Why Do I Blog?

Jessica Gottlieb wants to know why I blog. And so I’m telling her (and you).

I always wanted to be a writer, and blogging is the ultimate wanna-be writer high: instant publication. So that’s a plus.

I got connected with a great bunch of women when they launched LA Moms Blog and that was a wonderful experience. I went to BlogHer ’08 and met a ton of amazing women (and some men, too) (and I continue to all the time), which makes blogging the ultimate social-butterfly high: lots of people to interact with, anytime of the day or night.

Motherhood – and let’s face it, Life – can be an isolating experience. Finding a community of people is gold.

The fact that they happen to be a community that embraces tech and talking, well, that makes it like gold with a cherry on top.

There’s also some money in this blogging biz, and of course, that’s not a bad thing. I spend a lot of my time doing this, I treat it like a business and I intend to make money doing it. I run ads on my blogs and I have a deal running deals as well. And I won’t lie and say the freebies are terrible, because they’re not; freebies are just fine. At least most of them are.

But there was a little dust-up last week in the mom blogging community, about what the purchase price of a mom blogger is these days, which you can read about here on the Harbrooke Group’s site.

It really got me thinking about why I blog.

So I want to be clear about this: it was not so I could sell fast food.

2 thoughts on “Why Do I Blog?

  1. October 8, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Call me a cynic, but I don’t believe that many people take time to think about why they do it.

  2. Sarah Auerswald
    October 8, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Well, don’t you think we all should? I think a living a conscious life is important.

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