Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Why do you blog?

I'm working on a story for Salt Magazine about why people blog, specifically as it relates to preserving memories. I'll explore my own reasons for blogging in the story, but I was curious as to what compels other bloggers to publicly journal and share their lives.

I can tell you briefly that, for me, it's a way to share my life with family members who live far away; to share my journey with others traveling the same road. Someone once said that friendship happens the moment one person says to the other, "You do that? Me, too!"

It's also a way to leave behind a part of myself someday.

You can answer one or all of my questions. If you're comfortable, you can leave your real name and location.

  1. Why do you blog?
  2. What specifically inspired you to start?
  3. What do you blog about?
  4. Do you ever go off-topic?
  5. Do you consider your blog a way to leave behind a legacy?
  6. Why is blogging a good tool for you to use to preserve who you are and where you've been?
  7. What do you find to be most satisfying about blogging?
  8. What are some surprises you've had from blogging, such as meeting new people, discovering more about yourself, etc.?
  9. Anything else that you would like to add?

Thank you in advance for your answers. Shoot me an email at if you have any questions. I'll be sure and link to the story when it comes out in November.

I'm really looking forward to what you guys have to say!


Karen said...

I initially started blogging about 4 years ago as a way to track my journey from a 5k to a marathon. At the time, I really didn't know anything about blogging and certainly didn't realize there were so many blogs out there. I never envisioned that someone outside of my family and friends would actually read the blog.

The blog has become a great resource for information and encouragement from like minded people. For example, for my recent triathlons, I have been devouring any blog I can find on my particular races. I love that bloggers are so open to sharing their experiences to help you out.

Recently, as my training levels have ramped up significantly, it has gotten to the point where my "real life" friends don't know what to make of it. There are only so many times, they can say "that is crazy, I can barely walk to my mailbox" and the like... My blog friends "get it" which makes it nice to have an outlet in which I can discuss my hobby with those who are interested in the same things.

I love the support of the blogging community!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I will email these to you

Lora said...

Thanks so very much, guys!


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