I started blogging last summer as a little month long exercise for me. I wanted to teach blogging to my students, and before I teach something in writing, I want to do it myself. I didn't plan to continue it after that month, but I found I was hooked.
It was HARD for me to click that publish button the first time. It still is, truth be told. My heart always jumps in my throat a little. One of the main reasons I love blogging is because I have been gifted with such a treasure of blogging buddies who have enriched my life beyond imagination. As much as I enjoy it, I haven't shared my blog with too many people I know personally. In fact, only two people I know in real life even know I have a blog. I'm more than a little shy about it, and I don't really know why yet.
I read such polished and articulate blogs every day. Your talent, my friends, truly amazes me. I so enjoy reading your stories and slices of life and seeing your pictures and artwork. Personally, I have no aspirations of taking my writing beyond blogland because I know the limitations of my writing abilities. I mainly write to satisfy my creative itch. But there are others out there who are working on books and some who are already published authors.
With thanks to my blog friend Clint over at Lyrics of Love and Lore, I am hijacking his question because I want to know from you all: Why do you blog? Let's get a good blog discussion going about this.