We've all heard people talking about the death of blogging, maybe we've even noticed fewer and fewer comments on our posts. If we're only using blogging as a networking tool I could see how this would be troublesome and how someone might abandon blogging for other venues.
Michelle Davidson Argyle over at The Innocent Flower has a post on what blogging is to her. She says that for her blogging is more like a logbook or diary. Somewhere she can update on progress and talk things through, even if it's just with herself. I can see her point. Blogging isn't just about networking, it's about being able to think things through and detail things I've learned so I can always find them again.
But for me blogging is also about friendships. And no I'm not talking about people I can use for guestposts and count on to buy my book, I mean really finding people who are like me. People who understand when I freak out about the plot, or description. Someone who understands the difficulties of writing, but also understands the joy, and the adrenaline of starting a new WIP. Finding out I'm not the only one is amazing. Coming out of the closet and knowing I don't have to hide anymore because there are others like me is one reason I love blogging.
Why do you blog?