Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Why Do I Blog

Today I'm answering a question from Karen.  She actually asked a couple of questions, but I'll answer the other ones later. 

"How did you decide to start blogging?"

Well, for a couple reasons actually.  I've always enjoyed writing.  In high school I delighted in the writing assignments, but as I've gotten a little older writing has taken on a whole new meaning for me.  It's like therapy.  Nothing makes me feel better than a half an hour of writing.  I don't knit, crochet, quilt, scrapbook, or do a lot of other hobbies so words are my thing.

Another reason I blog is it is a way of recording things that are going on around our homestead and house.  I don't share everything here, but some of the highlights, and in a way it's a form of journaling.

I guess the third reason that I blog is because I LOVE to read blogs.  I do my share of lurking, but I have about ten or twelve blogs that I visit and comment on regularly.  Reading blogs is like sitting down for a cup of coffee with a bunch of moms, and just chatting our heads off about what's going on in our lives.  I can do all this and not even have to get out of my jammies or comb my hair. ( Now you know why I don't vlog. :)

I never dreamed about all the friendships I might make through blogging though.  I just mostly thought I would quietly write, and not get much feedback.  I don't get a ton of comments here on Chicken Scratchings, but the ones I do are from regular visitors.  Some of you I know in person, and some of you I will probably never meet, but I count you all as friends.

So........why do you blog?

If you have a question for me you can go to this post and ask it in the comments.  I'll try to answer them as long as they aren't too personal. :)