Why do we blog? To fill a void? To make friends? To make money? Because we like (the sound of) our own voices?
I have two blogs. I have one for my family and friends. I have another, until now unnamed, for the general public. I write the first (though I haven’t much lately) to stay in touch with my family, and my friends. So the kids will have something to look back on when they are older. A public/private diary aimed at them, as it were.
I write the other, the one that is becoming this blog, for me. Why? Because I want to be famous. Yeah, that’s right. Not Harrison Ford famous, or (god Forbid) Paris Hilton famous. No, but I do want some of the people to recognize my name some of the time. I think that’d be cool. Especially if it’s because I write well, or I take good pictures, or I make pretty things.
If I make friends, money, or fill some kind of void along the way, all the better.
And let me just point out, that I hate reading anything I have written, because I’m a perpetual reviser at heart. So no, I don’t like my own voice (and wow do I hate what I sound like when recorded!).