Today’s Daily Prompt from WordPress got me thinking enough to join in:
“If you had to choose between being able to write a blog (but not read others’) and being able to read others’ blogs (but not write your own), which would you pick? Why?”
My immediate gut reaction was to write my own blog and some hours later now I am writing my post it hasn’t changed.
Why? Well it’s not because I think my blog is the best, read by loads of people, contributes essential and important information to the gardening blogosphere or anything like that because these are not things I think about my blog.
It’s because my blog is a true blog. ‘Blog’ according to the great god Wikipedia is a portmanteau of the term web log – so a log on the world-wide web. To me a log is a like a diary; think of Capt Kirk and his ship’s log. So my blog is my kinda diary, my log. It mainly records what is happening in the garden and things that interest me. I use it as an excuse to write and it has helped me to sort out how I feel about things; a good example is working through grief at losing my sister a couple of years ago.
I love that people read it and comment and it is even better that sometimes people have found it helpful but this is a bonus not a reason for me to blog.
As for reading other blogs? I enjoy doing this but if they disappeared or if someone said I couldn’t read them any more this would not have to same impact on me as if someone said I couldn’t blog any more.