly getting through this month of Nablopomo, I think I write best when I write about disability and parenting. I don't want to be stuck in any kind of niche either really, but I don't think I qualify for a mummy blogger.
I don't think any of your posts have been superficial at all! I know what you mean though about feeling like your posting just for the sake of it this month. I definitely think I have been doing that. But I think it gives readers an insight into who we are a people. Not just someone who writes on the deeper issues. Does that make sense??


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