Evaluation is a part of the process of growth as well as abandonment. It's a good idea to step back now and then to figure out why you're doing something and if the way you're currently doing it is still relevant. Today I consider why I still blog.
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For now I just need to take a big breath and take it easy. Do some chores around the house or watch TV. Maybe even start reading a new book. Anything but blogging. Maybe read some of your blog posts, but not post any of my own.
Oh yeah, big deal--I'll be back on Monday, or at least on Wednesday when I post for Battle of the Bands with maybe a word in for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. And since Monday the 30th will be my birthday, maybe I just take the day off from blogging.
Why do I still blog? Because I can and because I can just do what I want. There's not really any screwing up on my blog. No one's going to fire me, though I guess in theory Blogger could shut down my blog or something, but I don't guess I ever do anything that would warrant that.
One thing that I can see as I evaluate things is that the ways I approached blogging when I first started nearly eight years ago, as well as the motivations I've had over those years, have changed to a great extent. How I blog will probably continue to change and same with what I blog. Some things will stay the same sometimes and change at other times.
But seriously, why do I still blog?
Do you ever reevaluate your blogging? Right now in your blogging life do you see blogging as a habit, a duty, a means of expression, a pleasant past time or what? What has been inspiring you of late?