Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Why Blog?


Fair question, that^.

This is my four-hundred-and fortieth post.
Despite the shrinking blogosphere, and the fact that (other than make-up and erotica themed blogs) blogs don’t sell what we make, I have continued my weekly Tuesday morning posts.

Why?

Because I still like doing it. I hope to always do things in life with this guiding light. Sure, sometimes we have to do somethings we don’t like.

Did I write “sometimes?” ^

I meant you could count on having to do things you don’t like but must do anyway. That’s a given.

But may the day never come when I stop doing something I like because it isn’t awash in likes from others.

Turns out, I like meeting you who visit here. Hope you come again.



9 comments:

We are: Clamco said...

I've been blogging for 10 years. My readership has dropped off quite a bit, but I don't care. I lost the ability to make money with my blog (long story), but I don't care. I do it because it's something I do for myself. My daughter happens to love my blog. She spent one summer reading every single post. How cool is that?

Vijaya said...

Mirka, I've been at it for 12 years and even when people said blogging was dead, I continue because I enjoy it. It's wonderful to have a place to share our thoughts without having to go through the rigorous publication process that's trade pub.

Mirka Breen said...

I adore your blog, We are: Clamco. Anyone with a taste for original folk art, love of cats, dogs, home-improvement and just plain can-do-- should check your blog out.

Mirka Breen said...

It is fun, isn't it, Vijaya? Best reason for doing things.

Johnell said...

Well put, Mirka. There's something to be said for doing things that bring us joy for the sake of it.

Jenni said...

I agree. There's all this pressure to be on social media for writers, but blogging is the only social media I truly enjoy. I think it's my introvert tendencies. I'd rather have a long conversation over coffee with one dear friend than attend a cocktail party (i.e. Twitter or Facebook) any day. I really enjoy your blog, Mirka. You always have an interesting perspective on things.

Mirka Breen said...

In that case, Jenni, this one's for you <3

Evelyn said...

I don't blog, but I'm glad there are those of you who do. And I'm glad you enjoy blogging. Life should be full of more joyous things.

Mark Murata said...

I don't understand why blogging is not more popular among writers and readers. We can put down entire paragraphs of thought, and on some sites they are easily accessed by date or subject.