Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Why I blog

Why do I blog?

A million dollar question, to say the least.

I started blogging in August 2004 out of curiosity. I told no one about my blog, since I was writing for myself and didn't need an audience. Blogging soon became part of my subconscious, and I was constantly thinking, I could blog about this, I should go there just so I could write about it on my blog and so on. I started carrying my camera with me at all times, so I could take a pic for my blog, struck up conversations with unlikely people just so I could write about them. It was addictive and rejuvenating at the same time.

Elaine on 2k Bloggers asked bloggers to list the top five reasons for blogging and I couldn't resist adding my views. I don't have any goals, other than to write well and to write interesting things. Although having a large number of readers is always great, it isn't my primary intention, since I write what fits me best and not the hot topic of the blogosphere.

My top five reasons for blogging are:
  1. To write. Yes, simply to write.
  2. To share my knowledge and experiences
  3. To be part of the consumer generated phenomenon and a generation that places more importance on the right to give personal opinions and views than ever before.
  4. To interact with other bloggers
  5. To widen my horizons

2 comments:

James McGovern said...

The final list from 2Kbloggers.com is now available. Would be a great idea to download and publish as your next entry...

Shalini said...

Thanks James!!