5 Reasons Why I Blog

One of the best things about blogging is that it is not something that you can do locked up in your own little world – blogging is a community thing. Every community has rituals. Blogging has memes (how do you pronounce that again?). Collis from NorthxEast tagged me with this one so here goes:

1. I Love to Write
I may not be as good as Stephen King but I think I can write quite well, and I love doing it. As someone who loves writing, I love having people read what I write. Running a blog has to be the best way to expose my writing to as many people as possible.

2. To Act as an Example and Experiment
I know someone with a killer idea for a new blog (no you won’t get anything from me) but he has little or no experience with computers let alone the internet. This blog is an experiment we set up to test the waters, so to speak. I hope to learn certain things from it (see #4 below) and also inspire him to get his own blog.

3. To Share
I read a lot and I’d like to believe that I gain a lot from what I read. I like to share, even knowledge, and right now, blogging is the best and easiest way of sharing my knowledge, with the whole world no less. Connected to this, I blog because its fun to do so.

4. To Learn
By my own standards, I’m pretty much of an internet newbie. I don’t want this to be so(at least not much longer) therefore blogging is my own way of getting into the internet and understanding how it works. Of course, I’ll be using this new-found knowledge to start making money on the net soon.

5. I’m Addicted
As I mentioned elsewhere, I find it fascinating that I can write something while under my sheets in the bed and, almost immediately, someone from China or Australia can read it. Isn’t this cool? So I blog because I don’t want the kids in China to have fewer options of what to read while on the web.

That’s it! Now it’s my turn to do the tagging. Mama Shady, Archer, Aco, Kirima and The Fun Hunt you’re it!

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  1. I’ve just seen the tag, I’ll take up the challenge as soon as possible. I think you should email the others so that they know they’ve been tagged.

  2. Thanks. I look forward to reading your post.

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