Five Reasons Why I Blog
Thanks, Aimee, for tagging me. Here's my answer, which just shows what a trip to Florida will do to a Northeasterner's winter-weary brain...
I blog because...
1. it is significantly cheaper (and uses less fuel) than flying to a writer's conference to meet an editor for 15 minutes, so she can kindly reject my article entitled "Five Reasons Why I Blog."
2. I can do it from the comfort of my own home. Consequently, I don't have to get in an airplane to travel around the world in order to deliver my manifesto, "Five Reasons Why I Blog." This has particular advantages, such as... I do not have to subject myself to atmospheric radiation or be tempted to buy "food for purchase" on the flight (which consists of a single cinnamon-sugar cookie or a pack of M & M's or a blue cylinder half-filled with chips, for the price of $3.00, at dinner time).
3. blogging allows me to talk to people in my pajamas, with unbrushed teeth, while eating cinnamon-sugar cookies and successfully pretending that I have no idea where last Halloween's M & M's are hidden in the fridge.
4. I can publish fun and simple articles like "Five Reasons Why I Blog," which is a good break from writing things like a 50,000-word book (which I am still revising, thanks to my very committed editor who I adore, so that I now believe my book has—for all intents and purposes—been a 65,000 word book. But no one will be the wiser when they pick it up, hopefully sometime before the end of this year, and note that it is indeed a 50,000 word book.)
5. Blogging is safer and more socially acceptable than riding a tricycle down 5th Avenue, in my pajamas, with unbrushed teeth, holding a sign that says, "Writer for Hire! Cheap!" Though I must admit, the tricycle would provide more exercise than Blogger.
Photo by L.L. Barkat.