Five Reasons Why I Blog

Monday, July 09, 2007
Wandering Coyote has tagged me, asking me to share just why I blog... this might be tough. Five reasons? Really? I have to come up with five? Ok, I'll do my best. I'm not necessarily as introspective as Coyote is so my answers might be a bit humdrum. Bear with me, I beg you.

1. I type faster than I write (or print). Over the years, I've tried time and again to keep a diary and have always failed miserably. My brain, as I'm sure most people's do, works very fast - ideas sometimes just flow out. Much faster than I could ever write out by hand. At least with typing, I can write out my thoughts much more quickly and I tend not to lose as much as I wanted to get down.

2. It keeps family and friends updated on what's going on with my life. I hate chatting on the phone, it's just not my thing. This way, those out there who know me and whom I'm directed to wherever the Swiftsure is docked, can keep track of what's going on in my little corner of the world.

3. I'm free to express my opinions. And I have a lot of them. In person, I'm rather quiet, a bit on the shy side, and keep my opinions to myself. Generally, I don't like to upset people so I often keep my personal feelings to myself, especially if it's a controversial topic. Some might consider this an avoidance tactic, essentially eliminating the need for confrontation. You say potatoe, I say you're wrong (ha ha ha). It's true though, I hate confrontation. This way I can get out my feelings about whatever's bothering me and not let it fester inside as I've done for most of my life. I'm working on the confrontation issue...give me a break, it'll take time.

4. I'm much funnier in written form. Some might disagree but by taking the time to write out what I want to say allows me the time to consider my words a bit more carefully and perfect my one liners and super zingers. You might also have noticed that I often use the humourous side of my personality to diffuse potential confrontational/controversial situations (mat leave postings aside).

5. Um...I "meet" new people? Like WC mentioned, I enjoy the interaction, sharing of ideas, and discussion blogging allows.

There you go, five reasons why I blog. There's also the fact that it's fun and it gives me something to do in my spare time. Hmmm, whom shall I tag? How about Kelly (that crazy cookie) and Ems in London.


Barbara Bruederlin said...

Hey, who wrote this post anyway? Because it sounds dangerously close to reasons that I would have given.
I always suspected you had impeccable taste.

Email coming your way and a big thanks!

Wandering Coyote said...

Thanks for doing this!

BTW...I had a very vivid dream about you last night. You had just gotten married and were moving to Rossland for some reason. Your husband was hot and had a hot friend you were trying to set me up with. Is this prescient???? Let's hope!

* (asterisk) said...

Thanks for the share, Karen. I'm soooo glad you didn't tag me for it!

Gardenia said...

I read the whole thing about twinkies - petroleum based products too - there is something really wrong with products that stay on shelves without spoiling for several years.

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