I'm in Washington, DC right now for work (interestingly enough, I am at the same conference I wrote about last year, for which I missed my first wedding anniversary). I'm in my hotel room and feeling slightly lonely. It has me thinking about my job and how this was never what I wanted to do. What did I want to do, I find myself asking. Well, that's easy. I always wanted to write. This got me thinking about this blog and how much I enjoy posting on it. And finally, this got me to the point of this blog post: what is the point of a blog and why do I keep it up? Sometimes when I haven't posted in a while and am feeling pressured, I ask this question and just think "what's the point?" Why do I keep up with something that I have to practically force people to read? It's not as if I have some different perspective than a lot of Joe Schmoes out there blogging, which probably explains my small amount of daily hits.
I don't exactly know the answers to these questions, but I am going to share my musing on the subject. Obviously the first reason is what I have already stated earlier in this post. I enjoy posting! Perhaps this reason alone should be enough for me. I know there are plenty of things that I do everyday that I do only because I enjoy them and never need more explanation than that. I'm not sure why blogging is different. But it is, so my reasons continue.
I remember back in high school our English teacher had us keep journals. He said it was a good way of practicing our writing, getting our ideas down, and I'm pretty sure he even had more reasons than that, but I don't remember! But even so, I figure if he thought journaling was a good exercise, than blogging must be too!
And finally, I do like to keep my family and friends updated with what is going on with my life. Especially for those that I don't talk to very often, I like the idea that if they want to, they can check this blog for my updates or just random musings on different topics. I also like the thought of having all these posts for my children someday, so that they have something to remember me by. It's almost like leaving just a small mark on this world, a small legacy in some way.
So that's what I've come up with. Are these reasons going to be enough for me to continue posting relatively often on this blog? I guess, as I've said before, only time will tell! Keep checking in!
I'm going back to SNL now.