Monday, October 1, 2012

Why?.........

  Well, here we all are at the start of a new week. Yup, Monday it is............ sigh.... I've been up since 5am, and about all I've accomplished to this point, was to drink 3 cups of coffee, and do a little colon cleansing...if you know what I mean...dayum coffee it's like a laxative for me at times. 
Anyway, I wanted to pose a question today...why not get to the nitty gritty of it all?

   WHY... do You blog? When I first started to blog, my main purpose was to break into Internet Marketing. I chose a site to put up my first blog, trying to peddle some junk to an unsuspecting public (Ha! Ha!) and lo and behold, I was told I was spamming, and that the blog would not be published. They did not accept anything promoting a product or service.  Well, I was completely stunned. I had even read an e-book about writing my blog? Had they lied to me?

   Anyway, my blog post was removed, and so I started looking over the site I had signed up for. I was actually intrigued by what I saw and read. There were some really great blogs there. Everthing from short stories, and poetry, to my favorite, humor! After browsing for awhile, I decided to try and post a blog, which was actually about how much FaceBook had pissed me off. I had made a few slide shows, and posted them on FaceBook, and one by one they had removed them, because I had added music to them, which I didn't own, so they were apparently worried I was copy right infringing. I have since found a way around that, without stepping on anyones toes! You can find it Here, if you'd like to see it.

  Someone actually read my post, and even sent me a friend request. Then more people read, and more friend requests. I was actually amazed anyone would read anything I wrote, and asking to be my friend was a bonus! From then on I've been hooked. My blogging now, is a way to express myself, relive stress, and to meet other great people. 

  Sadly, although I'm still a member of the above mentioned site, they have since under gone many updates, and changes. The familiar faces of my friends on that site remain, although many have seemed to have fallen off the edge of cyberspace. I miss them dearly!

  When I first started blogging, I would often get criticism from family members. Why are you wasting your time? You aren't going to gain anything from this foolishness!
 No, I suppose you're right,would be my answer.... I would be much better off, down on the farm in Farmville..right!
Of course if looks could kill, I'd be pushing up daisies in the stone orchard now. Thankfully, now they have accepted my blogging, although they still get a little pissed off that I often post family pictures on my blogs. I reminded them, that anyone with a FaceBook account, and that has posted pictures publicly, is already famous on the internet, whether they want to be or not! 

  So I will keep on blogging, and hopefully people will keep on reading! To my fellow bloggers, Keep on blogging! 
  Oh, and why do YOU blog?


4 comments:

  1. I remember a time when I read your blogs and comments on other friends' blogs and was to scared to request your friendship or even reply to comments!! Why? I've no idea but I'm glad in the end that I did reply to a comment, because I'd have missed out on one of the best blogger I've had the pleasure to meet (and a few telling off that were truly deserved too). I started blogging to relieve my sadness of being alone all the time. Then I got requests because I started on the very same site as you, and from then I got hooked, met some wonderful people and in a way, it makes me glad I found myself with no friends for a certain time because I'd never have met any of you... :)

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    1. Thank you my friend. It has been a pleasure to meet and get to know you, through your posts, and comments. So many of our friends are disappearing, I'm glad you haven't!

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  2. I blog to share my life experiences. It's sort of taking the weight you're carrying off your shoulders. It can also help you see the bigger picture when you're going through a tough time. Once everything is laid out, you can solve your own issues.

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    1. so very true, I know many bloggers that blog for those same reasons! Thank you for visiting, I really appreciate any feedback, it's nice to have someone read! :)

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