I have had a thought presented to me recently that has really made me think.
I love thoughts that make me think.
"Why do bloggers blog?"
Do we think our lives are really all that interesting? Is it to make us feel more important? Is it a way to 'scrapbook' our ideas and projects? Is it a form of therapy? Is it a way to keep in touch with family who live far away?
As a homeschool mom, some of my best inspritations have come from other homeschooling blogs. Ideas for projects, field trips, curriculum, etc. So I document our experiences with the thought of "Maybe someone will find some inspiration here too!" Do I think my ideas are awesome? No. But I will bet that the other mommy bloggers don't think their ideas are the best out there either. Or maybe they do. Either way, if *I* found it interesting...who cares about their motivation for posting?
Another reason I like to blog about our little humdrum lives is that one day, these humdrum days will be fondly remembered as the 'good old days' and I will have a laugh reading over our experiences.
Would I ever post anything that I would be embarrassed for anyone to read? Absolutely not. One day my kids will be on the WORLD WIDE WEB and they will see this blog. I would hate for them to read it and think....wow. I wish I didn't know *that* about my mom. :) Everything I post is intended for anyone to read. So, this really isn't a 'diary' for me in the sense that my deepest, darkest, most private thoughts are revealed. I am sure there are people who do that. And it's their right and perogative to do so. Just not my 'thang'.
Is it a form of therapy? Yep. It is.
Do I feel any more important because I have a blog? Nope. I am actually amazed anyone would read anything I have to say. If someone does read it...great. If not....that's okay too. I love living in a country with freedom of speech. If I lived in another part of the world, having a blog would be dangerous, illegal. God bless the USA that I get to post about nonsense! :)
And I have always wanted to be a writer. I get to 'play' writer on here. It's fun.
There you go. That's why I blog.
That is...if anyone actually read this post.