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Sunday, 30 July 2017

Why Are We All Here?

Oh, I don't mean 'here on this planet'.  That's for stronger minds than mine to contemplate.  I mean, what are we all doing here on blogger. 

I'm sure we all have our reasons, everything from loneliness to sharing our passions, to educating others to simple relief from boredom.  Each persons reason is equally valuable.  But.......do we all expect every post we write to attract comments?  I know I don't.  I know that not everything I write will interest another.  I also realize that sometimes people will read my post and not have the words required to make a pertinent comment.  Many a time I've been left speechless by a post...by the sheer beauty of it, or the pathos or the pain of it.  I just don't know what to say.  I may even shed tears for the writer but I just don't know what to say.  I expect I'm not alone in that.  I've never been quite THAT unique.

If the only reason you are on Blogger is to accumulate followers and garner huge amounts of comments then I think you may be in the wrong place.  You should be blogging for the sheer joy of writing, of sharing information, of spreading your own personal happiness.  Perhaps you are blogging to let off steam about life events.  Those forms of release should be enough to satisfy and keep you blogging.  
I appreciate every one of my followers.  We have a wonderful little community here...I might even say, a second family.  No, I do not expect you to love and comment on everything I post.  I'm here because I want to be here...for the expression it allows me....why are you here?

22 comments:

  1. I have no idea why a section of this post is all in caps.......in my preview screen it isn't that way....I don't know......I guess Blogger is just messing with me. What the heck. It's free.

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    1. All caps, I was afraid you were yelling there for a minute ;)

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  2. Well said, Delores! I, too, am here for the expression blogging allows me, but also for the interaction with others with whom I feel compatible - that is, people who have an interest in writing. And in the process I find I learn such a wide range of things, and it has even helped me be able to express myself better in real life. So many good outcomes that I couldn't have predicted when I first discovered blogland.

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    1. Instead of "that is" I should have said "and" !!! It's not just people who like writing with whom I feel compatible, it's many other things as well :)

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  3. .Nicely said Delores. People have their own reasons for writing a post. It may be because they want to express themselves and don't care about either way what comments they get or how many.. Everybody is entitled to do what they want. That is something i firmly agree with. We live in a free society. It's called a democracy. You can never win and sometimes it's best to quit rather than try to change things by yourself.

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  4. Well, now Blogger isn'td letting me leave a reply to comments...ain't that just peachy though? In response to the comment above from Treey....the one thing Blogger does is give everyone a voice. Whether we choose to use it or not is up to each individual. You never know who you may be touching with your words. Something to think about I guess.

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  5. I just like to write and meet new people. I don't always comment, but I do like to let someone know I stop by from time to time.

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  6. I think my motivation changes from post to post and week to week. In fact, I'd like to vary up what I write and why I write it MORE so that people never know what they're going to get and so I can vent different things.

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  7. I am so grateful to the blogosphere. When I discovered it I felt I had come home. I have wept for and with other bloggers, and laughed too.
    And I have learned from so many.

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  8. We started the low carb diabetic blog to further the news about living the lower carb, higher healthy fats lifestyle - which helps keep blood sugars lower, important if you have diabetes or pre-diabetes.
    That is still our motivation but over the years the blog has widened it's interests ...

    I have met some great people through blogland, and learned many things from fellow bloggers.

    We may visit blogs and sometimes leave a comment, sometimes not. There are times when life gets too busy and our priorities must be focused elsewhere. When this happens we may not have time to visit the many blogs we like.

    I wouldn't write, post, comment if I didn't enjoy it.
    The blogging community can be a great place - it has been (and still is) for me.

    Here's to another great week.
    Enjoy the last day of July and forward onto August.

    Delores, my good wishes to you, your family and all fellow friends and bloggers.

    All the best Jan

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  9. I enjoy writing stories and reading the opinions of like minded people, I am so impressed that I have people comment on my stuff, and I appreciate each and every person who stops by and leaves a comment.

    I'm not expecting a huge following because I am not offering anything other than stories about my family and my opinions on things that possibility only matter to me. I offer my friendship and appreciate the friends I have made here, numbers I don't chase because that is not what this is all about.

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  10. I write because I have stories to tell. I write because I have found like-minded people who I have come to think of as friends. I write because I want to read about other people's thoughts. I write because I am happy in this media. I write because I have found a place to share ideas and opinions. I don't write for statistics because I don't care.

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  11. I began originally because bloggers thought my comments were worthy of their own blog.
    I stayed because I appreciate all the friends I've made here.

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  12. Why am I here on Earth? It can be a passing thought or a question that launches a full-on existential exploration. Having a sense of meaning and purpose in life ...
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    1. Like I said, defiitely a topic for stronger minds than mine lol....

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    2. This is a sham commenter(s), Delores (if you didn't already guess). They've been popping up on quite a few of the blogs we have in common, including my own. They copy/paste part of the post or a real comment already made on a post, and submit it as their own. I've been deleting them!

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    3. I wondered about it.........I guess it's harmless but probably I should be deleteing them.

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    4. I had them comment on three different posts within a minute of each other on my blog, nothing they said pertained to the posts. I sent them to spam.

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  13. I've been pondering what my answer to your question would be and to simple state it would be, "I'm blogging because I like people but don't like crowds" (claustrophobia). More fully - I like learning and sharing that knowledge with others. I like the global connection of blogging. As a young girl I wrote to pen pals in the service during the Vietnam War. Later as a visiting Nurse (hence seeing one patient at a time, no crowded hospital) I made connections with many people in two states. Now, during retirement, it's blogging (world-wide connections). I've learned many things from fellow bloggers and hopefully shared some good things I know along the way. It's always great to connect with like-minded individuals and I've rarely met a blogger who is a naysayer or just out to cause drama. The bloggers I've met are intelligent, kindhearted people, sharing their passions, hopes and dreams with those who find joy in the diversity and yet cohesiveness of the human race.

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  14. I have so enjoyed visiting you and am now a follower. found you through Terra's blog. I thought I didn't like poetry but am surprised to find I do when it's fresh, spontaneous, from real people having fun.. and I like your jokes too, I actually giggled for the first time in a long time (duck with the bill joke). This post has made me realise I blog for the wrong reasons, so much so I am going to do a post about it - that's writing inspiration! thanks for that. Betty :)

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    1. wrong reasons, to please others, be interesting.
      right reasons - creative outlet, connect with interesting people, be inspired!

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    2. I've been visited by a Wood Fairy. I hope you drop in again.

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