Day 25: Why do you blog?
I blog for a lot of different reasons. When I first started LJ, blogging was my primary means of connecting to others. This was when I was in my pre-teens, and at that time, I really struggled to relate to others and connect with my peers. I had a few close friends, but cementing new relationships was practically impossible, so like most kids my age in the early 2000's, I turned to the good 'ole interwebz.
After a time, I had several different LJs. One for my everyday posts, one for writing, and a "darker" journal. My primary journal continued to function as a means of socializing. My writing journal allowed me to finally make some of my own writing public, while being able to control the audience, and without feeling like I was spamming the flist on my primary account. The "darker" journal, which a few of you have
Currently, blogging still functions in most of the same ways for me as it always has. Word vomit, connecting, sharing my writing, and really just writing in general. If it wasn't for LJ and blogging, I don't think I'd be journaling my life very adequately - or writing as much at all, to be frank.
I plan to continue doing 30 day blogging challenges on & off, as well as working on themed posts again. So I suppose, right now, I primary blog because it helps me keep writing. I actually write a fair amount of content that never get's posted, but even if it doesn't reach an audience, at least I'm still writing it. If I'm not writing, I'm ignoring my primary creative outlet. I need the catharsis, if nothing else.