Lately I’ve been taking photos with my cell phone, posting it on Instagram, and ignoring my blog. Well, I’ve decided to put more effort in blogging… But first I had to ask myself a few questions. Do I enjoy blogging? Why do I blog? And what do I gain from blogging?
I do enjoy blogging when I have/make time for it. I have many other activities that I enjoy more than blogging but that doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy blogging. In case you’re wondering what other activities I enjoy other than blogging, they are: sleeping, gaming, surfing the web, watching sports, enjoying a nice cold beer (s), photography, spending time with family, working out, watching movies/tv shows, reading, and so on. I don’t hate blogging and blogging doesn’t feel like a chore to me, I just need to prioritize and make time for blogging.
But why should I make time for blogging when I enjoy other activities more?
The reason I blog is to keep myself productive in a positive way. Instead of wasting time gaming, surfing the web, or watching movies and tv, by blogging stimulates my mind and makes me think about things… Random and irrelevant things. Gaming is stimulating; it does make me think and has me involved actively in a community. However for the most part when I am online, trolling the web, I am just hitting the ‘Like” button to participate in conversations. Blogging gives me a voice to post my opinions in a more productive and critical manner which involves more than 140 characters. Basically I have to put more effort in a blog post versus to just saying ‘Happy Friday!’ as a post, even though I can.
So what do I gain from blogging rather than just having to think more and being more ‘productive’ with one self?
Reflection. For now reflection is the best answer to my own question. Months from now I get to look back at my blog and see myself in my own POV and reflect to that particular time. With reflecting I hope to learn from my experience, laugh, and be at awe with myself. In truth this blog is my own personal public diary.
I plan, no, I will put more of myself out there publicly for those that are reading this so that they can understand me better and have a true unfiltered insight into my character. I’ll write more fluidly with my style but keep the grammar and spelling neat (as best as I possibly can). I wont apologize for being blunt, rude, inappropriate, or polite. In the past, one of the challenges that I have with blogging is worrying about what people will think. To hell with that worry. This is my diary and if you don’t like it, leave comment. Plus it’s just a blog.
“A blog is not writing. It’s graffiti with punctuation” – Dr. Sussmann, Contagion (2011).