Here is a question for you. Why do we blog?
You know I don’t have a clue what the answer is. I mean my blog is neither on a specific subject or topic and yet it is neither a journal of my day to day life and happenings. So why do I feel compelled to write any of it down and then share it with you? It’s strange, I truly don’t know.
Maybe it’s all about getting things off the chest. Sharing my high’s and lows, my ideas and my bile. Telling you is telling someone and it doesn’t bother my friends and family with my mad ideas, crazy theories and silly bollocks (even though many of my friends and family choose to read my blog anyway and then think it’s all a load of silly bollocks). Maybe I blog for this reason sometimes.
Maybe I think I actually have valid things to say that will educate and enlighten people… OK, it’s not that reason!
Maybe I blog because I simply enjoy social networking and connecting with people. Maybe it’s because I like to see the spikes in hits and comments when I publish a post and then watch them tail off until the next post. Maybe I’m just a bit of a sad, geeky, nerdy twat who loves WordPress and messing about with the platform, with keywords and appearing high up in Google’s search rankings. Yeah there is certainly an element of this reason in why I blog.
But maybe it’s simply because I enjoy writing. I’ve written for many years but never regularly and the very act of sitting down once a week or so and actually hammering out a blog post is keeping me practised in the craft of writing and keeps me disciplined. Actually now I’ve said it to myself I think it probably is for this reason more than any other. I often do sit and write a blog post and don’t upload it because its rubbish but I’ve still had to sit down for twenty minutes and write, the effort and the writing has still happened.
So in conclusion: I don’t really know why I blog, but it’s probably just because I enjoy writing, well that brings me nicely to this announcement. I am going to be contributing sporadically to a new football blog called ‘The Dugout Football Blog’ I have published my first blog post there tonight and I’ll link to it here.
Go over and have a look. You can even contribute too. If you love football and follow a club you’re welcome to join. Hopefully it can become something special and unique in the world of football blogs.
Anyway thanks for reading, keep blogging.