Why do we blog? The answers to this question vary greatly. If I were to ask 1,000 bloggers why they spend countless hours writing and networking for little to no money, I would receive 1,001 different answers.
Many write to express themselves. Some write to relieve the pain of an emotional scar. A few blog to make money. Some, like myself, write to help others. But when all is said and done, I think we all blog to connect with others!
We want to write something so that someone, somewhere in this crazy world reads and relates to our experience.
It is the essence of being human. And, as science tells us, human beings do not develop fully if isolated; we require interaction with other people.
I will admit that the newness of receiving a comment on my page has not worn off. Each time the bell tone on my iPhone rings notifying me of a comment or LIKE, I grin inside. Each time someone emails me and says thanks for writing that post or your link is broken in post XYZ, I grin.
If you have followed me for any length of time you have read posts in which I admit that I am an avid stat watcher. I track, log, measure, obsess over everything! Watching my stats is a part of blogging that I love. I love watching my views go up and I love watching my unique visits increase. The more details the better!
With all that said, what I enjoy the most about blogging are the conversations and making new blog friends. It is connecting that makes blogging so incredible.