Sunday, April 02, 2006

Interesting Article

Have a read of this Time magazine article on Blogs Coming of Age. What's your reason for blogging?

7 comments :

Milady Insanity said...

Well, I started blogging in order to get into the writing every day habit.

Now I have the habit, and blogging is too wonderful a writing procrastinator for me to even think about dumping it. LOL.

So now I'm experimenting to find out what will give my stats the biggest boost.

Josie said...

I started my blog to help promote my writing. Now I use it to post favorite pictures and share my feelings about the writing process and life in general. It's become like my little sanctuary on the net.

Cynthia E. Bagley said...

I started blogging because Lynn (you know her) and Patricia (another friend) thought that I would enjoy it and that it would kick-start my writing.

Well... it has!!! I am writing essays for The Vasculits Foundation. And, some poetry on the site. And wow. I am even thinking about a novel again. I also write training guides. I have decided to write anything and everything. ;-)

Nalini Singh said...

Milady - I've heard several people say the same. At least one friend has become more of a blogger than a writer. Do think you'll eventually pull back or is blogging more fun for you than writing?

Josie - I think my blog is sort of like that as well. Writing oriented but fun (I hope). It's also a communicative thing, isn't it? I've made so many new online friends through blogging.

Cynthia - you go girl! Sounds like you're racing along with all that writing. :)

Milady Insanity said...

Don't think so, Nalini. I'm serious about writing, and I want to get published more than I want to blog.

Plus I don't lead a very adventurous life so I don't have that much to write, and I'm certainly not experienced enough to write educationally about writing.

Besides, craft doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. I see writing as a common sense sort of thing, really.

What I think blogging is good for is finding your voice, because you are writing as you.

Nalini Singh said...

Interesting point about finding your voice. I reckon some blogs (usually small, personal ones) allow people to do just that, while others make people tailor their voice to suit their audience. Does that make sense?

Milady Insanity said...

Yeah. Sort of like you'd probably sound different writing a thriller and a historical. :)