As bloggers, we all write. Some do it daily, others weekly and some sporadically. The question that came to my mind today is that;
Does writing needs to have a purpose?
What is the purpose behind my daily posts? Do I write for myself alone or for my readers, or perhaps both?
These questions are sometimes circulating in my mind and here I will try to make some sense of my thoughts process.
When I started blogging, it was just to see what I can write. At that time the plan was to write some informative posts with a touch of humor. I still have many, many drafts from that initial time. I have them saved because I do plan to write and post them eventually.
But I didn’t stick with my initial plan. I ventured out into the realm of poetry and short stories. It was a fun exercise and I learned a lot. As they say the more you write, the more you learn how to write.
There was a time when I was posting around 5-6 times a day. It irked a few people that I was flooding their readers with so many posts daily. Gradually I reduced my post to around 3 a day. I stopped the daily Prompts post which was an exciting challenge for me as I used to fit in 4-6 words into a coherent post.
The reason why I reduced my posts was that I felt;
a) I was over stretching myself
b) With too many posts in a day, none of them were being given the attention I wanted.
c) I felt some of my posts had absolutely no purpose to them.
These were the reasons which prompted me to reduce my daily posting schedule. I realized that for me to feel good about my writing, I needed to say something with at least one of the posts I published every day.
And that is the reason for my initial question; Does writing needs to have a purpose?
Perhaps for me, it does. It should either entertain, inform or inspire the reader!
What are your thoughts on this question!
Please share your thoughts!