Why Do You Blog?

When I first started out as a new blogger on WordPress a couple or so months ago, I was trying to get used to the new landscape, the new community. How could I search for other like-minded bloggers? How did you work these Widgets? And what did “Freshly Pressed” mean?

As I became more and more familiar with the WordPress neighbourhood, I realized that there are a myriad of reasons, motivations, and inspirations that drive Bloggers to, at times obsessively, update their readers with the newest thing that’s gotten their wheels turning. I started realizing that blogging was truly a passion for many — a way to fulfill something that they might not be able to fulfill elsewhere.

Walking down a block in the WordPress community!

I’ve taken quite a few strolls through the WordPress ‘hood and come across many different types of blogs and Bloggers, but I know that I’ve only caught a small glimpse of what’s out there.

There is just no shortage of what people can and do write about. We blog about our best recipes, music we love, beauty tips, fashion ideas, places we’ve traveled to, marathons we’ve run, our eating disorders, our depression, addictions, stories we’re writing, our goals and dreams, things we find hilarious, things that inspire and challenge us, things that piss us off, and so on.

We write about our opinions on things that matter to us, or maybe things that don’t really matter but that we’re gonna give our two cents on regardless. Some of us want the world to know exactly who we are and what we look like, and others find freedom in anonymity.

But what’s really interesting to me is that, in the end, despite the differences we may have, we all share one thing in common: we choose to speak out in this public space, to share our stories with potentially hundreds or thousands of other people whom we will likely never know or meet. We know that out of the thousands of readers who walk through our community (and we are a community) every day, at least one, at some point, will hear us.

Some people might think blogging is silly — just a bunch of people ranting about nothing — but I’m always amazed to see how much people can affect others simply with their words and images. Many of us seek to touch or inspire others with our experiences, ideas and creations — and from having read your blogs, I know that there are so many who end up doing just that.

Two inspiring bloggers, Nadia and Den, who have never met each other but created a blog together that spreads optimism far and wide! (Photos from: Writing a blog & Dear Optimists)

It’s taken me a very long time to write this post, because I have found it difficult to convey to you, my dear readers, why blogging is such a staple in so many people’s lives. I didn’t think that it could be complete without a few words from just a handful of great Bloggers who have one way or another inspired me, gotten me to think, or simply made me laugh so hard that it hurt.

So I asked them the question: “Why do you blog?” and here’s what they had to say …

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“There many forms of expression, whether by music or art. In writing we take inspiration from within ourselves and place it in words, sharing with everyone our most sincere thoughts.”

— Andy from My story to you.. (Life)

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“I blog as a way to connect. I blog to entertain, to provoke, to question, to confront. Blogging is my unapologetic way of sharing myself with the world. And it can be said that life’s greatest insights come at such moments of vulnerability.”

— Fraser McGuire at Unsolicited Advice (General Interest)

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“Why did I start blogging? Because I felt like I had something to say and needed someone to say it to. There sometimes feels like there are things in my head that are trying to escape. It’s like my brain has a cage around it and there are thoughts and ideas trying to get out. Blogging allows me to reach an audience. It cleans out my brain and keeps me creating. It’s an easy schedule to maintain, since I make the schedule. I also want people to like me and tell me I’m handsome. That’s why I do everything I do.”

— Tim at Mooselicker (Humor)

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“I created a blog to show my ability in Graphic arts and media communication.”

— Jake at Time After Time (Graphic Arts & Photography)

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“Writing makes me happy. I`ve always wanted to write but I think I was always afraid of how it would be recieved or what people think. It`s hard when people critique something that you love doing. This blog was my way of breaking away from that and creating a happy place that I can always come to. Also, someone needs to document ridiculous things that happen in everyday life ;)”

– Karen at The Skinny Jeans and Starbucks Chronicles (Humor)

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“I blog mainly because I love writing and telling stories and disseminating knowledge — it’s an extension of my everyday life as a teacher. I also blog because there’s nothing like making someone laugh, or smile, or think about things a little differently, and blogging gives you the most immediately available means to reach others and touch them in some way with your words and experiences. I blog to share what I know, to question what I don’t know, and to examine what I think I know or what I could know. I blog to share my newest works in progress and my experiences writing and revising with my readers, and to hold myself accountable for completing those projects — there’s nothing like those emails demanding the monthly sneak peek! For me, in the end, it’s all about individual and collective understanding and communication. I blog because it is one immediately tangible way to be in relationship with the rest of the world.”

— Melissa Ridley Elmes at Cerridwen’s Cauldron (Lifestyle & Eclectic)

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“I blog for a lot of reasons, but mostly, I like the process of figuring out how to say something in the most direct and resonant way. How can I make this funnier? How can I make this more emotional? How can I make it more true? And because blogging is so hurried, I have to make those decisions in a compressed timeframe. It’s an academic exercise, but in the best way.”

– Yoona at Yoonanimous (Fashion, Food & Other Ephemera)

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“One of the greatest inspirations for this blog is my desire to help people find the beauty in life, and therefore find their own Wonderland.”

— CT at insearchofwonderland (Self Improvement & Enlightenment)

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“We blog because we want to make people smile, we want them to read our post of the day and realize that sometimes, the little things in life are all we have, and to cherish the short moments of bliss, the smiles, the laughs and the hugs that people have on a daily basis but are so small that sometimes they forget about them when the bigger, tougher parts of life overwhelm. We blog because we like to make others feel good, which in turn makes us feel good and want to continue making others feel good, and thus keep a circular motion of positivity that continues on and on and on and on…do you think we are the ones making people smile? Well the reality is that those very same people that we make smile are just as equally making us smile as well.

That, my friend, is why we blog.”

– Den and Nadia at Dear Optimists (Humor & Optimism :)

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And as for me? “I always had a hard time expressing my opinions and feelings through talking about things when I was growing up. Sometimes I still do. Writing allows me to get all of it out in a way that makes sense. But this blog isn’t just about me. There is so much that I want to say and share with others, but I also love hearing about others’ perspectives and own experiences and getting a good discussion going. This blog is my creative space that let’s me explore, discover, and share.”

– Cafe at Your Daily Dose (A Mixed Bag ‘O Goodies ;)

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Thanks so much to the Bloggers who took the time to participate in this post and send me your answers. I would love to hear from more bloggers about your own motivations and inspirations for blogging! So answer me this, my dear readers:

For the Bloggers: Why do YOU blog?  (Don’t forget to leave a link to your blog!)

For the Non-Bloggers (or the Not-Yet-Bloggers): Why don’t you blog? And if you were to create your own blog, what do you think you’d blog about?

– Cafe <3

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69 thoughts on “Why Do You Blog?

  1. Browsing your blog and thought I’d add my two cents…

    I see myself as a “wanna be blogger” who is still trying to get through the labyrinth of the blogging world. I have started and closed at least one blog and have restarted another and have neglected that one as well as I sit through the indecisiveness of anonymity or not?

    Some of what I want to write about can be communicated anonymously, others cannot and I have struggled on which direction I want to go in. My heart says to just me myself…but then again, it is quite revealing to present oneself to the world…warts and all.

    My personal reasons for blogging have to do with connection and defiance. I spent thirty years in an organized religion (use your imagination) and when I didn’t like the direction it was headed into, I left and have since been “shunned” by that religion. Yes, these things do happen to real people. So, the past thirty years of my life have been erased…from their history. All of the connections formed over a lifetime, gone! Employment references, gone. I was a teacher for seventeen years and was part of an alumni Facebook page…I have been removed. :( Really, I do not exist, anymore! Going from somebody to nobody, overnight, has been quite an adventure.

    Over the past few years I have participated in various blogs, recreating myself anew. Doing so, actually has a “fun” aspect to it which is similar to having a “do over” in life. I have enjoyed reading other blogs as they give me great ideas for choosing a direction of my own and I am able to see the light through the trees every once in a while.

    I have always been a social personality – quiet, yet social. I like people! I like connection!

    I see blogging as my avenue to say, “You can’t just erase me and expect me to go away.” or “I’m not dead, yet!”

    • Thanks so much for sharing your reasons for blogging! I’m sorry to hear that you have gone through that experience, but as I’m sure you feel now, you do very much exist! Maybe you have been removed from that life, but you chose to remove yourself and to start something new, something better. So congrats to you for finding a new way. It will surely bring you much excitement, new lessons and new adventures!

      With respect to anonymity, I think when you are completely sure and ready to not be anonymous anymore, you’ll know and it will feel like it’s the right time :)

      Happy blogging!

  2. Why do you blog?
    Why do I blog?
    I write my sentiments. I write to tell my story. I write to let know the world. I write to be heard. I write to people will know me. I write to my deepest thought through easy words. I blog to write my heart.

  3. What a delightful invitation. Thanks, CT.

    My blog, http://fiftyfourandahalf.com/, started (1) after a humor writing class, (2) when I was annoyed at politicians, and (3) when my husband was ignoring me during baseball season. But it stuck. I found that I had a way to comment on good and bad things in the world, in the country, in my life. And it has helped me get over some of the hardest things in my life by making me focus and write about it. I learned to accept a series of difficult losses with this piece (http://fiftyfourandahalf.com/2011/12/02/both-sides-now/).

    But I keep doing it because it’s fun and it’s a wonderful community of fun, smart, supportive, delightful folks. And I was pleased to meet Cafe23 this way.

    • Hey Elyse! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your motivations for blogging with us — all good reasons to start a blog! =P

      I love what you said about it making you focus about the hard things you were going through, and write about it. I find that’s so true for me too. Just being able to put the jumbled thoughts into words and give them some structure — it really provides clarity and then to hear people’s responses to those thoughts also gives me new perspectives to think about. Yes, we have a great community here! :)

      Will definitely be by soon to check out your blog post :)

  4. Hi there. Thanks for stopping by my photo blog which brought me here. What a great post with so many bloggers sharing their stories. So why do I blog? I guess blogging was a natural progression from photography which is a hobby. Some images simply need to be shared, and when others enjoy them too, or if they trigger stories or memories, it is great fun.
     
    The community aspect is a wonderful bonus. The weekly photo challenge – which is for everyone and not just for photo bloggers – has really widened those connections (I recognize some of the Commenters here from the WPC) and it has been fascinating to see how one unassuming topic can be interpreted in so many different ways. If anyone reading this has been contemplating joining the photo challenge, then please feel free to do so! More info is available at dailypost.wordpress.com.
     
    So in short, blogging provides a platform for sharing my love of photography and at the same time it allows for the fun/education/info/interacting from one blogger to another, anywhere in the world. How cool is that. Count me in! :)

    • Heya! Thanks so much, it was a fun post to write and have people participate in :)

      Yes, the WPC is really a wonderful idea and I’ve definitely linked up with bloggers from there! Thanks so much for sharing your reasons for blogging and keep up the great photography/writing!

      kardzbykris.wordpress.com

  5. Hi Cafe23:

    I’m back here again, this is one great post and I like this line “I started realizing that blogging was truly a passion for many — a way to fulfill something that they might not be able to fulfill elsewhere.” — I agree. I blog to fulfill something that I love, to share my world to the rest of the people on the blogosphere and to try to at least educate people that my country (The Philippines) is not at all bad and that there are so much more my country and countrymen can offer other than the negative notion that are already instill in the minds of the few or many (people around the globe).

    Cheers to your blog and happy blogging 2012! :)

    aRVee

    • Hey aRVee! Thanks for returning :)

      Hey, I dunno what people think about the Phillipines and the people there, but all I know is that I’m going for vacation this summer and I can’t wait! So I look forward to reading more about your country on your blog and learning before I go!

      Thanks so much for sharing and stopping by. Happy blogging as well!

      ilovemandaue.wordpress.com

      • You’re very much welcome Cafe23.

        That’s very cool, great choice of your summer vacation then, my country, haha… Not sure which summer you are referring to, is it the summer here (March to May) or the US summer (June to August)?

        Anyways, one of the best places to go to on summer vacation here is Boracay, Baguio, Palawan, Bohol and of course Cebu.

        It really depends though on your preference. If you love the beach, Boracay, Bohol and Cebu (Sta Fe Bantayan Island, Malapascua, etc) have some of the most beautiful beaches here. If you love to just explore around the metropolis, check out Greenbelt in Makati City, Baywalk in Manila City or Eastwood in Libis, Quezon City.

        As for the negative notion about our country, well the corruption, to begin with. I must agree there is corruption here but I have not come across any country that has no corruption. Also as most foreigners land in Manila (the capital), most of them complain about the city’s ghastly area, the traffic, etc… While it is true that there are indeed ghastly places here, but I believe majority of the countries have that same scenario… For the traffic, it is indeed congested in Manila due mainly to the many people who made Manila as their second home… I could say Manila is not that bad at all, there are still beautiful places to go to.

        Then there’s a negative image on Mindanao region. Mindanao is a generally peaceful region but due to the insurgence of some groups there, some countries banned their countrymen to travel to Mindanao. This is not in any way to discourage you to go visit Mindanao because as I’ve said, it is generally peaceful there. You might want to try Davao or Cagayan de Oro.

        Just let me know by then which place you’re going to here and I will try my best to give you some information on your place of destination.

        Have a great evening and stay blessed! :)

        • I’ll be going to Boracay and it’ll be in the US summertime. I hear the beaches there are beautiful! I’m not necessarily a beach person, but we’re also doing Hong Kong and Korea in that trip, so it’s nice to do something different from the city.

          Yeah, true, ever country has corruption. I guess people’s knowledge of it or perception of it just depends on how that corruption is manifested in a particular place. Thanks for the bit of education there on Manila and Mindanao! I won’t be going to those places, but it’s always interesting to know these things.

          I’d love to know more about Boracay! Also, if you have any specific posts on your blog related to Boracay, feel free to send me the link! Thanks :)

  6. Wonderful post! And I think that your drawing “Walking down a block in the WordPress community” is very creative too. As for me, I started my WordPress blog because I am passionate about animals and nature. I wanted to be a voice for the voiceless. Compassion is what motivates me.

    One of the best things about my blogging experience so far is the people that I have met along the way. I love to interact with bloggers from all over the world. I think it’s the connection that we share with each other that inspires us to be bigger than ourselves. WordPress gives us a connection that is more than words. It gives us hope that we can make a difference.

    • Thanks! I’m always grateful for compliments on my comics since I just started and never actually thought I’d be able to make a decent one! I love your reason for blogging. It’s so amazing that we have this tool at our fingertips that can make a difference and bring awareness to others. It can and it has. And in the process of trying to inspire others, we become inspired by other bloggers and voices, just as you said. I know that reading other people’s blogs continues to inspire me all the time, and I’m grateful for the constant reminders about what’s really important in life.

      Thanks for stopping by and I shall visit you soon! :)

      wordswithpurpose.wordpress.com

  7. I blog because doing so is like a therapy to me. I’m in a profession where I absorb a lot of negative energy :) and so I think blogging is in a way helping me release whatever there is that I need to bring out (hence, my blog title :)) Another good thing with blogging, you get to have soooooo many new friends!
    Btw, thanks for visiting my site :)

    • Hey Nelson! My pleasure :)
      Thanks for sharing why you blog with us. I love both points. I mean, I always say too to people that blogging can be therapeutic. Glad you can use your blog space to leave all of the negativity out there. And yup, you definitely meet a lot of new, great people! :)

      digitalcatharsis.wordpress.com

    • Andy, you’re here!!! Omg, I was feeling so terrible. I’m glad you are happy and not upset :)
      Thanks for the compliments — drawing comics was something inspired by other bloggers as well. Never thought I could do it, but I guess I can! hehe

      Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing why you blog with us. I really value your input!
      – Cafe

  8. I blog because I have a lot of thoughts in my head, and I’d like to share them with other people, and see what they think. That’s the main reason I started blogging. Now I just enjoy writing posts. It’s kind of like my way of relaxing… I guess I’m kind of a miscellaneous blogger. I try to incorporate a little bit of humor once in a while. Other times, I just write about all kinds of things, really. Education, concepts, family, and life in general. Cool post, by the way! Cheers.

    • Hey Jan! Thanks for sharing why you blog with us :)
      It is relaxing, right? I tell people that blogging is very therapeutic. I’m looking forward to reading your miscellaneous posts (I like to refer to it as “a mixed bag ‘o goodies” hehe).

      jansimson.com

  9. This is such an interesting post! I’d say that I blog because I firstly love to write and there was a time when I wanted to share my thoughts, to express myself openly… on about anything! but as I’m very shy when it comes to talking… I chose blogging. And I never regretted it.

    • Thank you! I totally understand the shyness part. Even though I’ve worked on my speaking over the years — because I had to for school and work — there’s still something about blogging/writing that gives you a different kind of freedom to express yourself. Glad you don’t regret it :)

      Thanks for following! I’ll be sure to visit your site this weekend :)

      evilnymphstuff.wordpress.com

  10. Hey Cafe23,
    Perhaps the reason some people blog is to satisfy the natural human need to create in order to give away a part of themselves and also receive gifts (in the form of comments or award recognition.)
    Great post! Thanks :)

  11. I see myself in you when I started. I wasn’t sure what was I doing but i know that there’s something inside me that wants to make a difference. And born the story of my life…the journeys of love and pain, of loss and gain, of laughter and tears, of hopes and dreams. it was not easy but it was real and honest. I think its because of that, I somehow connected to my blogger friends. We all got connected because we are humans with emotions, with vulnerabilities. The rest is history. Have a blessed day….

    • Thank you so much for your beautiful comment, Island Traveler!
      It seems like a lot of bloggers find this space can be somewhere where they can be real and honest. And as scary as that is, people do connect because they understand, relate, and have their own — as you say — vulnerabilities brought out.

      http://thismansjourney.net/

  12. First, THANK YOU for just subscribing to my “punny” photoblog and leaving such a positive comment!

    As for why I blog, here is the response I wrote when Ronald Colunga of the blog ASPIRE. MOTIVATE. SUCCEED! asked his readers to name their “trigger” and what makes them “happy” (http://amsdaily.net/2012/01/17/):

    ——————————————
    My “triggers” are the photos I take for my blog’s photo bank, from which I choose a new picture each weekday to add a title and “punny” caption. The motto of my blog is “Where plants, animals, and objects do the talking.”

    My “perfect world” starts when I have to (1) choose another photo, (2) come up with a funny caption and amusing title, (3) tweak everything until the post is perfect, and (4) gleefully anticipate the comments. Actually reading the comments is like reading newspaper reviews the next day of my “performance” the night before.

    During the process of creating the posts I am always happy.

    John Robinson: TheDailyGraff.com
    ——————————————–

    A side (but important) benefit: In the process of visiting and commenting on other blogs (and having them return my visits), I am now on a first-name basis with photographers all over the world– a virtual, mutually supportive community. We run into each other’s gravatars in the comments sections of other blogs all the time!

    –John

    • Aww, no problem! Omg, even though it’s “punny” it’s hilarious haha! Very unique take, I like :)

      I love your answer and that the entire process of blogging, from choosing photos to writing to reading comments, makes you happy! That’s how it should be, no??? :)

      Yeah, I notice all of you guys end up in the same places hehe. That’s amazing that you’ve joined/built that community — I hope it continues to grow! Look forward to more of your posts, John!

      http://thedailygraff.com/

  13. This is a great post – very positive & interesting, and introspective. Me, I blog because I have a story to tell. And it is my intention to bring that story to a publisher, make it a book. And it is my belief, this story – which is actually my true life – it will be a film which will have much impact. That’s the only reason I took it up!!

    I liked your pictures of Asian eyes before & after enhancement. You know, my son is Indonesian Chinese (his dad), Polish (my Mum) Irish (my dad) Australian!! And I LOVE his eyes. In the before & after pictures, I actually thought BOTH looked good! True – not one more than the other, but both. I absolutely love Asian eyes. They seem to have an intensity.

    ANYhow!! what I wanted to say more than anything is congratulations on 25 days clean. THAT IS MAGNIFICENT. Extreme, strong, wonderful congratulations :) N’n.

    • Aww, thank you so much! Oh, and I feel kinda dumb now but I guess I should say off the bat that my 25 days sober is referring to my coffee addiction lol. Although I haven’t drank in 25 days either and that’s kinda shocking too =P … Sorry, I should make that more clear!

      Thank you for the compliments on the post. I love that you’re using your blog to get your story told — I’ll have to visit your site and hear all about it! And yeah, I hear many non-Asian people say that they love Asian eyes and don’t understand why Asians would want to change them. I love hearing that :) Hopefully people come to accept the unique beauty of their own cultures. Thanks for stopping by, I’ll be visiting soon!

      http://wordsfallfrommyeyes.wordpress.com/

    • Its like you read my mind! You appear to unrtesdand a lot about this, like you authored the e book in it or something. I believe that you can perform with some pics to drive the message home a little bit, but other than that, this is great blog. an awesome read. I will certainly be back..

  14. At the beginning it was a world that I was talking with myself… Then one day, I have met with other bloggers… Everything changed when I met with some of beautiful blogger friends. They made and make my humble life rich… I learn so many things from different cultures… And also I am travelling at my desk without passports, visas, luaggages… In these days I am reading Xavier de Maistre’s book, “A Voyage In My Room”… I wonder what he would think if he were here,….

    Actually the answer for your question is just I love to write…

    Thank you for visiting my blog, I am so glad to meet with you and with your blog. Blessing and happiness,
    with my love, nia

    • Hi Nia! Thanks so much for stopping by and following :) You have such amazing, UNIQUE work on your blog! I’m so glad Jake sent me to the blogger’s party hehe. I am almost done visiting all of your sites and so far it’s incredible to see what other people are doing in their own creative space!

      And yes, isn’t it great to be able to travel around the world in your armchair? =P You also get to figure out where you might want to actually visit for vacation! Thanks again, Nia, all the best :)

      http://photographyofnia.com/

    • Hi Christine! Thanks so much for the compliment and your reply, I love all of your reasons for blogging :)
      I agree — I was thinking yesterday about how much these couple or so months blogging and reading others’ blogs has led me to be more inspired and think about certain issues differently. Love it!

  15. Hi,
    It is fantastic the people we “meet” in the blogoshere from all over the world, I really like reading other blogs and learning about other parts of the world outside my own.

    Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog.

    • My pleasure! Thanks so much for stopping by. I am loving this — hearing about other people’s reasons for blogging :)
      And yes, it is just so eye-opening to see what other places and cultures look like and what others are experiencing around the world. Broadens your perspective on things. Thanks for your comment!

      http://magsx2.wordpress.com/

  16. Blogging is a leisure pursuit for me. I do it for fun. My blog is not about anything specific, I scribble on random thoughts. It helps me connect with people with similar thoughts, lets me know the different perspective of a thought that I have expressed. And above all blog is my journal of emotion & expression in time. Thank you for stopping by my blog and sharing a thought. Appreciate that a lot.

    • Hey Yatin! Thanks for leaving your comment :)
      I’m pretty un-specific myself. I like being able to make my blog as random as I want and about anything I want. I love all of your reasons for blogging and I hope you continue on as long as it fulfills you!
      And it was my pleasure :)

      yatinpatel.wordpress.com

    • Hahaha! Ok, your name is now first! But her picture comes first, so you’re even :)
      Thanks so much, I hope many go to visit your site. It really does remind me to be more optimistic and puts a smile on my face every time. So thank you! :)

    • Aww, thank YOU, Karen!!! It’s all about sharing the love :)
      Thanks so much for following, I really appreciate it. And I hope you find some great blogs and people through this post. Happy reading :)

  17. I don’t personally blog but I do engage in forum discussion. I like to ask questions to people I don’t know because I’m curious how many people share my view or how many are against it(and if they are, why?). I probably don’t blog cause I’m too dull to follow. “Sorry dudes, im up to the same old same old”. If I were to create a blog it would be dedicated towards anarchy. muhahahaha..

    I think at the core, people urn to create(as a form of self expression) and connect. I think the internet achieves all that, at the individual level. I think traditionally “institutions” and establishments, try to fulfill the need to connect by creating a set of shared beliefs, creating a norm, tricking people that those beliefs are absolutes. I think these organizations create a connection but at the cost of a disconnect from another group, inhibiting true self expression and therefor self-development(getting a bit off topic, i think I have your last blog still in my head) . Anyways, imo the beauty of the internet are the opportunities for people to express themselves as individuals and connect through commonality.

    • Hey Seto! Well, I always enjoy your discussions and thoughts on my posts so I’m glad you at least enjoy that.
      Hahaha, I see a theme about anarchy goin on with you =P

      That’s a very insightful second paragraph there, and as usual, I agree with you! haha. The internet has seriously changed the way people interact and connect and live, really. But yeah, it is a great way to find people who are on the same page as you.

      Thanks for your comment :)

  18. Great post!!! Although, I must say that the “Unsolicited Advice” house looks more like a prison, bahaha. And thanks for the introduction to all these other bloggers. I look forward to reading some new blogs in the near future.

    • Hahaha, it’s an office building! You’re like Unsolicited Advice Inc. =P
      No problem, I love advertising the blogs I love and spreading the word to get people over there. Enjoy :)

  19. i started blogging 3 yrs back. Mostly to capture myself and my activities as in a time capsule that i can read back later on in life or share with others. Its almost like doing a service to myself. Sounds really near sighted but thats what its become as i look at it today. Iam committed to blogging and do so whenever something new comes up in life. I stick mostly text, links and tweets, and some photos in flickr.

    • Heya! Thanks for sharing why you blog with us :)
      Yes, I totally get that. Actually, that is one reason I blog as well, although I guess with this site I don’t do as much “journal” type of entries as I used to. But I’ve looked back at the archives of some of my old blog sites and it’s so enlightening to see what your mindframe was like at the time and to see how much you’ve grown.

      You forgot to leave a link to your blog! I don’t see a link when I click on your gravatar — you should put one in there too :)

    • Awwww thanks Jake! That means so much *tear*
      As long as I love to blog and stick to why I created this blog in the first place, I shall continue the effort! :)

  20. LMAO I wish I lived in a house like that. Especially with my name on the mailbox. I’m so short and black. At least the lights are off. That’s very accurate.

    Great post! It’s interesting to see other people’s perspectives on the topic.

    You’re also getting a little full of yourself. You get better looking in each cartoon you do.

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