Why Am I Blogging?

I have decided that I need to hold myself accountable to weekly blogging. For what purpose am I writing this weekly blurb? I do not have a dedicated audience. There aren’t a lot of readers clamoring for more of my ramblings. I am not writing researched essays about specific topics to help educate or inform. It is not philosophical. My writing is all stuff about me and what I am doing. It’s completely self indulgent. Who cares?

I guess it doesn’t matter if anybody reads my posts. No offense. If you are reading this, you are very special to me and I am glad you are taking the time to read my work. However, I didn’t write it for you. I wrote this for the purpose of improving my writing. Writing a good sentence is an important skill that impacts everything else I do.

The best way to practice writing is to write more. I know that I could practice writing without blogging at all. I do a lot of writing that never gets posted. But, I need to post at a regular frequency in order to gauge if I am getting better.

If I decided to do pushups everyday, I would have to write down and keep track of my daily progress. Without writing it down, I would come to the end of the day and not remember if I had done my pushups. A better man than myself, in this situation, would simply do the pushups again. I can’t be trusted. If I didn’t remember, I would assume I must have already done the pushups and call it a day. Also, writing it down is the only way to know if you are doing more or less pushups over time. You have to keep track of a thing, if you want to measure or even be aware of improvements. Blogging for me is like writing down my pushups. I know this isn’t must read material but I am doing my reps.

I will try to find a clearer voice for my work as I move forward. I will try to find a topic or a style that makes it worth your time to read, or makes it more obvious when it isn’t worth your time. The worst kind of art is when you can’t tell if something is for you. I love it when the intended audience is obvious. There is a relatively popular book, about a dystopian future, that was recently made into a series on a popular streaming network. I will leave the title anonymous to protect the guilty, but you might be able to guess. I tried to read it. I really wanted to like it, but I didn’t. This does not mean that it is not a good book. Lots of people love it, it is just not my cup of tea. The best thing about the book was that I did not have to read very much until I found out that the book was not for me.

If you can’t tell wether or not this blog is for you, I am sorry. I will try to do better. For now, it is mostly just for me. I need to learn how to write better sentences. If more people worked on writing sentences that were clearer and more to the point, we would have a lot less conflict in the world. Please practice writing. I will read it, even if it is not for me.