Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

Meanwhile, I am rather prolific on twitter. Find me: @KeethaB
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The Eclectic Company - Waitin' on a New Adventure!!
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Why I Do "This" - Reprise

This morning as I toodled through my "blogs I follow" list, I noticed that someone had done a post titled "What is a blog?"

That made me remember this post that I did in March of 2009 about WHY I blog.

I thought it might be fun to reshare it today.

So, without further ado, I give you a plethora of reasons why I blog:

Why Do You Do That????

That's what a well meaning,
Kindly soul asked me at church one Sunday.
He was, of course, speaking about my blog.

"Why would anyone want to do that,
Put pictures of their life
And talk about it on the internet
For all the world to see?"
Was his exact question - - -

It gave me pause for thought.
Why do I WANT to???

Others answer this question
In a variety of ways - - -
Some blogs TEACH
Some blogs PREACH
Some blogs are a PLATFORM
Some blogs SELL

If any of that happens on this blog,
It is purely accidental.

I blog because
It brings me great joy.

I blog because
It brings a smile to my face,
And to yours too I hope.

I blog because I can.
I can't dance,
I can't sing,
I certainly can't run.

But I can blog.

It is the bestest hobby
On the planet.

And since I already have my lappy
And my digi cam
And the internet,

It doesn't cost me anything either.
And THAT makes me smile.

Those are all the reasons
I STARTED blogging - - -

But since I started,
I've learned MORE reasons - - -

And all of those new reasons
Revolve around Y - O - U!!!

I blog to get comments

And to get added to
YOUR favorites list

And to be followed

And to hear from YOU
That something I posted

On my little ole blog
Brought a smile to YOUR face

Or actually made YOU
Laugh right out loud!!

Because really,
Isn't this blogging thing

All about community????

It is for me!
YOU are my community,

That is why I blog.



Charlotte said...

You hit the nail on the head! Those are all of the reasons I blog also.

nancygrayce said...

Exactly!!! I don't want to sell anything or make this at all about work! Just love it. Another added benefit? I'm publishing my blog into books and as I read back over them, I realize it's also a journal of sorts!

But I have enjoyed most of all meeting like minded or not like minded women that I now call friends like YOU!!! Thanks for blogging!

Erin said...

And I am so glad you blog, because our paths might not have crossed otherwise. :)

Pokey said...

Okay, that found me smiling through it! Thank you for sharing yourself ~

mzzbev said...

You definitely make me laugh! What a hoot you are and I love it :) One more reason:
Football :)

LV said...

A wonderful presentation. I understand your feelings completely. I do not always have interesting things to share, but love the contact with new people from all over the world. Enjoy comments, good or bad. Bloggers are some of the nicest people ever.

Unknown said...

Of all the 'why do I blog' posts I have read yours is by far the best. But then being one of my favorite blogs to read that didn't surprise me. Happy blogging and hope you week is a fantastic one.

podso said...

well said!

And, husband called the adjuster today! Your comment spurred him on. He first said no way, but then called without even telling me today. They are checking into it. Nothing ventured nothing gained!

Thank you for pursuing with that email! Bloggy friend!
grateful and will keep you p o s t e d !!!

Lynn said...

Same here! Here is my suggestion to you...

Don't talk to that guy at church any more. Just don't.

Nani said...

That's exactly it! We share out lives with each other and we make friends. (and blogging is less fattening than hanging out at a donut shop - been craving a double chocolate frosted donut today)

When I catch up on my reading because I've been away, yours is the one that never fails to give me a smile! I loved the photos that went with this post!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Perfect reason! I love it and you!! Blogging has really made a difference in my life! hugs, Linda

42N said...

Me too. Mine tends to be more educational and promotion of 42N area things and people. I enjoy the comments and learning from others like someone in Wisconsin. You have a good eye for photos and can tell stories well.

Mrs4444 said...

I couldn't have said it better myself :) Blogging is the BEST!

Ann in the UP said...

Whenever I give a thought to quitting, which I do occasionally, I think of how I'd miss the people I've met and gotten to know since I started blogging. When one of them quits, I wonder how they're doing, and do they miss us at all?

I came over today to try to find Keri's last name. Maybe you'd tell me.