Monday, December 11, 2006

Why I blog

One of my critique partners asked me why I blog. I told her it helped me marshall my thoughts. She understood the idea of journaling to brainstorm but followed with the question, "Why make it public?"

I've been thinking about that for a month. There's no doubt a blog is a good time sink. Once committed to a blog, it's important to update it on a regular basis. It's great practice for meeting a deadline. If you take too long to post, people will yell at you about it.

A blog is also a great forum to try out an idea and get feedback. It's also an excellent way to build readership. If the goal is to be published, or stay published, than a blog can be a useful tool.

Plus, I like the attention.

According to the flower lore - "You stand up for what you believe in, even if it gets in the way of what other people think. You are proud of yourself and your accomplishments and you enjoy letting people know that."

I am a

What Flower
Are You?


  1. I think I'm a Forget-Me-Not. Let's just say I've had issues in the past with people literally forgetting about me. The Forget Me Not is a hardy little plant, makes good ground cover, kinda cute, and occassionally mistaken for a weed.

    I kinda like that.

    I blog for similar reasons. I'm probably going to remove the vents soon (really, who wants to listen to someone complaining all the time?) and work on my WIP more.

  2. Apparently I'm a sunflower, but even though I answered every question honestly, it still said ...

    "There is not a day that goes by that you can't find something good about the world and your fellow human."

    I hate to admit it, but I think I'm just the opposite.

  3. Whoah, MCB, that totally describes you. You might think you're a pessimist, and are entertaining as he** in that misperception but there isn't a day that goes by that you don't say something nice about one of the CBs. So you might want to rethink that Sunflower. Because it sounds just like you. Sorry. : )

  4. I am a snapdragon which is not as bad as it sounds. I hope I am like what it says.

    "Mischief is your middle name, but your first is friend. You are quite the prankster that loves to make other people laugh."

    I blog because blogger said I had to in the beginning and now I get he** if I don't. I just posted a new one today. Finally...I know.

    Just got the greatest verfication on BCB's blog and I hope what I wrote makes people laugh.

  5. Anonymous2:26 PM

    Hey Scope, I'm a Snapdragon also!!