What’s the Point of Blogging?

It’s been 5 years since I signed up for WordPress and for a long time, my blog remained vacant and without interaction. And then about three years ago, I got a job and with it, a flash of inspiration to blog more. Since then, I’ve been trying to keep up with life as it flashes by without me even realising it.

I love writing, and I love blogging about anything that strikes me. However, for a while now, I’ve been wondering: what’s the point of blogging?

My job revolves around writing. Copywriter, content writer, and all things words — that’s how I’d describe my work life.

I’ve gotten so deep into work that it’s morphed into my life. I’ve tried to keep my blog away from work, and I think I’ve succeeded. But after writing for and thinking about writing for 10 hours, coming home to do the same thing is a tad bit tiring. It doesn’t bore me, though; far from it. It just drains me. I seldom know what (else) to write, so I write what I like, like haiku, for instance.

It’s fun to play with words, decrypting tones and perspectives. It’s a challenge to tell an entire story in 17 syllables. A challenge I enjoy taking every single time.

That’s how I discovered the point of my blog: to enjoy myself. I didn’t realise it for a long time because, unlike most people, I had fallen in love with my job. My blog isn’t a coping mechanism; I don’t need it to vent my frustrations at work or complain about my boss.

I enjoy my job as much as I enjoy my blog. Happiness all around.

So is there any other reason to blog?

There is.

Just the act of blogging expands beyond self. It spreads my joy, transforming from simple joy into learning. A blog should thrill, give people a reason to come back for more. Just stringing clever wordplay doesn’t do much for anyone. Well, it does to some extent, but discussions, strong opinions, and experiences do more.

So that’s the point of blogging. Giving people a reason to spark conversations. That and a few haikus for myself. I can’t give up on that.


Well, that’s me. What do you think is the point of your blogging?

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8 thoughts on “What’s the Point of Blogging?

  1. Hi @snarmadhaa!First to let you know that I enjoy reading your posts sooo much.And the haiku’s you weave are beautiful and an enjoyable read always.Your ability to string together words to tell a story coupled up with subtle sarcasm in your stories is what I always enjoy and have utmost respect for.Keep on being here and marveling all of us always!
    Coming to your question,I am quite young in this awesome community but the amount of time I have spent here is packed with reading and learning along so much.I enjoy blogging and the thrill of telling stories and even sharing a part of myself with the community.It makes me happy,content and yearning to learn more and more.

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    • Ah, my vibrant cheerleader, welcome to the blogosphere! It can seem a little lonely at first, but we all have so much to learn from so many people. Keep discovering new blogs. You’ll be surprised at just how much reading various perspectives moulds your thinking and writing.

      Thanks again for being a wonderful reader. 🙂

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  2. The point of blogging for me is just to enjoy writing. Then all the great fringe benefits like learning about a bigger world than my own and making friends just sort of happened. The joy of blogging is whatever each one of us makes it for ourselves.

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    • I didn’t even expect people to respond to this blog but got three comments instantly. I guess once you’ve been around for a while, making friends isn’t so hard as it seems at first.

      You’ve put it well, Phil. And yes, your posts reveal how much you enjoy your writing. I’ve spent many evenings in the office laughing at your humour. Keep enjoying writing, Phil. I enjoy reading it.

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    • Well, I hear you, pal. I cringe to call myself a writer because I often feel I’m not good enough. But “writer” or not, blogging helps all of us clear our thoughts.

      Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog. I appreciate it. Cheers! 🙂

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