24th July 2007

Five Reasons Why I Blog

After spending some time browsing Conversation Agent, the brilliant Blog of Valeria Maltoni, in particular her post titled Why I Blog, I am inspired to write my own top 5 reasons for why I blog, so here they are:

Why I Blog:

  1. First and foremost, to help people – there is so much in my head that I often take for granted until someone else asks me a question – so for those who don’t know me personally (in order to ask), I decided to post what I know in the hopes that someone looking for that small piece of knowledge might stumble across it and find it helpful in some way. I post reviews of software I’ve tried so that others can find an honest, unpaid assessment, or tips on how to save time doing some small task that can otherwise be intimidating.
  2. Because I have so many words running around in my head all the time – if I don’t write them down I’m afraid I’ll lose them :)
  3. Because I’m an introvert – I know that sounds contradictory, but the very nature of the internet is perfect for introverts, because you – the reader – come to me (my site) to seek some answers or conversation or a laugh. Introverts often find it difficult or intimidating to approach others, so the fact that others must make the approach to come to our blogs frees us from our insecurities and allows us to give freely without worrying that our advice or comments are unwanted.
  4. Because I often find humour in situations that can sometimes be frustrating or intimidating, and by pointing out what I find funny, and getting others to laugh too, it can make the frustration just a litte more bearable and what’s intimidating just a little bit less so.
  5. Because I’m practicing my writing skills in preparation for that great novel I hope to write someday…….when everyone else switches to a Mac and I have more time on my hands! :)

Valeria, thanks for the inspiration! I look forward to spending more time reading your posts!

Kitten
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One Response to “Five Reasons Why I Blog”

  1. On July 25th, 2007,Valeria Maltoni Says:

    Trisha:

    This is a great post! Thank you for the link love and for articulating with such clarity. I love #2 yes, if we don’t get into the habit of writing things down, we end up not taking the next steps on our ideas… and that would be a shame. Humor is great in life. We should all be so lucky to find it in the most frustrating situations. Thinking about it though that’s what makes comedians amazing — they find the funny in the tragic.

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