Friday, February 24, 2006

To blog or not to blog?

A few people have already asked me why I’m blogging. Good question. I’d be curious to hear from any bloggers who stop by as to why they started/continue. But for me....

Welllll, for starters, I have lots to say. I’m sure that’ll shock folks who know me as such a strong, silent type. Also, I like the net a lot and love the sense of community it can build. Even more, I’ve enjoyed getting to know SCBWI members and others in the world of children’s lit, so being part of that community subset is appealing, too. Still and all, I think for me the reason I started blogging now was simply that the time was right

Now, I coulda stayed on the sidelines letting others take me places, but I feel more like the Missing Piece at the end of
Shel Silvertein's The Missing Piece Meets the Big O. To paraphrase…

“… and then he was posting anonymously instead of lurking… and then he was blogging instead of posting anonymously. And he didn’t know why, and he didn’t care….

He was blogging.”


Don Tate II said...

I started mine to give me an excuse to write everyday, something that I didn't do at all beforehand. But now, I'm hooked.

Ah, and love the poem.

Greg Pincus said...

Thanks, Don. So far, I also like having something that pushes me to write each day... but in a pressure-free kinda way. It doesn't really matter if I have story problems in a post, ya know?

Ask me again in a month, though, and I'm sure my answers will be different.