Once more it is June. Again. And again I embark upon that epic effort of daily blogging, take three, wherein I call upon myself for a kind of rambling focus, picking from a list of daily topics, and with neither planning nor advance writing, strive to pepper this blog with the free-thought, free-writing wonder that is another one of Those 30 Posts in June. Today, that post just happens to be:
June 30th // Something You Want To Share
In case you’re new around here, I write. A lot.
There are lots of reasons people write blogs, after all.
Some people see it as a route to riches, assuming that if they publish enough drivel, attract enough hits, and bait enough links then they will start to make money. Some do.
Other people see it as a pathway to fame. They pick a topic, write and write and write some more, and hope that they can hold the fleeting attentions of a fickle audience for long enough to bolster some kind of reputation or identity that will define them inside of a public space. Many people accomplish this as well.
Still other folks write for other innumerable other combinations of reasons: to rant, to be heard, to start conversations, or to build a community around a nugget of an idea.
And I’ll admit. I’ve flirted with each and every one of these reasons in the more-than-twelve years I’ve been writing on this blog. But none of them have really, truly stuck.
What keeps me coming back is the idea that I’m sharing. Our elders always taught us to share, after all, and the sharing of experience, the sharing of our days and our lives, the sharing of our selves… these all seem quite a lot more meaningful, grounded… and often in many ways grouding… that all those other reasons combined.
I write here because I want to share. I just spent twenty-nine days sharing words, glimpses, notions, moments, thoughts, and fragments of our lives. A lot of it was drivel. Some of it had more meaning. Some of it should, frankly, be deleted. But I shared it. And I hope you enjoyed it. And we now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.