Many of my friends ask me why on earth I would want to blog? I say, why not? I may not have anything earth shattering to say, but even if there is one person out there who I can make feel a little better by allowing them to think “I am not the only one” then I will be happy. Aside from that, I like writing, and why not do it with purpose? I write to inform, I write to entertain, and I write just to write.
However, blogging does have some self-serving element, I get to write, and in doing so improve upon my ability to express myself, and my ability to be creative. On this platform, I am able to reach out to those of similar intent, to learn by peer review and criticism, and to some extent to be seen and to be heard rather than just hiding away in the shadows.