Celebrating 6 years at Roses to Rainbows.
What is blogging? Blogging began as a web log, an online journal of whatever you wished to write down to share with friends, family or just for yourself. Over time the web log has evolved into the blog, or blogging, and one who writes a blog is called a blogger. Our thoughts are now shared on a much larger scale as we try to reach out to people all around the world.
Why do people blog? For some blogging may be an extension of a business website; for others it may be a means of staying in touch with family and friends.
Some bloggers get recognized for their content and go on to write books. I've watched bloggers go from small sites to national recognition, magazines and TV shows. Is this the norm? Nope. It is the few of the few, so why do the rest of us do it? As self expression, a creative outlet, or as some people state, "I can't not write".
These are some of the things that got us started, but what keeps us coming back to the keyboard? What keeps us pressing publish, sharing our thoughts, our words, our stories?
I have previously shared this quote "Better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self." I often wonder what Cyril Connolly was thinking when he said those words? Born in the early 1900s, he was a widely published British author, so apparently he was not lacking a public for whom to write.
For whom am I writing? For anyone who takes the time out of their busy lives to read my posts. For anyone who reads my words and smiles. For anyone who happens by on their way to somewhere else.
What is my goal? To reach out to people, to make them smile, make them think, to encourage and motivate them. I serve up a mixture of facts, fiction and anecdotes, tossed with humor and inspiration and sides of pictures and poetic ponderings.
What keeps you writing or reading?
The quote of the week returns next week.
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Hi Linda - what a great pic ... and Cyril Connolly was I guess just wanting to write - little did he know how his words resonate now. I blog because I love the interaction and I get to teach myself so much for the blog, and learn from others ... cheers HilaryReplyDelete
Hi Hilary! I agree about learning through blogging and doing research for posts. I need to do more of that.Delete
I started out with wanting to let my grandchildren know who I am, long after I'm gone but it has turned into something else!ReplyDelete
I get to travel all over the world, by computer and have friendships all over the world!
Now, I let my friends know what I am doing by blogging my daily life and adventures.
I love meeting new friends!
(someday my grandchildren will look back and laugh, cry and understand who I am, more then I knew my grandmother)
The computer can certainly close geographical distance and bring us together with people we would otherwise never know.Delete
I did indeed like it! Some people think as they talk. I think as I write. I bet you do too. We are both better people for blogging. I love looking into your world!ReplyDelete
Hey Ashley! I blog because I want to share my thoughts and hopefully make someone's day a little better and see the world as being a little brighter.Delete