Within two days, I've heard of 3 fellow bloggers being called "self-absorbed" for blogging. I find this bizarre. Are these haters jealous? Are they ignorant? Do they have self-acceptance issues? Do they have ulterior motives? Are they just evil? And, if they think blogging is self-absorbed, WHY THE HECK ARE THEY READING PEOPLE'S BLOGS AT ALL?????
Why do I blog?
* Documentation. I like looking back on what was going on at certain points of my life. It's like an online journal for me.
* Connection. I have relatives and friends that use my blog to see what's going on in my life. They feel connected to me, even though we're miles (sometimes even continents) apart. I like reading others' blogs too for the same reason.
* Fun. Yes, maybe that's weird, but I think blogging is fun!
I know blogging isn't for everyone. Some people are private and just don't want the whole world knowing their business. Anyone who knows me knows that I wear my heart on my sleeve. I put it out there in life. Most everyone knows my business. I guess blogging is natural for people like me. Is it self-absorbed? Maybe. But, the last time I checked, no one was being forced to read it!
I don't enjoy amusement park water rides, but if you want to ride one, be my guest! I'll be waiting for you at the exit. And if you don't enjoy blogs, do us a favor... keep off the Raging Blog River. My fellow bloggers and I will meet up with you later!