Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Why Do I Blog?

As I mentioned in my last post, I've started the Girl Geek Winnipeg Blog Challenge 2011. Today is day one. I sent off my post, and I was so happy that I'd completed the 1st challenge that I failed to notice that I'd forgotten a big part of it! Oops!

The challenge was this: 1) Invite at least 3 people. Done. I posted the link on my Facebook and Twitter pages, and talked it up to a bunch of friends. Two are now participating! 2) Read the blogs of the other participants. Done. I really enjoy learning about other people, so that was easy. 3) Leave a comment on the other blogs. Done. I really enjoy talking. 4)Write a short post stating the reason you blog. This is the part I forgot. I'm easily distracted. On to the next topic for me!

Why do I blog? Interesting question. I could give you several answers, but I'm not really sure which one is the biggest reason.  I enjoy talking, for one, and I'm a big fan of conversation. I also have a lot of things that run through my mind, and I need to be able to get it out from time to time. Brain cleaning, I guess you could say. Keeps me sane (ish). 

Another reason is that while I appear to some as rather gregarious, in reality, I tend to be shy and awkward. Blogging is a way for me to reach out to people, and get to know others in new and interesting ways. I've been dealing with some health challenges, so I've been home an awful lot, and this is my way of connecting and "getting out there."

There. Challenge done... and it feels awesome.



  1. You know, I'm very similar to you Tara. In real life I'm not much of a socializer. I hate parties and socials and I'd much rather be indoors on my computer. So I'm very social online. :)

  2. It feels good to know I'm not alone in that.

  3. Hi, Tara!

    I look forward to keeping tabs on your blog and working through this blog challenge with the group.


  4. i am quiet and shy sometimes too. unless i get around people i've known for a long time, but even then ... and i find it easier to be open and honest in a blog, where you can pour everything out, and no one interrupts you.

    can't wait to

  5. Thanks. It's nice not the be interrupted. Don't get that a lot with a little one around!