I've been thinking lately about why I blog. It seems like my blog has become a place for me to share things that I think are neat with the world (or the 5 people that read my blog). I haven't posted any deep thoughts for a while (it could be because all of my deep thoughts have been given over to school).
I hesitated when it came time to post about the Sonics (they tied their series with San Antonio, by the way) because I know that not too many people care. I posted because I care and it's my blog. But then I get to feeling some pressure to post things that other people will find interesting. So is my blog a personal journal or entertainment for the "masses"?
I've just started reading Ray Oldenburg's The Great Good Place (the book that discusses the idea of the "third place"). In the preface he talks about some of the benefits of "third places" such as a place to share your ideas in a forum where not everyone will agree and a place that people keep frequenting because it is fun (I will comment more on the book later). In a way the blog-world and online forums fullfill the same communal functions as Oldenburg's "third place."
I'm still not sure what the point is, but I'm getting a better idea all the time. Right now I blog for the chance to share my thoughts with a wider audience and a forum in which to share thoughts that might not come out as frequently elsewhere. I blog for the community that I can share with my friends (both new and old).
So why do you blog? What's the point?