Why do you blog?

I started my blog on December 31st 2010. It happened accidentally, I was reading my e-mails and I happened onto a link that took me to a WordPress blog called blackwaterdog. It was a political blog that immediately drew me in and I started following it. It was through that one moment that I became aware and interested in WordPress and I started my own blog.

The next day when I went on WordPress, I discovered postaday2011, a daily prompt to help those who needed a push to write everyday and that was all that I needed, I answered each and every prompt for the entire year and the year after.

I then found another source of inspiration, Plinky.com which is a sister site of WordPress, and when the daily post from WordPress ended in 2012, Plinky came to my rescue. It however pushed me to find my own driving force to initiate my own reasons to write. I don't have a message and I don't really have a reason to blog, I simply find something to do and say that keeps me writing everyday.

I started a political blog last year and similarly, everyday I read through the Huffington Post and comment on various articles that are then cross-posted onto my political blog Aprogressive'sthoughts and that feeds my sense of getting heard and putting my thoughts out into the public for whomever is interested to read and think on.

I have found great value in writing everyday; it gives me solace, purpose and it centers me. This is something that I never thought to do simply because I had always believed that I wouldn't be good at it. I still don't know if I am good at it, I just write because it makes me feel good.

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