Hmmm, why do I blog? I've thought a lot about this, mostly because it's been two years or so since I created this place, and I like the idea of having some sort of purpose in my little corner of the world.
The main reason I started to blog is because of my love of romance novels. See, in real life, none of my close friends, heck, not even any of my acquaintances, read romances. Not one. To be so passionate about something and to not have anyone to share it with is, well, lonely. About 4 years ago, I started to become more actively involved in meeting other readers - whether online or in person - who felt the same way about the genre that I do, and I loved having this community to reach out to, to learn from, and to find good recs. But even that wasn't quite enough, because the thing is, I love to hear myself talk(or in this case, read what I have to say). And there were other things I wanted to discuss, like movies. And hotties. So I created my little world and made it public. It's my little corner, and I rather like it.
Here, I can post about other things I'm passionate about, like the troops, or causes supporting children. Or how beautiful Richard Armitage is. Even my long-standing (i.e. tiresome?) crush on cover model Nathan Kamp is welcome here. It's my place, and you're all welcome, but no one has to feel like they have to stick around if they choose not to. After all, "exciting" was never my middle name, and it's too late to change that now.
Sometimes I consider giving it up, feeling like it's all been said and done by way more eloquent and interesting people than me. Maybe one day I will sail off into the sunset, never to bore anyone again. So far, that day hasn't come, must to the dismay of others.
My blog will never be too controversial, or popular, or cutting edge. There are a million blogs just like mine, and not a lot sets me apart from the others. Sometimes I might get up on my soapbox and vent, but overall, this place blends right into the wordwork. It's who I am, what I do best, and there's just no other way I can be. I'm not looking to change the world. I just want to talk about the stuff I like, make a few friends, and feel like a part of something for a little while. I can be completely happy with that.
What about you - why do you blog?
How long have you been blogging?
Do you ever get tired, and just want to give it up?