This is a continuation of last Friday’s post about why I blog and why I have been around longer than many of my blogging friends.
The above title with a slight modification is from a song from Carly Simon in the early seventies. I am not really taunting you here it is just that like so many of my blogging buddies have been doing lately I sometimes wonder if I should go on with this blog or just hang it up? Last Friday I mentioned some of the reasons that I blog. I thought I would finish the thought with this post.
It comes down to the basic question “Why do I blog??”
- Do I do it for fame or fortune?
- Do I do it because of an inflated ego?
- Do I have just too much time on my hands?
- Do I do it because I am always right and need others to know that fact?
I can emphatically answer NO to all of these thoughts. I have been offered some monetary gain by allowing advertising on this blog but have reject that as I might feel restricted in what I say. Most of my life I have suffered from an inferiority complex that my father, rest his soul, probably inadvertently taught me. My ego was thoroughly bruised by those years. Too much time? I can’t seem to get everything done on my to-do lists for any given day so that is not the reason. Because I am always right (Ha). I don’t know many answers but I do have a lot of questions. Nope, don’t blog because of any of those reasons….
When it comes down to the root reason I blog it is just who I am at this point in my life. I am a person who is full of questions. I am a person who instinctively doesn’t go with the crowd but instead seek an alternative paths. I also blog in order to get all these things out of my head. :) If I don’t do something with them all the unanswered questions would probably drive me crazy…
For a good part of my life I saw myself as a guy who thinks about things when others just take them for granted. It made me weird and sometimes less than sociable. In my old age I have come to discover that these characteristics are actually of some benefit.
No, I don’t have all the answers but that is OK. Sometimes I just get it wrong and have to learn otherwise and that is OK too. The root reason for why I blog is probably more for me than for you my loyal readers. It keeps me sane… ;) More thoughts on that next Friday….