A million dollar question, to say the least.
I started blogging in August 2004 out of curiosity. I told no one about my blog, since I was writing for myself and didn't need an audience. Blogging soon became part of my subconscious, and I was constantly thinking, I could blog about this, I should go there just so I could write about it on my blog and so on. I started carrying my camera with me at all times, so I could take a pic for my blog, struck up conversations with unlikely people just so I could write about them. It was addictive and rejuvenating at the same time.
Elaine on 2k Bloggers asked bloggers to list the top five reasons for blogging and I couldn't resist adding my views. I don't have any goals, other than to write well and to write interesting things. Although having a large number of readers is always great, it isn't my primary intention, since I write what fits me best and not the hot topic of the blogosphere.
My top five reasons for blogging are:
- To write. Yes, simply to write.
- To share my knowledge and experiences
- To be part of the consumer generated phenomenon and a generation that places more importance on the right to give personal opinions and views than ever before.
- To interact with other bloggers
- To widen my horizons