Why give up on a good thing?

I’ve already covered why I blog in the past. What I’ve been thinking about, though, is whether this has an end-date on it.

And to be honest, I can’t see myself stopping anytime soon

BF doesn’t understand blogging; he thinks it’s absurd, to say the least, that I like to read about other people’s lives. But great blogging isn’t about diarising. I’ve stopped reading blogs that only post spending reports and chronicle tired tips on frugality; I eschew bloggers who spend most of their time recounting their weekends without ever offering food for thought. As a wise blogger once said, eventually the best writers move from straight recordings of their lives, to introspection and looking forward.

People fascinate me. I’m a bit of a social retard, it’s true. (And while awkwardness can be endearing in a guy, the same is never true of a woman.) But blogging removes that physical dimension, and I’m in my element. I love to read about dilemmas, decisions, relationships…sharing in others’ milestones and commiserating when things don’t go their way. I love to know there are people out there going through the same things as me; people who voice my thoughts in far more concise and eloquent terms than I ever could.

You guys rock. Don’t stop, and I won’t either.

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8 thoughts on “Why give up on a good thing?

  • Reply Rachel July 2, 2010 at 17:00

    Ditto.

  • Reply Bexi July 2, 2010 at 16:47

    I’m glad you’re not stopping any time soon.

  • Reply Kara July 2, 2010 at 17:23

    I’m the same way! I love everything about blogging. I’m glad you’re not stopping either!

  • Reply Veronica July 2, 2010 at 23:55

    I’m in for the long haul… even if I do leave for a bit, I always come back!

  • Reply Maggie July 3, 2010 at 01:15

    I think pretty much exactly the same… people’s lives fasciinate and interest me for some reason. :]

    I’m thinking of going back to blogging and hopefully keeping to one name >_<

  • Reply paranoidasteroid July 3, 2010 at 01:48

    Yeah, those are exactly the same kinds of blogs I like to read. After all, any post with frugality tips is bound to be derivative & posted by 50,000 people before. It’s our journeys and our choices and our shortcomings that keep things interesting.

    I’m glad you’ll be sticking around!

  • Reply The Asian Pear July 3, 2010 at 18:48

    don’t stop! don’t stop!
    I love reading your blog. 🙂

  • Reply SP July 4, 2010 at 17:40

    I think get rich slowly is the best personal finances blog out there — yet I rarely read it. Even though it goes far beyond frugality tips, a lot of the content is… frugality tips.

    I’m glad you are staying. I’ve been waning lately, but I think my mojo has returned. I hope!

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