Have you ever wondered why so many people blog? I ponder the world of blogging daily as I answer emails and comments and the online world intrigues me. Why do we participate in this activity. What is it about publishing posts and interacting with others virtually that is so appealing?
As I sat this morning staring at the ocean and drinking my coffee I can’t help but wonder if it is some combination of safety, release and escape.
By safety I am referencing how difficult it is these days to truly know you can trust people in the real world. I could be wrong, but in this age it is becoming increasingly more difficult to know if people can be trusted.
By release I mean having the freedom to purge the soul with complete freedom; free of the chains of reservation.
And, lastly, by escape I am referring to getting away from the “real” world and entering the virtual world of blogging. The blogosphere seems to be much more accepting of different, flawed, wounded, injured, etc. than the offline world.
Personally, I like having the freedom to purge my brain and controlling exactly what I say exactly how I want to say it. I don’t get this freedom in the real world where I constantly think before I speak, hesitate and hedge my thoughts.
For me blogging is freedom to vent and purge.