When I first started blogging, a lot of people blogged. A lot of my friends started blogs (in fact, I only started writing at the urging of a friend), and it was a fun way to keep in contact with friends as they spread around the state and the country. As the years have gone by, many of my friends have stopped blogging completely, or blog so sporadically that you have to be lucky to find a new post. And, while I don't blog as often as I could, or as often as I should, I still haven't stopped writing.
Technology and ways to communicate have changed a lot since I started blogging. Facebook and twitter are primary means of communication for most people, and I will admit that I use them a lot. But, they are brief glimpses into a moment, and they still haven't taken the place of blogging for me. I feel like I need more than 420 or 140 characters to truly express myself. So, I continue to blog when so many people have stopped blogging, and continue to enjoy it when others have decided to switch to other means of social communication.
While I don't blog nearly as much as I would like to these days (my blogging every day thing didn't last too long), I still think of things to blog about almost every single day! I have to walk a fine line between sharing too much and not sharing enough on here...even though part of me just wants to share it all! I also think I maintain a little more privacy here, honestly. Even though I post links to this blog on Facebook and Twitter, very few people read them, and I'm okay with that. While I would love to have a big following sometimes, the truth is...my life just isn't that exciting most of the time.
I am a writer, and while Facebook and Twitter are fun, Blogging is where I can write. It is where I can tell my story, share my story, and invite others to live part of my story. I know a lot of things have changed since I first started this blog, I don't see myself ever leaving it behind completely. There is too much life contained in these archives and in these pages.
So, I blog because I want to. It makes me happy and it helps me sort out my feelings and my struggles and my successes. And, that's enough of a reason for me!