Good afternoon everyone. Welcome back! Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by me and Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.
Today’s topic is: Why Do You Blog?
Is it wrong that I’m not very interested in answering my own topic?
I mean, it’s a good question, and I’m curious to see the answers but I also don’t feel all that inclined to actually talk about it myself. Partly because I don’t have much of an answer, and partly because I’m not really sure. Or maybe I am sure. I’m very undecided today.
Let’s see what rambling will bring.
Why do I blog?
I blog because it makes me happy at times. Sometimes I want to delete my blog and just disappear. Sometimes I wonder why I even started. But most of the time, I genuinely love writing posts, anticipating the output and seeing how people will react to what I have to say.
I blog because it gives me something that’s mine. Something that’s a hobby, that I chose to do and start. I blog because it’s something that I have to maintain.
Unlike most of my other short-lived hobbies, blogging requires that I keep posting and keep interacting to see a result. If I don’t, people move on.
Even baking doesn’t keep me accountable like blogging does. I don’t have something that I get out of baking besides a few extra pounds and momentary satisfaction that I made an amazing treat. There’s not that much really to motivate me to do better with it. I guess I just love food enough that I’m motivated to continue.
With blogging though, I need to keep posting and keep interacting to get any response, and that gives me motivation. There does come times though when I wonder why I do it. If it’s worth it.
Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books published a post a few days ago where she talked about her blogging insecurities. It was a weird coincidence that the very night before, I’d been thinking about what would happen if I just stopped blogging because I felt that maybe me and my content were not good enough.
At the moment, I don’t feel that way. I think what I post is good. Maybe it could be better, but it’s true to myself and my personality. And I like that I can be myself and write about all these things and know that some people out there will find it funny, or serious, or interesting at the very least. And I love that I can have conversations, share opinions, see things from a different light, and just in general, talk to people.
I guess that’s really what it is. I blog because I get a chance to ramble into the void, and I know that people will share what they think. Or not, because what do you say when someone writes a weirdly rambly post that doesn’t even make much sense?
It’s been a day. I am so ready for the weekend.
This Week’s Participants:
Michaela @ Journey Into Books
How has your week been? I’ve been trying to write, but it’s like I’ve forgotten how to do so between yesterday and today. I also don’t feel like reading much. I just don’t want to do anything really. How do you deal with feeling so meh? Do you have any exciting short story suggestions that I could try? Why do you blog? Share your thoughts in the comments below!