September 4, 2014

Why I Blog

I know, I know. You didn't ask to know about what I did this week.  (Note to self, blog about that...)

The truth is that you probably don't need to know what I did this week, what new recipe I love, my playlist for the week, but maybe you'll be glad you heard after you fall in love with something new.

A little over a year ago, my sister-figure started a blog and I've been keeping up ever since. I think the thing that impressed me the most was the community that she became a part of when she started tracking her interests, her passions, even her mundane moments. The truth is that awareness is important, and communicating and sharing with others is the best way to decide for yourself what's fun, cool, or accurate. Maybe there is something to all this blog stuff!

But isn't blogging a selfish trend that promotes vanity amongst our mirror-conscious millennials? (Truly, why do I need to know the contents of your purse?) Well, I stalked some blogs. I looked around. To be honest, I tried on each person's perspective, and I felt a coziness, a trust.

Now I am (usually) a logical and critical thinker, so here are my real reasons.

#1) I have been wanting to write for a long time, and have been told I have a different perspective on many things, which can really generate a conversation. 

#2) I think too much! I have to have some sort of outlet to let people know what's on my mind. More than a tweet, more than a Facebook post. Also, quite honestly, I don't see the point in crowding the walls and news feeds of people who want to commit to me as a friend, not as a reader. Not that one couldn't be both; I'm just not a pusher. "I'm a pusher, Cady. I'm a pusher." 

#3) I'm interested in communicating with the alley cats of these inter webs. Although I'm usually pretty introverted, I like to know a lot of people and keep up with them. Meeting people via blogging seems like an excellent way to make some pretty great life-long friends. Who knows?

Yes, I know I'm not the most important kid in school, yes, I know people are dying in other places, and yes, I know that in all reality, each person's gluten-free, oil pulling, selfie-taking tendencies are just as pointless as the last one's. But I guess if you were to ask why I think I deserve to have a blog that people read, I'd just answer back "Why don't you?"

Happy Blogging!