Thanks to RaceyTay for the beautiful photo above!
emailed me about this topic and after this topic coming up randomly with a friend, I knew it had to be our next blog discussion.
So the topic is basically:
How do you explain and/or
justify blogging to folks that don't read blogs and don't understand what
they're all about? (question comes directly from
Is there anyone out there who is blogging full time? How do you tell your friends/family what you do? I personally don't bring up my blog that often to my own friends/family. When I do tell someone I've just met that I have a blog, it's never really followed by any particularly exciting response. When Nick tells people what he does for his job (he is a video game artist) It is always 100% followed by, "No way, that is seriously so cool!" or "That's the dream job!" I don't think we as bloggers typically get those kind of responses.
Even if you don't blog full time but your blog is a big part of your life, how do you position it where a friend/family member won't laugh in your face or discredit what you are doing? We want to feel validated for what we're doing, right? Maybe since everyone and anyone can start a blog, blogs don't have that sense of being anything that great. But our blogs are great and I think your average joe-schmoe can't fully understand our blog community unless they are apart of it. Camille also noted that perhaps it is because there is a legitimacy difference between print journalism and blogging - which to her, the difference is small and shrinking! What do you think?
I have a friend who hasn't really told any of her friends/family that she blogs, so they don't even know she has a blog! Is that the case for any of you?
Maybe for me, that's why my good friends are all friends I have met through blogging! Because we as bloggers understand each other. We get it. We know about all the blog drama that goes on and we talk about other blogs like we're friends with them in real life or something. I personally love this community we are apart of and to anyone who discredits us for what we're doing, I say... C'est la vie!
Do you have a topic you think would be great for our next blog discussion? It doesn't necessarily have to be blog-related but if you have something you'd like to see discussed here at blog discussions, email me or leave a comment & let me know! Be sure to check out past blog discussions here!