Why do Bloggers Blog?
Is there some underlying thread of motivation that we all share?
This is the introduction for a 6 part series on how to blog in a way that brings lasting change.
Each blogger writes for their own unique set of reasons and motivations. Some do so as a hobby, others to express their creativity, many to share their views, some as a therapeutic way of getting things off their chest and a few as a means of income. The combinations of reasons for blogging will be as many as their are bloggers. In my opinion this is good – as humans we are each unique and blogging should and does reflect this.
One of the underlying motivations of many (if not most) bloggers have is that they want to bring about change.
Perhaps a slightly different way of putting it is to say that we seek to have ‘influence’ through blogging. As I reflect upon this I suspect that it is a common thread of motivation that runs through most blogging genres. Lets consider a few: