The Daily Prompt question: If you had to choose between being able to write a blog (but not read others’) and being able to read others’ blogs (but not write your own), which would you pick? Why?
Oh, thanks Wikipedia.
Next thought: OK, to answer this I (we) have to figure out what truly drives me (us) to write. I blog now that I’ve discovered that it is relatively easy to find readers: I write, you read, you write, I read. A beautiful blog dialogue evolves.
After all these years of scribbling in journals, I finally have an audience. Not only do people appear to genuinely enjoy reading my thoughts, we can easily converse about all things – wow! Pretty spectacular.
But as an introvert, I’ve always preferred to be the audience, and then reflect on the experience from my own perspective. Most recently, my personal musings have been written with a specific kind of black fine line pen in my hardcover bird diary. Something about pen-to-paper is the most intimate and visceral form of expression for me.
If a pen writes in a diary without an audience…of course it still makes a sound! It still matters. (*The question posed did not indicate that I could not write, only that I could not have a blog…so I assume that I could still write for myself, and/or in other mediums).
It is so amazing to get into the heads of all you (mostly) anonymous people around the world, just regular folks trying to make sense about every day lives, sharing stories, poems, ideas. I love digging into your imaginations, emotions, thoughts. I like to learn about you. I’m a curious person. I’m a snoop.
And also, I spend a lot of time in front of the computer.
So, if I had to choose (and could still have a personal diary), I’d rather read You now, then write for myself later.
Even if I couldn’t have a blog, there still would be ways of finding an audience, if I tried hard enough.