To me blogging is the passionate expression of a persons thoughts, ideas and creativity to list a few. A bloggers main objective is to entertain and stimulate other individuals minds through the process of writing. Blogging provides an outlet for a somewhat shy person like me to share my thoughts and become a member of a rapidly growing community of others who share that same passion, that desire, to inspire the minds and possibly brighten the days of thousands of people around the world. A blogger holds his or her fate between their fingers and the keyboard and yet everyday they continue to risk everything they’ve gained to satisfy their readers one article at a time. So that to me is what a true blogger is, a passionate selfless individual with a divine need to create something great for other people and all I can say is keep doing what your doing!
Kamigoroshi – Footsteps in the Mirror explains blogging as:
Blogging is a reflection in the mirror of what we want to show to the world. For the most part, blogging is about us. It is the mirror image of who we are and what we are. If you run a business with a product, your blog about it should be the reflection of your product and not yourself. Because of this, it’s easy for a lot of us to go wrong when we mix doing business with being personal. Sometimes we forget about mirroring the image of our product and end up mirroring the image of our selves.
Blogging is a state of self. For people like me who keep our blogs for personal use, it is the moment in time when we thought the things we wrote down…Blogging is a marker for improvement. Every post is a frozen moment in time. While the past lies in the past and we should move on from it. It’s marker to tell yourself how far you’ve gone from where you last posted. Where are you now from a year ago? Have you learnt anything from the moments that passed before? Have you grown older with your readers or have you grown up with them?
…I could go on and on about what blogging is all about, but the road that leads from it is something we learn everyday. Blogging can be a part of life, but by no means is life a part of blogging. It is the reflection of who we are in the worded mirror. It is a fragment of perspectives that define our individuality, uniqueness and paradoxically our similarities. At the end of it, blogging is about you.
What comes from it on the other hand is a road only you can choose.
Trying hard to really define blogging, Darren Rowse wrote Blogging is Like… which lists over 40 blog posts with their definition of blogging.
I’ve been doing this blogging thing since before it had a name. To me, it was a way to stay in touch, communicate, and provide helpful information. To others, it’s a way of getting published without the rejection letters and other stones. Get a blog, be an instant publisher.
What is it like? A diary, never-ending press release, your personal op-ed page, a classroom, a forum…there are so many definitions to what a blog is like and what is it that defines a blog.
For me, a blog is a communications tool. What you do with it from there is up to you.
Why is it that we’ve been doing this blogging thing for a while and people still have so many problems defining what we are doing?