Why Do You Blog?


I read an interesting post here by someone who outlined the benefits of blogging. So I have to ask my readers, why do YOU do it? For me, it’s a great outlet. I mean sometimes I have absolutely nothing to talk about, but I wonder what would life be like without such a thing? I will admit I do get a rush after getting a “Like” and I often look forward to them. To me, it means I was recognized, that someone actually understands what I am talking about and I am not just typing meaningless rantings out into a void.

I wonder if I should try to go back to Facebook or Twitter and see if I could get a following. But I am against it because of so many unstable people who have ended up finding me. I mentioned time and time again that I had to restart my blog again because I was getting stalked on my other one. This is my third attempt at this, and I have to admit it is my last. If something goes wrong again, I’m sad to say I am going to give it up all together. Losing my 300+ readers was devastating to me, and I am doing all I can to get my followers back. But what are my reasons for blogging? Is it just so I can get recognized? I have to say it partially is. I have thought about writing a book about my experiences with bipolar and the online world, but am I just kidding myself? Would anybody be interested in hearing about my online experiences? I mean, I am not going OUT there and ACTUALLY dating anyone, so I mean it would be less than interesting. But to be honest, a lot of shit can go down in online relationships.

Anyway, I kind of went a bit off topic there, but I think the benefits of blogging is that it is incredibly therapeutic and that you can get out all the crap going on in your head. Some people have a constant “Writer’s Block” but that can easily be overcome. Just a few lines of poetry can be a great entry, as a matter of fact I am going to give it a try.

He walks, silently.

Her heels click in the distance.

The rain, unmistakable now, are looming in the clouds.

The gentle beat on the pavement is the perfect soundtrack to their meet-cute.

He rounds the corner, his head low, broken from his aching heart.

She rounds the corner, looking for her lost love.

Their eyes lock. Just for a moment. Time stops.

They both say, at the same time, “I know you.”

She wipes the tears from his face, “I have been looking for you.”

Bewildered, he asks, “But how………?”

The rain comes down harder now, as the sun starts to peer through and shines just on them.

She smiles. “How has no meaning now.”

She holds his hand.

He holds hers.

The perfect union.

See? That’s not bad. Just a simple words thrown together can invoke such emotion. Whether you’re feeling sad, or just want to create, blogging is a great way to get your thoughts out there. So if you’re just lurking around WordPress, or stuck with Writer’s Block, just throw a few words together. Who knows what you will come up with?

Let the adventure begin.

Stay tuned.


About shatteredwishes

I am in my late-thirties just trying to figure out life in a big city. "When in life you are handed lemons, make a vodka martini." "When I am happy I enjoy the music, but when I am sad I understand the lyrics."
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7 Responses to Why Do You Blog?

  1. i’m pretty new to wordpress… how can u get stalked on here..cant you just block them or something…? just curious… why do i blog… because it’s a great outlet… and it doesnt feel like it’s going out into the abyss… i cant write my struggles down and my feelings and although people like and comment.. i dont feel judged… i’ve fallen in love with wordpress… ❤

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  2. queenk says:

    I started blogging to help get me through a tough life situation and to help keep me motivated. Mainly because writing has always helped me and I wanted to share that with whoever would read! It has helped so much!

    Liked by 1 person

    • It really has, I agree. I have been blogging for close to three years, and I have gone through many tough situations. It gets easier when you write things down and get it out of you. Thanks for following me! I will be sure to return the favor!


  3. I have been on over a year I believe. I don’t have a great following or anything but I blog to just get things in my head out. It maybe something I’ve been through, something that hurt me, a dream, or just simply letting my mind free and my fingers loose LOL!!!

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    • I am so glad you found your outlet! It is a really healthy thing to be able to put yourself out there this way. It is very therapeutic! I am glad you have enjoyed it for a year, keep on writing! Thank you again for commenting on my post, it is appreciated!


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