Friday, January 2, 2009

Why I Blog

I had told you yesterday, that I would be explaining more into depth of why I like to blog.

And I thought about it, and thought about it. And I even talked to my friends Katie and Raphaela about it too!

And really, it just comes down to it....

I am, and always have been a sentimental person. I love memories. I love reliving moments that made me laugh and smile, or cry until my eyes dried out. This doesn't mean that I don't like living "in" the moment, but I certainly do love the memories of all I have lived through. Even the crummy stuff.

AND if you know me at all, you know that my memory is horrible.

I forget details of stories... like WHO it happened to, or WHEN. Kind of important things. I forget whole eras of my life, like friends I once hung out with or books I once read. And, when someone reminds me of it, it always takes a minute or two of reminding before it really clicks in my mind.

So, after gathering that evidence, it would be logical to conclude that I like having my blog around to remind me of the happy and sad memories that I will more than likely forget.

Plus, it's cathartic. I get to say what I am thinking and be as funny or as serious as I want to be despite the mood of the moment.

PLUS, I'm alot funnier in writing than in person. Sorry to break it to you. And I kind of like being funny.

Also, I think my "written voice," loses alot of the sarcasm it has taken on over the past 8 years or so. Don't get me wrong, I love sarcasm. But after awhile, sarcasm turns into bitterness and cynicism and I don't want to be like that. Or remembered like that.

So, in conclusion, I blog because I will like to have the memories when I am older (oh, say, 24,) It is cathartic, and it let's me express myself in ways I can't in person.

I'm working on a few weekly blog posts that I can do when I just can't think of anything else to write about. So far this is what I have:

  • Each week I will write a review for whatever book I just read
  • I might review some of my favorite movies *might* is the key word. I don't want to bore you!
  • I am going to do little blog posts on my favorite "things." Basically little things around my house that I use/see that just make me happy or things that I really like to use.
  • I will write a "Betcha Didn't Know," posts about my quirks. And believe me, I am very quirky. Sometimes it surprises myself!

That's all for now. I really just wrote that list out to remind myself of things I can do when I have writers block.

Also, soon to come, "How I Began Blogging." Which is kind of a funny tale.

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