Some people (as I have said before) blog for wealth. Some people blog so that they can gain a fanbase, or followers, or subscribers. Some people blog hoping to find listening ears to what they have. To. Say. Well, not me!
The reasons behind my blogging are hidden throughout my life, my upbringing, and certain events that I have gone through. The reason for my blogging though has changed.
When I first started I wanted to leave an impact in some way. I did not yet know that way, and I still completely don’t. No one on earth knows what their purpose is until they have already accomplished it with “success”. What you determine as “success” probably differs from what some others may call “success”. My version of “success” was leaving an impact with my blog.
How could I do this? I would need to gain a fanbase, subscribers, and some wealth to fund myself leaving an impact. So I started trying to gain fans, subs, and cash. Those are not the reasons I blog though, those are setbacks to my leaving a mark on this world.
Eventually I found out what type of impact I wanted to make, and it shocked me. You may be thinking “how can what you want for yourself shock you?”, well this did. I wanted to leave an intellectual mark on the world, and I wanted it to stick. Maybe I could make this website the home to a thesis, or algorithm that would circle the world three times over.
This shocked me because I was not the type of person to make good thesis’, and algorithms. I was often told that my ideas “sucked”, and what stuck the most was when I was told these words: “You don’t think”. Those words impacted me, because they had some slight truth. I would not often think before I acted, and I would do, and say some pretty stupid stuff.
I knew that if I wanted to leave an intellectual mark on this world I needed to start thinking throughly, and clearly. So, reason number one of why I blog is because it helps me clear my mind. I can think, and read over what your about to hear, and know that what I am saying is good, and that I did consider how it can be taken.
Now I have more confidence, and control in my life. I have these 2 things because of this blog, and the comfort I have on this site. The comfort when I write, and the comforting feel of knowing that at least one person will hear what I have to say. That makes me happy. And my life more stable, comfortable, and good.
And bloggers are a type, what I say can’tbe far off for most of them. So if you ever wonder, or think the thought “why do people blog?” I hope I helped clear that up for you.