With blog being the top search word according to Mirriam-Webster, with Cre8d-journal’s photo album of bloggers, with O’s drawings and connexions blogger autograph project I thought I’d try a Bene D blogging project.

Why do you blog?

Post it, and put the link in my comments. Anyone and everyone is welcome to contribute. This isn’t original, I found some wonderful response to the question at Sandhill Trek like this one from Fishbucket:

Herman Melville put it best when he said, “We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.” A perfect description of blogging, don’t you think?

I started blogging some years ago largely to pass time and share experiences. A small part of me, however, was selfishly hoping for admiration and affirmation; a shallow attitude I’ve long abandoned. Eventually, I discovered the joy found via “invisible threads” and “sympathetic fibers” – those human connections made along the way. Blogger tend to be a lovely comfort of strangers.

Or this one from Dervala Hanley:

I blog for the same reasons that Alistair Cooke read those Letters From America until he was ninety-six or seven. I’m an emigrant. My family is thousands of miles away, and my friends are scattered around the world. Each entry is a letter home, wherever that is, and it’s also a letter _about_ home, wherever that might be.

It’s a love letter to some kid not yet born, and to the friends, strangers, sisters, exes, and former classmates who might stop by. (Funny how those circles overlap.)

And it’s mostly (even when I’m cranky) a letter about the things, people, and places that I love. I could store up enthusiasms until I burst, but writing them down is a better way to absorb and share them.

I haven’t much interest in the debates that seem to go on–that weird A List thing, the blogging-versus-journalism angst, the schism between warbloggers and cat diarists. I’m not much of a linker or an argufier. I still hate the word ‘blog’

My blog is a message in a bottle with a FedEx tracking number. Hello World.

Why do you blog?
Posted by Bene Diction at December 3, 2004 09:53 AM
Comments
I answered your question here, Bene:

http://cindyswanslife.blogspot.com/2004/12/why-do-i-blog-why-do-you-blog.html

Posted by: Cindy Swanson on December 3, 2004 10:39 AM
I blog because it is the one place I can say what I want to say out loud and without interruption.

I love it for the same reason. 🙂

Posted by: Mumcat on December 3, 2004 12:19 PM
Hi Bene – I answered your question here:
http://blog.tinakulesa.com/

Posted by: Tina on December 3, 2004 12:28 PM
I’ve answered the question of why I blog (I’ve been doing it for almost 3 years now) at:
http://robinlee.typepad.com/i_was_just_thinking_/2004/12/why_blog.html
Posted by: Robin on December 3, 2004 04:47 PM
I blog because no-one has the time/inclination to sit and listen to me in “real life” – and sometimes I just want to say something. I also blog because I’m part of a network of the most fascinating people on the planet – folk who consistently challenge and support me, and help me grow into someone I never thought I could be. It’s what keeps me going some days.

Posted by: Michelle on December 6, 2004 02:15 AM
In the beginning…http://www.ismckenzie.com/index.php/archives/2004/12/06/the-creation/

Posted by: Ian McKenzie on December 6, 2004 04:31 PM
Good idea Bene – mine is at http://www.livingroom.org.au/blog/archives/why_do_i_blog.php