Feature & Follow (October 5) – Purpose of Blogging?

Welcome to the Feature & Follow Hop, hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read!

If you’re here for the first time, I’d love if you could follow via email, RSS, LinkyFollowers or Networked Blogs. Just let me know your follow method of choice in the comments, and I’ll be happy to return the favor.

And if you’re not new, welcome back! Repeat visitors are better than the time when Sonic messed up my drink order enough that I asked for a replacement drink, but not enough that I couldn’t stomach the original, and therefore wound up with two drinks.

Today’s question is:

What do you hope to accomplish with your blog? Is it to one day become an author yourself, just for fun, maybe get some online attention, or maybe something very different?

Oh heavens. Besides embarrass myself by confessing shameful things for no apparent reason? (Like drinking two large Sonic drinks JUST BECAUSE I COULD?)

Well, if I became an author, that would be cool and I guess partially to do with this blog, because of all the awesome author and blogger contacts I’ve made, but that was definitely not the original purpose.

It is fun (and definitely a “just for me” thing, which is important when your main real-life job is raising tiny humans, which is decidedly not all about me). But I didn’t really start it for me.

It wasn’t to get online attention. At least that much, I can say for certain. It kind of baffles me that anyone I don’t know personally reads this blog.

Honestly, it was mostly for accountability. I thought I watched too much TV, played too much on Facebook, and was just generally not being as productive as I should be in life. I wanted to get back to the voracious reader I was in my pre-kids years, and I thought starting a blog about the books I read would be motivational. People would actually notice if I dropped off the face of the earth to go be a bum again.

And it’s worked! I’m definitely reading more, and watching less TV.

Let’s not talk about how much I’m on Facebook, and let’s really not even mention Twitter.

Oh, and I’m thinking of getting a Tumblr. Shh, don’t tell anyone.

P.S. If you’re new (or if you’re not), make sure to go enter my Six Month Celebration Giveaway, where you can win one of my favorite reads since I started blogging! What are you waiting for? Skedaddle! 

17 thoughts on “Feature & Follow (October 5) – Purpose of Blogging?

  1. I love blogging now! It started for a contest but I have kept at it over the years! Love connecting with people who enjoy reading the same kind of books I do! No one in my real life world cares to read the same kinds of books.

    Here’s my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower 🙂

  2. I would sooo drink two Sonic drinks if I could.. the only thing that could top that would be two Starbucks drinks (and yes, I would shamelessly drink both!) And we both will not mention twitter… or in my case Pintrest.

    I find that I watch way less television than I used to as well, but in my case that just means I don’t have to fight with the little ones over watching the same SpongeBob episode. 😛

    Here’s my FF.
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  4. You’re too funny! Yes, we would notice if you dropped off to go be a bum again 🙂

    Although I didn’t start the blog to motivate me to watch less TV, it really has been hugely motivational for me! I do spend less time watching tv, and more time reading. And I love that!

    I also like that you said you wanted to be more productive. I felt like that too. I have a great job, but when I wasn’t working, I wasn’t doing much of anything. I neeeded something else to do productively. Something that would help me be more than my job. Does that make sense? I love my job, and I take a lot of pride in the fact that I am a kick-butt librarian. But I don’t only want to be a children’s librarian. And blogging let’s me feel like I am more than a librarian.

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  5. LOL, I know I started mine because frankly I got tired of the FB games and I feel like I accomplished something for me as well.

    I still play FB games but not as many and not all the time like before. Twitter is another matter 🙂

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