Skip to main content

Why Do I Blog? - Writing Workshop

I blog because I want to.  I like it.  It's fun.  Pure enjoyment.  Relaxation.  Whatever.  I don't watch television.  I don't drink or smoke.  I have absolutely no vices that I can think of .  Next to reading, I get my fix from writing.

I blog because it is therapy.  When something gets into my head and drives me mad, I have to get it out somehow.  So I write about it.  In fact, when interesting things happen to me, I end up thinking 'great, something to write about!'.  Some of the situations which have come up in my life have been pretty tough.  Writing about it has helped me to get through.

I blog because I adore to write.  When I was a kid, I thoroughly enjoyed writing letters.  I have to say that the school essay wasn't any easier for me because work is always work.  But I enjoyed writing for pleasure.  Always.

I blog because it gives me a social life.  I have friends through blogging, really good friends.  I have built relationships through blogging. I even got myself an adopted brother through blogging.  So naturally, since I find that a whole world of relationships has opened up to me through blogging, it is an integral part of my life.

Blogging has changed my life and opened up the world to me.  From being a European living in Asia, stuck at home minding kids, I'm now a part of the universe again.  So I'll continue with it for as long as I can!

This post was inspired by this week’s  Writer’s Workshop at Mama’s Losin’ It.  I looked at the current week’s  prompts and got inspired by the third prompt, ‘Why Do I Blog.’  Hence the post.

This post originally appeared on Write Away on WordPress on 16/9/2010

Popular posts from this blog

Global Peace - Is It Possible? LBC Post

I can't believe it's Friday already and time for another LBC post.  The Loose Blogger's Consortium (LBC) is a blogging group consisting of about half a dozen of us who blog together every Friday on the same topic.  We are indebted to Ramana (aka blogger Rummuser) for this week's topic.  Instead of just giving a straightforward topic like anyone else would, he posed a question instead.  Is global peace possible? he asked.  I decided to answer his question in a Tweet sized sentence.



Is global peace possible?  Of course it is. If everyone gets in harmony with each other.   But will it happen?  How on earth would I know?


As we say in Ireland (well, as they used to say when I lived there two decades ago), that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Thanks to All-Free-Download for the photo.  Thanks to Lettercount for their character counting facilities.  And thanks to my LBC group for being there every Friday in blogging solidarity.

April Fool (LBC Post)

One morning, when I went to school in 1977, or was it 1978, when I was a first or second year student in the Irish secondary school system (which is 7th or 8th Class in India) I noticed something very odd indeed. It was a notice pinned to the notice board. It read as follows:

THE INTER HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF INTEREST

'The Inter' or the Intermediate Certificate Examination as it was known then, now the Junior Certificate Examination, was a pretty crucial examination. It's called the 'Class Ten Board Examination' in India and the High School Certificate elsewhere.

I knew something was wrong, but couldn't quite figure it out. The notice sparked a minor frenzy. When the date was revealed to be April the 1st, everything made sense.

It's strange how the 1st April can take some people by surprise.

I haven't noticed anything unusual this year. Except that today, I have a rather horrible toothache. But I'll have to go get it sorted.

April Fool jokes are…

Good Intentions

I had great intentions for this week.  I'd write a thousand words every day, review six books, get my Loose Bloggers Consortium (LBC) post up well in advance.  And did I?  No, no, no.  I wrote about two hundred words per day and have been trying to read and review two books and still not finished reading.  My target of 19,000 words until today by now is around 15,000 on my 100kWords in 100 Days Challenge.  It seems I'm just not cutting the mustard.

I have the intentions.  I just don't seem to have the mojo to carry out the things I want to do. So many intentions, not enough time.  I've not been sleeping well lately.  Probably very tired.

So - my intention now is to try to get more sleep.  Then carry out the original intentions.That' what I intend to do.  As of now.  Meanwhile, my post is up one day late.

I had to go out to the bank this morning to get some pending work finished.  I clicked the above picture en route.  It seems that after a three week winter, we're…