|Mirror, mirror on the wall -who has the best blog of all?|
I was contemplating this morning what makes it so that so many people want to blog including myself. I used to be of the firm belief that blogging was narcissistic behavior, especially those whose blogs are personal in nature. Now I am not so sure that this is the case. I'm sure that narcissism still plays a part in blogging, but besides that what makes us want to display our personal lives across the Internet?
I did some soul searching on this and the answer for me is that I want to make a difference! I want to let others know in a small part what makes me tick. I want my kids and my husband to be proud of me and I want to be able to pass along the small things in life that are important to me. Of course there is enough narcissism in me that I want my blog to be followed by many along with positive comments on what I choose to write about. Getting a new comment is like unwrapping an unexpected gift....the excitement and anticipation is there to see what others think. You get a happy glow when you get a positive comment and it validates you in some small way.
I am not perfect, nor do I claim to be, I am just like so many others struggling to get by and along the way trying to do what is right. I don't think of myself as a writer, as I know I do not have a gift for "flowey" words or putting prose to paper, but what I do think is that I am just like millions out there - we are all the same while we are uniquely different.
My blog celebrates a little of both, what makes me unique while being like everyone else.....