I do most of my best thinking – in the shower. While massaging in the shampoo the other day I was thinking about blogging.
Why I write.
What the future might hold.
I thought about “likes” and “comments” and “followers.” I thought about how I would love to know if what I write amuses or touches anyone and, if so, what was it? I considered how important (or unimportant) the knowledge of these things were to my continued blogging – or writing in general.
By the time I rinsed off I had come to these 3 conclusions:
- My writing makes me laugh. Out loud. And sometimes, over and over.
- I am often moved by my own writing. Recently I wrote a couple posts for another blog and while editing them, I cried at the last line – Every. Single. Time.
- If I am the only one in the whole world amused or moved by my writing – then that is enough for me to keep doing it. And anyway, I believe God set me on this path – so I’ll just keep walking (or writing.)
However, I feel like this will be a subject that I need to revisit. Quite often.
At least I’ll be really clean.
I am curious though, Writers/Bloggers: What motivates you to write and specifically, keep on writing?