9.19.2008

Why I blog

When I went to BlogHer a few months ago I knew I was out of my league with some of those people when I realized there were there to learn how to increase their traffic. Some talked about how many 'hits' they get a day or week or month. Advertising seemed to be of the utmost importance for some.

Me? Could care less. For the most part that is.

I admit, I do get all giddy when I have 12 comments on one post. Hell, I get giddy when I have 5 comments.

I blog not because I have to or because I intend on making money. I don't even have hopes that someone will see my writing and ask me to write somewhere else, although that would be a big confidence booster. I don't blog to change the world or the opinions of others.

I blog because I want to remember. I want to remember the little things that will inevitably slip my mind and fall to the wayside. I blog because someday I hope that my children, when they get older, will be able to read my words and learn a little something about their mother. (Hi kids! I love you!)

My children won't care about how many 'hits' I get. Or how many comments I got. They probably won't care what other people thought when they read what I wrote. Until they read this particular post they won't realize that my number of comments I get is almost proportionate to the number of comments I make on other people's blogs.

I'm no professional writer by any stretch of the imagination and I have no hopes of being one. Even a semi-professional writer status is nothing I aspire to be. What I do aspire to be is honest and thoughtful and entertaining.

I honestly am looking forward to reading these posts years from now. Chances are I'll roll my eyes at my own writing and probably be mortified that I wrote some things. But I'm really looking forward to remembering those moments that I talked about earlier. The ones that got away.

I look forward to capturing those forgotten moments. That's why I blog.

9 comments:

Jess said...

When I started this, creating an archive of memories was not among my reasons for blogging. But now I love that it exists. And more than once I've needed to know the date something happened and gone back to check my blog to find out. Very useful, although not as sentimental as what you're talking about.

Elena said...

And I absolutely love knowing what's going on with you, darling. So keep posting. *mwah*

Maggie said...

EXACTLY. It's what we do to remember when the "penguins" fall of the "ice bergs" in our heads.

I love reading your blog... I miss you and I need to get out your way so I can meet the little one!

xoxoxoxo

Sherri said...

I think this is the perfect reason to blog!!!

jodifur said...

I totally here ya. There is too much pressure to be a "big blogger."

just wanted to let you know I added a link to you on jodifur!

Ms. R said...

I am totally with you on this. Sure, I'll take some glory and paycheck if it fell in my lap but that is not why I blog.

Sarah said...

Oh I couldn't agree more. I love that blogging a virtual scrapbook of sorts. Years from now these posts are going to give your boys a great peak into how much their mama loves them.

superextraordinary said...

I've been reading your blog for quite a while - as I always do when I first start crushing on a blog. I really like your writing style, I feel like you are just talking right next to me, like talking to a friend, and the meanings come really naturally and without pressure. Flowing very comfortably. It makes me even more happier. I should've introduced myself earlier, though!
Bottom line : Keep blogging, you're fabulous!

jennyonthespot said...

I like what Sherri said... You go girl :)