What’s Your Blog to You?

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A way to share your passion with the world?

A log of your travels or of your journey through the world of fashion?

A vehicle for personal change?

A place of comfort you can always come to?

A marketing tool?

A way to show off some talent or skill?

A safe way to flirt with other minds?

Is it a medium for conveying your social ideas?

Of commenting on events and criticizing things that need to change?

A way to pass the time?

A journal that you can’t lose?

That others can’t peep into because it’s out there in the open anyway?

A bit of you that you’ve digitized and shared with the world?

Or a private thing between you and your family?

A writer’s log?

A stay-at-home-mom log?

A way to hopefully make some money so you can quit your job?

Something you wanted to try out?

And now maybe you’re stuck with?

A duty? An obligation?

A whim?

Hard work?

Something that’s growing on you?

A kind of addiction?

All of these things?

Something else?

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For me, my blog has been different things over the years.

You can say it has been most of the above.

Now it’s a place I return to without hurry or hassle.

I don’t blog as much as I used to; I find it takes me away from the sort of writing I want to do.

But my blog has been with me for years; it’s part of me.

I have a physical body and a digital one.

Maybe you do, too?

My blog is part of my digital body, an organ within it, if you will.

Instead of blood, it’s electricity that flows through it, a constant stream of traffic.

Together with your social media organs, your blog makes your digital expression system.

But maybe I’m complicating things.

Maybe a blog is really only a kind of window into your life.

Through which you can look out; but through which the world can look in, too.

Maybe we still need that.

Maybe having a blog is not as cool as it used to be, today in the age of Instagram.

Maybe it’s also a bit more work than we’d like it to be.

But doesn’t it still fulfill some fundamental need for self-expression?

Isn’t it a window that we need to keep open, to let in some fresh air and some light?

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4 thoughts on “What’s Your Blog to You?

  1. It is a place where I can write. I’m not good enough to publish, so here I can write to my heart’s content. Also to share my feelings (not all of them!) and thoughts, and hopefully get some response from others.

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