Friday, October 2, 2009

Why I Blog

Before I tell you why I blog, I’ll say, “Thank you Jessica, Coffee Lovin’ Mom, for presenting me the Lemonade Award!" After a Google or two, I learned that it is “a feel good award which shows great attitude or gratitude.”

Jessica is writing her first novel and is journaling some of the process along with other random thoughts. She has a great sense of humor! Stop by her site, My Thoughts Exactly, at: http://www.coffeelvnmom.blogspot.com/.

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Blogging allows me to write and publish whatever I feel or research. There are no grades, no timelines, no editors, and no specific genres. It is one of my outlets. It costs no money; only time and effort. It is a vehicle for practicing the art of writing. I teach myself, using “how to write” books and by reading books. There is no degree in English hanging on my wall, no outstanding vocabulary, and no perfect grammar – only desire.

An added bonus to blogging – other bloggers! We’re all of a similar breed. We relate to and support each other. I have discovered a new way of communicating and have “met” and “talked” to many interesting people.

I’m new at it, but each day I learn something else. The awards that are plastered all over blog sites that I used to wonder about, are beginning to have a new meaning. It is a way of complimenting and publicizing the blogs of non-celebrity, average people like me.

I’m supposed to pass this award on to others, so here goes:
- Atlanta’s Whitehouse – a caring public school health teacher
- Zook Book Nook – a mom/writer with a passion for books and passing it on to her children
- Old? Who? Me? - laugh and get wisdom from this 83 year old blogger
- RANdom Walkway – “outside of the box” news and creativity from around the world
- New Mum Over 40 – Australian lady journaling her path to conceiving a baby
- Central Virginia Organic Gardener – she has the ultimate green thumb!
- Chocolate Covered Daydreams – dream along with this caring and creative artist
- Musings of a Midlife Mom - free of debt, living simply, having fun, and trying to stay that way
- Encouragement for the Journey – writer mom who has the most creative metaphors for life

To Everyone reading this:
If you're a blogger, why do you blog?
Blogger or not - why do you read blogs? :)

15 comments:

coffeelvnmom said...

Thanks for the shout out, Anita! =)

Not only do I blog to share my journey through the writing process, I also blog to share my thoughts with others, because the ties to all of you lovely people out here in the "blogger world" keep me going!

I love to read your posts...keep 'em coming!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Love the award! Thank you! I'll post it when I have a moment today.

Sharon said...

Thanks Anita! How kind of you!
Although I'm not in debt, we just have little savings...which is just as bad, I suppose!

Anita said...

SHARON, well I'm just going to have to correct that!

Anita said...

JESSICA (coffeelvnmmom), you're welcome.
We are indeed addicted, aren't we? :)

Anita said...

CHOCOLATE - Simone, you're welcome!

Shana said...

Thanks for the love Anita!! :)

I blog because its a way to express how I feel. Also to encourage other people and offer an opportunity for people to encourage me! :)

Bernie said...

Thank you so much for the lemonade award. It is treasured. I hope I can deserve it as I keep on writing. Julie said she would post it on my blog for me as I shall be proud to display it. It is so cool of you to encourage me and others.

newmumover40 said...

thank you so much Anita! It's also great to hear about the other blogs that you have nominated. I look forward to checking them out!

Love and light
xx

Anita said...

SHANA, BERNIE, & NEWMUM, you're welcome to all of you. It is a pleasure to know you!

Abby said...

Congratulations!

Blogging is great for all the reasons you mention. I started blogging shortly after we moved to a new town and I was home with a pre-schooler. Basically, I was bored and lonely! I'm still here!

Anita said...

Thank you ABBY!
I'm sure that there are many others out there that are currently bored and lonely. Maybe they will do what you did and start a blog, too. I guess we're both in it for the long haul! :)

If you are one of those people, or if you just want to blog for whatever reason, look at the top front page of my blog or Abby's blog and you will see "create blog." Just click there to get started with VERY easy instructions. Within minutes, you can have a blog.

CLW said...

Like you, I blog for the sheer joy of writing. However, I have given myself a goal of writing on my blog every day (sometimes I get a bit behind). I love learning about the world around me, the humor in everyday happenings, and lessons learned from God and others.

Anonymous said...

Hi there!
I'm in bed with the flu, and reading your older posts (backwards though). So much I want to comment... but not today, with help of the cell phone.
/the mom

Anita said...

THE MOM, I'm sorry you are ill. Let everyone help you and get better soon.

I'm glad that you are interested in my other posts! Please comment whenever you'd like.