I am addicted to blogging. In fact, the title of this post should have been, ‘Why I am addicted to blogging.’ I had to replace ‘addicted’ with ‘Xcites’ as this is a post for the letter, X.
So, for starters, my blog is my baby. I created it, and so, am proud of it. I have quite a few aspirations for it, just like every other parent. And, doing the best for my baby has become a passion, an obsession.
Secondly, my blog is mine. MINE. I won’t have to share it with anybody. Okay, that does sound rather childish, but aren’t we humans a possessive lot? Mine, mine, mine! We all claim proprietorship over anything and everything that belongs to our world. MY home, MY spouse, MY children, MY friend. Just like that, MY blog!
My blog is what will stay with me, always. It won’t abandon me in my old age, unless, of course, I stop blogging in my old age! It won’t break my heart, or betray me. And, most importantly, it won’t stifle a yawn while I pour out my feelings to it!
Blogging gave me a chance to work on my writing. Else, jotting down random stuff in my diary was all the writing I did earlier; all of which really did not satisfy me. Connecting and bonding with some really wonderful people and making some friends I can trust, is what blogging gave me. Where else would I have found so much joy?
Over the last year, I have become addicted to blogging. As the day begins, I am in a hurry to finish the morning chores and sit down at my table, laptop in front of me, typing a post, reading a post or deliberating over a post. That moment, when I am doing either of these activities, is the moment I am happiest.
At such times, nothing in the world bothers me. Be it a tiff with the hubby or a health problem, or even my terrible mood swings. Everything gets pushed to the background when I write.
I can’t think of any other activity that could give me such happiness, such peace of mind. Oh, apart from baking, of course, or playing with dogs, or my pet, Cookie!
Reading comments on my posts feels much more important than listening to my nephew’s chatter when he is at home. And, when a favourite post fails to receive the kind of response I expected, my heart skips a few beats, more than it would if nephew dear was to fair badly at some school test!
Similarly, if a certain post faired brilliantly with my blogger friends, then it feels like I have been nominated for an Oscar!
So, these are the reasons why blogging Xcites me! Why it makes me feel alive!
How about you?
Does blogging Xcite you? Are you addicted to blogging, too?
Do share with me what’s it about blogging that sets your pulse racing.
My theme for the A to Z Blogging Challenge is all about my blog, Metanoia, and my blogging journey from the time I started, 5 years ago. The lessons I learned, the tips and tricks I picked up from fellow bloggers and the guidelines I could have used back when I began.
You will find all of my A to Z posts here.