The Why I Blog meme is spreading through the blogosphere, and I’m now part of the fun. Many thanks to Gleb Reys from Personal Development Ideas for tagging me. Gleb tagged me in his post Why I Blog which is the result of being tagged by Edward Mills from Evolving Times.
Asking “why” is among my favorite methods of personal reflection. Often we are so used to do something until we forget why we do that in the first place! Have you ever had such experience? I have, and that’s why I think it is important to take a break and ask why we do something.
Now, it’s the time for me to reflect why I blog. And here they are:
- It helps me fulfill my life purpose
This is the primary reason I blog. Above everything else, I blog because I believe it helps me fulfill my life purpose. I have never shared it with you, but my life purpose is “helping as many people as possible to live the fullest of life”. That’s where my heart is.
Of course, it doesn’t mean that I have lived my life to the fullest. Instead, I see it more like a journey where I can walk and grow together with others (that is you, dear reader) to the fullest of life.
Blog is not the only way to fulfill that purpose, but I think it is one of the best ways for me. I like writing and I like computing, so blogging is a logical next step for me. Though I’m still learning to be a good blogger who can give values to others, I really enjoy the process.
Several weeks back I wrote 5 Reasons Why Doing What You Love Can Optimize Your Life. I can attest to you that I really do what I love with blogging .
- It helps me grow
Personal growth is among the biggest benefit I get from blogging. My personal growth is very different before and after I blog. Why? Because blogging forces me to always explore new things and develop new ideas. Before I blog, I never really thought about developing myself. Many ideas just disappeared, but now the situation is different.
- It helps me meet interesting people
It is another big benefit I get from blogging. Through blogging I get to know many interesting people, either they are readers or anothers bloggers. I like meeting them because I can learn a lot from them. It’s amazing to see how much we can learn from other people. Most importantly, I love to build relationships with them.
- It helps me get financial freedom
Last but not least, I hope blogging can help me achieve financial freedom. My goal here is not to be rich, but to be able to spend my whole time doing what I love (see reason #1) without ever worrying about money.
That’s it. I’m glad to be able to share them with you. Now I’d like to asks these great people to share with us why they blog:
- Craig Harper from CraigHarper.com.au
- Alvin Soon from Life Coaches Blog
- Sham from Enhance Life
- Curt Rosengren from The Occupational Adventure
- Ashish Mohta from TechSpot
Blogging is another life.You live to it else u fail.You learn like u learn from your life.Its alive
It was nice reading what it ment for you.
Excellent answers, thanks!
This meme is a great example of why I blog. It has led me to some great new blogs, including yours. Thanks for playing along. I’ve got you in my reader now and look forward to reading more!
Thanks for stopping by, Ed. It’s great for me to find your blog. Definitely I can learn a lot from it.
Thanks for tagging me! Believe it or not, I’ve already wrote my reply back in August of ’06.
Hi Alvin. Oh, sorry, I didn’t notice. Thanks for letting me know. 🙂
I agree with you. I understand totally where you are coming from and feel the same way.
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