I originally started a personal blog back in 2004 because it seemed like an easier way to keep a diary/journal than jotting things down by hand. Six and a half years later I still have my personal blog, but it’s mainly that – personal.
While I wouldn’t be bothered if random people read it, I’ve not really bothered trying to get a reader base or anything – it’s more there to be an outlet for myself and to keep my friends and family (spread wide over countries) up to date if they wish to.
Originally I wrote a lot about my internal process when I was writing my novels, but nowadays it’s mainly small updates (and very infrequent!) about what’s going on in my life. I’ve set myself a challenge though, to write something every day for a full year – which means currently there’s a lot of entries with one or two sentences – but hey, at least there’s something!
This WoW blog I started nearly a year ago mainly as a fun little side project to keep myself writing (since I miss not writing my novels/stories) and to entertain my guildies.
Since then it’s become my WoW outlet and I’m as excited every single time someone posts me a comment or link to something I’ve written. (Really. Imagine a child jumping up and down gleefully while clapping their hands.)
So I guess I started to blog because I enjoy writing, and after getting into the whole WoW blogging thing I absolutely love the community that’s out there. I never knew about it (having kept to myself on my personal blog for so long) and I’m glad I’ve finally taken the step to join.
What about you guys? Do you keep a blog, personal or otherwise and what made you do so?