- I like blogging
- I like writing and expressing myself through words.
- I love having a written record of events, thoughts and random things even if I only look back on it once or never do.
- I enjoy seeing how many people visit my blog and sometimes leave comments
- I hope that my words sometimes encourage, provide hope, invoke thinking, provide insight, are “real” and relatable to the people that read my blog
- I like reading some blogs myself and I have been impacted by their words–even if I’m only a “lurker” and don’t always comment
- I don’t know my audience
- I don’t know how to engage authentic, open discussion and comments without knowing my audience
- I’m not sure if blogging is a wise use of my time
- Sometimes I look at the “stats” too often or want more comments…then I wonder why am I blogging.
- EDIT: I realized that these two thoughts were not supposed to really flow together. I meant this more of a “I don’t want to blog for the stats. I want to blog for other reasons. I want to have reasons for why I am blogging.” I did NOT intend it to come across as “If I don’t get high enough stats then why am I even blogging.” Not sure if this is any clearer, but oh well.
- I don’t really have a “purpose” to blog or a theme
- The closest I have to a purpose is the hope that someone, somewhere might be positively affected by my words
- I see value in the personal, honest posts yet I don’t want my blog to be a place to “vent” or “gossip” or anything related
- I fear that I may have hurt or will hurt others who read my blog with my words–I don’t want to have a hidden agenda or use this space in an unkind way