April 15, 2009

Top Ten Reasons I'm Still Blogging

After ringing in the New Year by starting the Keeps Me Smiling blog, I questioned how long I would last. But I'm still writing, and I still look forward to writing, and tweeting, and commenting, and connecting...on a daily basis. So, what's up with that? Here are some thoughts on why I'm smiling, and I wonder if it's the same for you.

1. After years of parenting, it's nice to refocus on the written word.

2. It gives me a voice, no matter how big or small.

3. It provides a fun excuse to reconnect with old friends, and a platform for meeting new ones.

4. Tweeting about blogging is almost as fun as blogging.

5. I like watching the eyerolls I get from non-bloggers.

6. It motivates me to keep current on news and events.

7. It teaches humility, because starting a blog this far along in the game means you are just one, tiny little micro-fish in a huge ocean of bloggers.

8. It reminds me how important it is to listen. Earning a readership, means being a reader.

9. Everyday life has become more interesting, because now there are more lenses from which to view it.

10. I get to learn stuff! My favorite was figuring out "Twit This!" (or maybe I just like the way it sounds).

10 (+1 louder). Whether you agree or disagree with their opinions, writers are thinkers. Add social media, and you have groups of people who can affect change, hopefully for the better.


All Things BD said...

I really love numbers 8 and 9. Listening, gaining perspective. Very important life skills. :)

Carolina said...

I'm still cracking up about #5. Most (well all except 1) of my friends are not blogging, don't read blogs, barely opened up a Facebook account... basically they are not web-savvy. So when I talk to them about blogging, they look at me like I'm some alien being. The do humor me and read my blog once in a while, and one actually left a comment once. But later she told me she had a hard time figuring out how to do that. :)

Danielle said...

I love getting tiny glimpses into friends' lives/brains/senses of what's funny

Tiffany T said...

My main problem is how easily I get sucked into reading blogs, and before I know it, HOURS have passed, my children are collecting dust, and my home has been condemned. So, I end up staying away from reading blogs until I KNOW I have that much time to spend.