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Do we really need to hear the voices of every single human being? If everyone gets a blog, is that such a good thing? These are a couple questions that have come up in discussion in recent times on this blog, and I feel it’s about time we get to the bottom of it. If everybody’s spending their time writing a blog, will there be anyone left to read them? Why do you want to write or read blogs anyway? If you’re writing for readers or comments/interaction, will your writing become obsolete and lost in a sea of human voices crying out to be heard? What kind of voices are we going to hear?

Going deeper, how many people do you meet that you don’t really relate to, or even get along with? The answer is ‘a lot’! Why do you think most people only have a small group of human beings they call their closest friends, all others automatically thrown into categories like housemates, colleagues, team mates, acquaintances, and associates? We don’t like all people. Well, it’s not that we don’t like all people – but we don’t understand or comprehend many of the behaviours that others exhibit. As soon as someone else shows a certain trait that grates against our belief system, we decide that we’d rather not spend as much time being around them. So, what about blogging? Does this mean the Internet is going to become an endless quagmire of people we don’t relate to getting clicked on and visited when we do Google searches on any specific topic?

Everyone’s a writer now. Great! Smell my sarcasm. How many books are already at the bookstore? Do we really need more writers spilling their guts into the pot of human communication? When you go to a bookstore how often do you walk around looking at authors you’ve never heard of, or writers who write about subjects you’ve no interest in at all? All the time, and sometimes you walk out of that shop with nothing. You’ve found nothing worth reading…in a bookstore! So what happens when we get every brain on the planet trying to tell us a story? Chaos! Can you imagine looking for blogs about motorcycles for instance? How many freaking blogs are you going to have to go through to get the type of blog you like to read? By the time you get there, you’ve got no energy left to read…that is of course if you ever get there.

You wanted to know about old German motorcycle engine cylinders, all you found were pictures of scantily-clad women on Harley Davidson choppers with photos of mean-looking tattoo beast-men staring at you through your monitor, daring you to come near their bike or woman. It all sounds like a pain in the buttocks to me. I thought blogging would give a voice to the minorities and individuals of the world. It sounds like if they ever did finally get a blog, no one would be able to find it for the forest of ‘Average Joe’ blogs pervading the Blogosphere. I don’t want to have to read about people’s everyday lives…you might?

In the days before writing, most wisdom was passed down orally by elders who had lived long lives, and because they were sensible they held high positions in the tribe. Younger people didn’t bother speaking much, especially at important ceremonies – they wouldn’t know what to say anyway! Those were stories worth hearing. How many stories expressed by people we don’t really relate with and who don’t really have much knowledge about anything are we going to have to wade through to get through to the worthy information? Sounds like a world with too many bloggers, too many writers, too many voices and not enough readers or time to relate with anyone.

Just as a dog isn’t allowed to crap in the park, humans shouldn’t be allowed to talk bullshit in the Blogosphere.

Jesse S. Somer isn’t jive talkin’. He’s tellin’ it the way it is.

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When I first started the MiContent blog I wrote a post called, ‘Everyone will have a voice. Everyone will have a blog.’

It was a sort-of introductory piece where I imagined what blogging could be like in the future. I based it around some words written by a blogger named Chip Scanlan at his post entitled ‘Why I blog’. At the end of his post he asked his readers, ‘So, why do you blog?’ and subsequently listed ten responses. There’s some interesting feedback there with quite varying answers to the query. I had a quick search on Google and there were 156 million links to the words, ‘Why I blog.’

So, it seems that a lot of people are talking about why they blog. I’d like to know why you blog? Yes you. I’m also going to send this out to some popular bloggers because I would like to know what the hardcore ‘live-to-blog’ people’s driving inspirations are.

Here are ten questions you could answer but feel free to let your stream-of consciousness answers flow, as I’m sure this is a topic very close to your heart. Or is it? Maybe heart has nothing to do with it in your case.

Why I Blog:

By, A. Blogger

  1. Do you blog to clear your mind?
  2. Do you blog for fun?
  3. Do you blog to relax?
  4. Is your blogging related to your business mission?
  5. Do you blog to communicate and relate with others?
  6. Do you blog to remind yourself of lessons you learnt, or great things that occurred that you otherwise may forget?
  7. Do you blog to share knowledge?
  8. Do you blog to stay in touch with your loved ones?
  9. Do you blog to give yourself an identity in the world?
  10. Do you blog so that you can have your say, so that individual perspectives can finally be heard in a world that has been controlled by mass-media?

I look forward to reading your thoughts on this matter as this is one of the main reasons I write MiContent’s blog. Maybe later (if you’re interested) I’ll tell you some of the many reasons that I blog!

Today Jesse S. Somer is ‘blogging to find out why other bloggers blog’. Say those words really quickly ten times in a row.

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