Writing. Blogging. Getting the ideas from your brain to some form of written communication… it’s cathartic.
I have been writing a long time. I started writing to Dear Diary… that was short-lived and such a one-sided relationship. Diary never wrote me back. Diary never left comments. Diary just was….
Blogging is different. Blogging serves the same purpose writing to you all, my Dear Readers, as writing to Dear Diary did, but… you all respond. Okay, maybe not all of you. Perhaps just some of you.
So for those of you who have a blog, why do you write? For whom do you write? Is it for yourself or for some other person? Personally, I write for myself. Screw the rest of you. No, seriously. Really… GAH! Y’all don’t believe me!
Fine. If it makes you feel better, I write for you all… but that’s a lie, because really I write for myself. As the words flow from my brain, down my neck to my shoulders, down my arms and out my fingertips, it’s all for me*. And, after all – it IS all about me anyway – it’s only fitting that my blog is for me as well. Blogging is my way of getting what is in my brain to written form and out of my head… the fact that it’s shared to the masses is a bonus in some way… the fact that it’s out of my head, cathartic.
Blessed with a Star on the Forehead had her own cathartic moment… the questioning of whether or not to continue blogging because of a callous comment. She chose to continue and I’m glad for that. One aspect of blogging is that you put yourself out there to share with the world – good or bad. People’s reactions to what I or anyone else writes comes about because of how they perceive reality – not because they mean it personally.
So, do you blog? Why do you blog? What do you get from putting your thoughts into written form? Do you find it cathartic?
*Congratulations, Dear Readers! You’re the first to see one of my half-assed illustrations! Break out the noise makers and champagne!