Why Do You Do It?

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I was wondering what to post and a thought came into my head.  I’ve seen it asked across the blogosphere, but I’m still curious.  Not about the origin.  I’m curious about the continuation.

Why do you continue to blog?

I started here to promote my books and had no idea what I was getting into.  I have delved into poetry, guest blogs, music videos, short stories, and various other whims to post about.  I have joined groups and guest blogged.  So, is it the versatility and book promoting that keeps me posting more than once a day and commenting every chance I get?

I thought about this for a bit and I don’t think it is the act of blogging that keeps me going here.  I think it’s because I’ve made friends.  Not acquaintances, but people that I would consider true friends.  I care about many of you and am happy to have your your support.  I try to explain this to people on my side of the internet and nobody seems to understand how you can be friends with people you have never met.  Well, you talk, comment, and bond.  It’s these interactions that keep me coming back to WordPress and posting even if I get no comments because I simply wasn’t interesting.

So, that’s why I stick around much to people’s chagrin and hurled vegetables.  Why do you continue blogging?

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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41 Responses to Why Do You Do It?

  1. Papi Z says:

    Much the same reason for me as well. Many good people are within these blogging communities, and we stick together.

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  2. Rosie Amber says:

    I love blogging! I get a real buzz from it although I think I’m a tad addicted!

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  3. Jae says:

    The same reasons for me as well. Although occasionally I get blog burnout. Maybe I need another vacation. 😉

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  4. 1WriteWay says:

    The support and feedback from the community at large keeps me blogging. That I’ve made friends and bonded with a bunch of crazy creative writers gives me much more to look forward to.

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  5. Bastet says:

    I think it has a lot to do with the support, the feedback and the yeah, you cand do it sort of thing. But I like the writing and processing and showing my photos too. Come to think about it, i really don’t know why I keep on blogging a bit of this and that I suppose.

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  6. I blog for many of the same reasons. I love writing and love reading others work and showing support for what they do. I also consider the people that I converse with friends regardless of whether we have met face-to-face or not, that to me is irrelevant.

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  7. I started just to force myself to think intentionally – but I stay (and have stuck with it) because of the great friends I have made. And I have found some great indie authors I may never have found without this.

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  8. tjtherien says:

    very much the same reason as you Charles… plus there are some challenges for me to produce something every day because I’m really not that sort of writer. In many ways I have some lazy habits blogging helps break those habits

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  9. renxkyoko says:

    I have no idea why I continue blogging. =_=”

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  10. annotating60 says:

    I like doing something I hope is useful–as useful as poetrey can be I guess. But, I have made many acquaitances and a few friends–I also do it because having gotten over the hump of ‘having’ to do it I know that there are some people out there who really like what I offer most times and I feel asn obligation to somehow continue to be part of hopefully making their day a bit more pleasant because I did what I do-write stuff.>KB

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    • Loyalty to the audience. Another good one that I never considered.

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      • annotating60 says:

        Yes, I think that once a person has taken the time to connect with what you’ve put out for consumption you have entered into a kind of social contract. That doesn’t mean it is one sided. Everytime I get a new follower I feel better about not only what I’ve been doing but about myself and that makes me more determined to not disappoint some one who has basically said I trust you. I maintain my blog no less than three weeks in advance, sometimes five, usually foure so that if something were to happen my part of the bargain is covered. I tried doing it one day at a time. Something always comes up. But if I have poems written already, all I need to do is place them, comment on a quote for a day and set up the poet for a week and it only takes about two hours or less for a weeks worth of work.>KB Writing the poetry is a differenty ball of wax.,

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      • I manage to do one day at a time, but that scheduler helps when needed.

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  11. It’s definitely the connections and friendships you make that really makes this worthwhile…for me it’s an escape into a far kinder and more collaborative community than I find in my day to day work. It’s a refreshing reminder that no everything in life is complicated office politics, LOL!! 🙂 🙂

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  12. twixie13 says:

    When I blog, it’s sort of an outlet for whatever creative energy I have. Even if many people don’t look at it, Not that I keep up with my blog all that much.

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  13. mdog32 says:

    I started the blog just for me, to get the thoughts out of my head. It turns out people want to hear those thoughts, who knew?! ~Gina

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  14. The community here is simply magnetic. 🙂

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  15. For me it’s actually forcing myself to interact with fellow humans and hold myself accountable to the goals I’ve established for myself. That and I have these really wacky convos in my head and I can pretend like i’m not nuts if I share them, and they make other people laugh. The icing on the (gluten free) blogging cake is that I’ve made friends and the support out here in blogland is incredible!

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