I have tried to answer this question for myself recently. The first time I had ever heard of the word "blog" was a few years ago when my friend Becca told me she had a "blog". I had no idea what it was. I looked up the website and was staring at a page with her information and some posts. I didn't know how to navigate the page or what this thing called a blog was even for. I abandoned the subject all together. In 2008, my friends from high school and I were all TTC at the same time. My friend Amanda was second to get PG a few months before me. When I asked for updates on her pregnancy she referred me to her blog. There it was again. I followed her blog during her pregnancy.
I was bored at lunch one day and decided to google things. I tried "pink". There before me was a blog called hang on little tomato. I started reading this blog and decided to add it to my favorites. From this blog I found my most loved blog of all...Domestic Reflections. I love this blog. She has the greatest recipes and such cute kiddos. I love the things she posts about.... Another one that I happened upon and can't remember how is "until tomorrow val". I love this blog for the creativity. Valerie's DIY and decorating projects always interest me. I hope to soon try out some of her tricks!
From there, I read these blogs from time to time without much thought of blogging myself. Then I started talking to the Hubbs about what I had been reading...turns out he had started a blog years ago and I never even knew what a blog was. He has not gotten into the world of blogging even though he is a published, opinionated, and prolific writer...oh well. This summer, my BFF Kristin told me she had a blog too! I was behind the times as usual. Matt then referred me to a blog that a high school friend of his writes "In this wonderful life...". I love this one too and have been lucky enough to "meet" her through email.
So.... why blog? From my limited experence with this subject blogging can be for any purpose. Some people write for friends and family, some write to express opinion, some write to inform, some to advertise, and some to make money... like in "Julie and Julia"? As for me? I guess time will tell. I like having a place to write down my thoughts and share them with friends and family. Let's just say this will be my attempt at journaling life events and we shall see where it takes me!
Why do you or don't you blog?