Before I go any further I need to admit something - I used to make fun of people who blog. I apologize if this explanation offends any of my fellow bloggers ;).
I just didn't get the point of blogging. My thought was, why do people think anyone cares about what they have to say? Talk about being full of it! I mean, it's one thing if you're sharing new data, known facts, you know, useful information.....it's another if you're just spouting out randomness.
I was really influenced to start my own blog after hearing so many people say how it helped draw others to their websites/businesses. Yes, I know, what a sincere reason right? But hey, all of you (actually, most likely just a singular "you".....hi Mom) out there judging me right now sit and think about the random things you've ever done to try and make money. And you know what, it's HARD to get noticed on Etsy (whine)!
Anyway, as I hesitantly thought and thought about whether or not I wanted to start a blog, and whether I even had time to keep up with one, I realized something - I've actually found lots of useful information on blogs. Every time my laptop messes up, I don't find an answer to the problem on the Apple website do I? Nope! I find it on BLOGS. Or when I have a question about what all those letters mean on my camera, or reviews for things I want to buy, see, or eat, or how to get my 8 month old to eat more, sleep more, or learn more......BLOGS! Really, blogs are like Wikipedia, the people who give out information may not have degrees or titles, but that doesn't mean it's unreliable....you just have to use your judgement.
After I came to terms with the fact that blogs weren't just for narcissistic people bestowing their genius on the world, I realized something else - who cares if anyone reads my blog! I can blog for myself and sift back through my memories whenever I like, and if someone else finds them interesting, great, if not, that's great too.