Why Bother Blogging?
When I was teaching classes filled with students who tested all my ‘rules of engagement’ skills I invariably spent time examining reasons why we should be bothered writing in daily journals.
Tristan Rainer, in her New Diary provided a guiding hand. I remember having a printed sheet with some of her points such as journals providing a healthful release for feelings and tension; a place to advise yourself; a place to gain clarity and to make decisions; a place to rehearse future behavior and so on.
This article in the Bellingham Herald provides some good reasons why a would be writer should bother keeping a blog. I still smile when I remember Mike Browne’s blog about his lunch box. I had a whole project where students became lunch box spies and interviewed ancillary and teaching staff about what was in their lunch box. Insane maybe! But Browne did establish a profile for himself.