Why Do We Blog?

September 27, 2009 at 4:55 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 13 Comments
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 Why DO we?  To teach, learn, share, meet new people?  An unexplainable urge to communicate with the world at large?  I recently read one guy’s blog who said “It’s much cheaper than sitting in a bar complaining about politicians, and less people are drunk”.  Another blogger said “because no one will listen to me at home”.   Another writes “to create my parallel in the Universe”  HUH?  insert eerie music here.

Please read on, and when you’re finished I’d love to hear back from you:  Why do you blog? 

I’m still learning why I blog.  At first it was because my Facebook posts were all about food, what I was cooking, a “here kitty kitty” to my friends.  So blogging was a natural next step.  The most pleasant surprise  to me has been meeting the blogging community, lots of  fun connections out there. 

chili

I started my blog in June of this year, so feedback and comments are so much fun and important to me right now.   A couple of weeks ago, Broncos were playing Cincinnati, so I got a wild hair and decided to make Cincinnati Chili.  I blogged it.  A few days later I received this picture from Karen in Wichita.  I got the biggest dog gone grin on my face when I saw this.  LOVED LOVED LOVED it.  It just doesn’t get any better.  Karen lives in Wichita, Kansas.  I noticed her blog because I grew up in Hutchinson, about 40 miles away.  Great blog.  Great pictures, her style of writing is technically great and filled with humor.  Please visit www.eclecticcook.com

And then yesterday Year on the Grill up and features me on his blog.  Take a look by clicking here.  I was speechless…flaberghasted… It was so exciting to read about his perspective on my blog.  I’m really enjoying reading Year On The Grill.  He’s getting ready to travel to my favorite culinary city, New Orleans.  Can’t wait to read his posts when he returns.

I’ve gone from a snooty “I don’t have time to read blogs”  to  “Hello, my name is Lea Ann, and I’m a blogaholic” .  I nagged my good friend in Montana until she started a blog, take a look at Vickie’s “Part Three” by clicking here.  My next nagging project is my friend Dan.  Dan, if you’re reading this, doesn’t it make you feel guilty as hell that your name is highlighted like it actually links to something…but it leads to nowhere land?   That’s right readership, Dan has no link.   =:-0   nag….nag….nag….

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  1. Snaps on being featured! I checked out your links and will be subscribing to some new blogs today . . .
    And thanks for the link to my humble blog as well. If pressed, I’d say that I blog because it involves things I love: computers, photography and journalizing. I’m not especially good at it yet, but I’m learning and it’s fun. I always wanted to publish something and just like that, I did it. Now I can cross that off the bucket list. 🙂

  2. Love it. Blogging is a fun way to connect and take a peek into everyone’s lives. And everyone is so nice, it’s awesome.

    • Absolutely Cathy, couldn’t agree more.

  3. I started blogging to communicate with my son in K.C.,MO..He ditched it, and I stuck with it, created an on line version of a diary of sorts, that gets edited, and photos added.. I met some great people, as you have been to my blog and hopefully visited some of them. It’s generally civilized, humorous, and you can learn a thing or two from a lot of people! It suits me. I don’t like Facebook, or Twitter, as they seem shallow and boring, compared to the fleshed-out posts on a blog…

    • Thank you BD. I have been to your blog and have visited folks. I’ve even sent a couple of friends to your blog. This is what it’s all about! 🙂

      Lea Ann

  4. Good question, why do we blog. We want to share our success and failures in the kitchen. It’s a way to keep in touch with family and friends. Congrats on being featured on David’s blog!

    You have a wonderful blog…I’m glad you started blogging!

  5. Blog, schmog. Just kidding.

    The wombag lives, and the Wine Of The Moment blog is in our future…

    • Well…ok…I’ll subside from nagging…for now

  6. I’m so glad the world stopped for a few minutes so that I could get here to read this 🙂 I started my blog for my daughters, and for my love of photography and the challenge of food photography. But I quickly learned that one of the neatest things about blogging, and reading blogs, is the *people* behind the words. People like you, Lea Ann 😀

    Oh and Dan? DAN! DA-AN! Lea Ann says you need a blog, Dan. You should listen to her. She is a smart lady.

    PS, when I showed my oldest (the one holding the sign) her picture on your blog, she squealed and ran from the room. It was hilarious, and I thank you for providing me with the opportunity to laugh at my daughter’s expense! 😉

    • Thanks for your reply Karen. I agree with you about the people behind blogs. I’m having so much fun writing AND more fun reading.

      I’m glad she liked seeing her picture on my blog…..I’m assuming squealing means “liking” 🙂

  7. I love your blog, Lea Ann! Congratulations on being featured on Dave’s blog, too! He’s a cool guy. You grew up in Hutch, huh? I live in Manhattan…such a small world. he he he Blogging is such a great way to meet such nice people 🙂

    • Manhatten is such a pretty part of the state. Been there many times, but college wasn’t one of them. 🙂

  8. […] Blogger Lea Ann says:’I’ve gone from a snooty ”I don’t have time to read blogs”  to  “Hello, my name is Lea Ann, and I’m a blogaholic”’’she loves recving reply and feedback on her posts. She abolutely looks forward to them. and to interacting with the blogging community. She has made many friends through the blog. She says it’s teh next step after facebook. Her Blog […]


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