I know it may be too early to say something like this, since I am young and perhaps something new may come up to my fancy and take away my attention from blogging. But at this point, I don’t think I will ever stop blogging, not as long as I have readers. Here are the reasons why.
It’s the only place I can talk about myself without people rolling their eyes and thinking I’m way too narcissistic. I mean, okay, talking about myself in my blog is narcissistic in a way, but hey, at least you have a choice of whether you want to read it or not. At least I’m not forcing or boring you by yapping about myself under the guise of keeping in touch with friends, when I truly only wanted to talk about myself. (I know people like this.)
It’s a way to keep in touch with friends. This blog is not just for you to read up about what’s going on in my life, but it is also for me to stay in touch with friends I made through blogging or friends I do not meet up these days due to circumstances. The beauty of blogging is that you get to connect (on some level) to a person without having to be with the person at some time or place. You can go away for a month and catch up on what’s been going on by reading past posts, simple as that. Whether you will do that is another question.
It’s my personal space to express myself. Friends can’t be there for me all the time, and even then I may not be able to express myself verbally without hyperventilating and bawling. By blogging, I can get my message across even if I’m hyperventilating and bawling, just as long as my fingers are flying across the keyboard. It’s cathartic, therapeutic, whatevertic. The point is blogging does the job for me when I’m upset.
I feel ‘responsible’ for people who take an interest in me. You know how when you finish reading a great book, you wonder how the protagonist is after the end? Sometimes there are sequels and sometimes not. If you are reading the story of my life, it’ll be like a neverending soap opera. Except that it’s not quite that exciting. If you don’t like soap operas, that may sound boring, but I think if you genuinely like a person as a friend or even this little character you got to know over the Internet, you would want to follow the story for as long as your interest holds.
I don’t want to be those sort of bloggers who blogs so passionately, only for them to have their love for blogging die and then you never hear from them again. I want to be this perpetual presence, one that you might leave for months and years and when you check back on bloggerdygook again, I’m still blogging as regularly as ever. When I say ‘responsible,’ I don’t feel as if it is a duty I have to fulfill. I enjoy ‘playing the role,’ so to speak. I love being the star of my own life. 😛
Which is to say, really, that I would never stop blogging because I love to talk about myself and I think I am an interesting person in some way. 😀 Talk about narcissistic, huh!!