I’ve been trying to figure out why anyone blogs. Here’s what I’ve come up with:
1) To keep in touch with friends and family, especially with pictures.
2) To express their opinions.
3) As a creative expression.
4) To disseminate information.
Those are all nice reasons, but what’s missing for me is true dialogue. I love reading comments on this blog (LURKERS: please quit hiding and tell me what you think! I know all those ClustrMap hits mean something.) I love posting comments on blogs of friends and strangers alike.
Maybe I’m just missing something about the technology, but blogs don’t seem to engender real dialogue. Perhaps threaded messages work better, I’m not sure.
The Blogger function where I get an email every time someone comments here is great, except unless I have that person’s email address already, I can’t respond to them other than commenting in my own post.
O ye 3-4 readers, what do you think? Why do you blog?