My blogger buddy Walter has written an excellent post on why he blogs regularly. I have been wanting to write a similar topic for ages. So why not do it now?
I blog because … I am highly imaginative?
- I have this special ability to look pass the pathetic statistics and number of comments in my website and visualize millions of fans waiting eagerly for what I am going to post next. You hear right! I do it for the people. In fact, I am so psyched by my vision that I manage to psych those who are around me. Some think that I am a celebrity blogger. Erm.
- I have this vision that one day in the very distant future, when our planet would be populated by another species that replace homo sapiens, in one of the dig sites, they would discover a hard disk that would date back to our present era. Inside, they would find my website. And I would have become legendary. Pretty much like the dinosaur bones now displayed in the museums. Note: This inspires my doodle above titled “Original Disk”.
- I love to do voluntary work. In the old days, people were happy to pay for things that they consumed. Nowadays, from music albums to books, from recent movie blockbusters to daily news, people want to consume things for free – legally or illegally. Most bloggers write for free. Because we love what we do. In fact, I have this vision that at the pinnacle of our civilization, none of us would work for money. Money would vaporize. How nice?
I blog because … I am a dreamer?
- I have this dream. One day I will be a writer. Like a real writer who writes books that people read and critic. I have no idea how to get there although I do have millions of ideas in my head. I reckon if I keep writing, every other day, if I keep on practicing, by the power of some cosmic random events, I might have my dream comes true. And then I can quit my day job, do my writing in some exotic locations sponsored by my publisher. Wouldn’t life be lovely?
- I see my website as the incubator for my budding hobbies, my decades old hobbies. Publishing my work online forces me to keep doing it and doing it better. Sure, some hobbies may take a nosedive. Like the gazillion number of fans and friends who recently ask: What happens to your band? Do you still jam? Sure, it feels crap every time when I have to explain why our band is in hiatus. But in the long run, this invisible support, my commitments made public, all crystallized into an invisible cane that keep me going.
- Oh yes. If my writing career does not work out, may be I could be a musician? A professional doodler? A Spanish video blogger? Well …
For all practical reasons and beyond …
- I keep a website to keep track on what I do over the years. I would feel empty if decades pass by and I have no recollection on what I have done, what I have tried to do. Sure, we should live in the present. But the past is just as important. That is why there is a degree called History. Uh huh?
- The difference between an offline diary and an online diary, to me, is vast. Because I have an online diary, I strive to live an interesting and inspiring life each and every day. Otherwise, I would have nothing interesting and potentially inspiring to write online. Yes?