My 100th blog post: Why I do it.Posted: June 22, 2012
I’ve never been a fan of the word “blog”. It just sounds too technical. It lacks heart. The shortened version of “web log” just doesn’t sound personal. A web log sounds like something doctors, lawyers and IT people use to record technical data. To me, this blog is more than a web log. It’s a piece of me.
This is my 100th post. I started it almost a year ago. And I can’t tell you what motivated me to do it. I’ve always enjoyed writing and over the years I have amassed a few notebooks full of stories and ramblings, nothing completely finished. I keep those notebooks in a box in the closet. It’s something personal to me. Something that I’ve never felt comfortable sharing… until now.
Why do I do it? Good question. The best answer is this. I have something to say. There is no ulterior motive. I have nothing to sell you. I’m not trying to make a buck, yet. I’m not trying to aggressively build a platform. It comes down to the simple joy of writing.
Writing feels good to me. It’s fulfilling. When I finish a post, I get that same feeling I get when I finish a run. It’s almost as if writing releases endorphins. No longer do I just get a runner’s high. I get a writers high.
So what you read here is from the heart. I try to tell you a story and let you see the world through my eyes, as twisted and quirky as it may be. It’s more than a log. It’s a piece of me.
Thank you to all that follow me and share. I’ve enjoyed the journey so far and look forward to the future. Here’s to 100 more!