I did a recent check with my friends on Facebook and out of 300 of them, less than 5 of them use WordPress. That’s pretty shocking. Maybe it’s just in Singapore where we try not to be too vocal.
That got me thinking: Why use WordPress and blog at all? Most of my friends give up after a while due to lack of time for maintenance and blogs eventually die in the neglect graveyard. Or perhaps a refusal to reveal about your personal life?
I mainly see blogging as a tool to reach out to people using Social Media. Another reason is that no one listens to me in real life! Thankfully, that’s not true. Bloggers aren’t lonely “emo” people hunched behind their computers all day.
There is a great opportunity for blogs to reach people you would never meet in your whole lifetime all around the world. And blogs could last beyond your own short existence in the matrix they call the Internet.
Imagine the potential impact, knowledge and blessings you could bring to the world. That’s why I try to write uplifting posts, useful posts and not just fill it up with complains or whining. Whining is ok, but must be sandwiched between good news regularly.
Lastly, I think blog writing is rather therapeutic. It forces you to unleash your emotions and put them into words. Bottled up emotions can be a dangerous thing and I’ve found blogging a fantastic way to express them. Hope it does for you too!