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Stuttering Shell: Why I do what I do

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Why I do what I do

I've never been much of a writer. Never, ever. I have never been one to keep a diary or a journal -- although I do remember YEARS ago as a young child I threw a fit in a store because I wanted a "dairy." (Yes, I pronounced it dairy and not diary...I was probably 6 so cut me some slack.) Don't ask me what happened to it -- my parents did buy it for me...anything to ease the embarrassment of a screaming child in a store, I guess -- I'm pretty sure I never did use it for it's intended purposes.

But, I digress...

I have been blogging for the last couple of years -- off and on. I would say that in the last year my blogging has really taken off and I am finding that I am logging into my blog nearly every day. Apparently, I have a lot to swirling in my head that I just need to get out. My first foray into the world of blogging basically came about because a friend of mine said she had an online journal. I thought the idea of an online journal was pretty intriguing and suddenly found myself setting up a blog. After a few posts, I became hooked and it really became an outlet for me to bitch, moan, complain, praise, wonder, vent, recommend, brag, etc.

So, here are MY reasons as to why I do what I do:

  • Blogging is fun - plain & simple.
  • Blogging is not only a creative outlet for me, but it's also an emotional outlet - sometimes, it's better to type what I'm feeling rather than to say what I'm feeling because people don't always like to hear someone else bitching all of the time. :)
  • By blogging, I get to share things with people - friends, family or anyone else in the online community.
  • By blogging, I feel that I can relate to so many other moms out there and that they can relate to me.
  • My blog sometimes walks a fine line between sane and scandalous - yes, this blog has irritated a few people at times and, you know what, I'm proud of it. If you don't like what you're reading, go to another website.
  • Someone else said it, too, but I am my biggest fan - the instant gratification I get from just seeing my latest blog entry posted is enough to make me feel accomplished & put a smile on my face.
  • I enjoy reading other people's blogs and I hope they enjoy mine, too.
  • Blogging helps me pass the time.

I am sure that I could keep going on and on about why I blog, but why don't you share with everyone else why YOU blog?

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2 Comments:

Blogger Andria said...

Hey Shell! Thanks for stopping by my blog! You (we) are so funny! I love it. Glad to hear the industry is the same over there on the East Coast. It's crazy.

An Addendum just came in (so I have something to do!) but I'll be back to read up on you and your little ones... and perhaps your insanity. ;)

Feb 18, 2009, 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous MommyCommunity said...

Blogging is FUN! I enjoyed reading your reasons why you blog. Thanks for joining our meme.

Feb 18, 2009, 5:31:00 PM  

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