Sometimes I think of blogging as finger exercises for a violinist; sometimes I think of it as mulching a garden. It is incredibly useful and helpful to my “real” writing. ~Kate Christensen
Perhaps for an author who is writing books regularly, blogging may seem like a trivial pursuit but to me, whose writing only consists of blogging it’s my ‘real writing’!
There is no doubt that it is a very useful exercise. The brain needs to be engaged as we get older. Writing involves thinking of a theme/plot, searching for appropriate words and then fitting them in a coherent and pleasing pattern. It keeps our mind sharp and on its proverbial toes.
Blogging is also a useful way to vent out against whatever is bothering us at the moment. In fact, paying the monthly $4-8, according to whatever plan you have is still a cheaper option than going to a therapist to deal with anger issues.
I view blogging as not only a precious hobby but also as a way to keep my mind active, connect with many friends all over the world, and learn new things every day.
Written in response to Blogging Insights- NF #53, hosted by Tanya