Hi my name is Catherine and I write a blogNovember 4, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Posted in Daily Life | 9 Comments
Tags: about me, blogging, this is me, writing
“What is it, what’s it called, that Baby Genie thing you do?”
“I never knew you did that, what’s that all about then?”
“In the local newspaper again Miss, saw you talking about being a mum again, never out of that paper you!”
“What’s a blog?”
It’s funny really isn’t it. It’s not like I have some weird obsession or addiction that I have to keep hidden away like wine bottles or bookie receipts. It’s not as though I’m ashamed of it like habit that has to be fed or anything. If I don’t do it I don’t get the shakes or anything….yet.
So why is that when people say ‘what’s that blog of yours all about then?”, that makes you feel you have to defend it. You come over a little quivery and nervous, feeling you have to justify your hobby.
Nothing in particular prompted this post; I’d just written a little note for myself titled ‘why I blog’. I wasn’t sure why I’d written it or what for, so I started an aimless post and this is where it’s gone.
So to try and do my note justice (which like many notes, the meaning of which has vanished into a vault that makes me screw up my eyes in despair to try and recall) – here is the reason I blog.
Because I love to write as me. Every single person on this planet has an incredible life. Some of it is bring out the marching band type good. Some of it is more walk slowly in a procession type way sad. Other parts of it are fight mortal combat style aggressive and madenning to the back teeth.
All of it important enough to share with others. And worthy of support, opinion, laughter and tears.
Which brings me back to the “so what is a blog” type question.
Because maybe the reason we love to blog is because we are part of a big community that loves it too. And we all get it. We get the need to share, receive feedback and promote the value of our daily lives.
Let’s not forget that, because it’s flippin’ important to have people that get you in the grand scheme of things. Right?
Oh and I shall be vented unhindered between 9.55am and 10am on a daily basis, so can I please have a little privacy.