Why Blog?

I’m beginning to wonder. Number one: it takes an enormous amount of time. Number two: there are countless blogs out there that vey few people read. Number three: It can become an obsession.

Why does it take time? Well, with WordPress there are a growing number of neat features that can be implemented. The implementation is not always straightforward and often depends on the theme. It’s fun to get something added and implemented correctly. All this takes time.

Why are many blogs hardly read? Because there are too many of them and there’s only a limited amount of time. We’re all interested in our own blog, want other people to read ours whereas we could in fact spend all our time reading other people’s blogs. We want interaction, appreciation, love. There’s only so much of it to go around because of the time limitations, and I might add, ego limitations, my own included.

Yes, it’s an obsession, in fact it can be magnificant one…. I’ve left out the universal urge to make money. There’s this whole field of linking and connecting and motivating and growing for the sake of growing, getting the blog recognized by the larger world. This can become obsessive, and how often does it work? Probably often. But I’ll confess I’m still trying to understand all this social networking stuff, the subscribing, the listing, tags, Google, Technorati, Digging on and on. Good Heavens! I could spend all my time doing that.

I would just like to make a few friends and try to write a few things of interest. This alone could consume a large portion of my time. Well, I’ll keep at it. 😉

  1. zgirl2’s avatar

    Glad to see you’ve gained some perspective on the whole blogging thing, not that I’m an expert by any means. The important thing is, Zdad, is that you’re keeping up with things.. not sandbagged into an old, comfortable way.. Some people in your age group don’t even use a computer. You’re pretty hip, for an O.G. 😆

  2. Mard’s avatar

    Hey, that’s the way zgirl2! The old guy’s pretty hip for an old buzzard approaching eighty. 😉

    I’m gonna keep at this blogging obsession, even though yer mommy says it’s an obsession I have. 😆

    Gotta have some obsessive behavior.

    Well, I do read books too. Oh, and I walk in the woods.

  3. barbara’s avatar

    Hi Mard ,
    It’s good to ask yourself questions now & then.
    I have only been in blogging since last November,but, it has been like an apprenticeship.
    I’am still learning…

    I look at the social part of blogging like, ” too little time, so many great people to meet”.Time is always the enemy.
    I think that you are going to get me going on a post on
    my blog philosophy too… See what you started ?! Nah, it’s good to think. 😉

    See you soon,

  4. Mard’s avatar

    Yes, that’s right Barbara, it’s good to think, if one can. Sometimes it taint easy. Well, we learn little by little, and then suddenly one day we say, “Oh, that’s the way it is! Now I see!” Well, that’s the best case anyway. 😉

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