I've been thinking a bit about why I blog. I definitely write for different reasons now than I did when I started back in 2010.
In the beginning my motivations were rather simple.
Some were from arrogance: I have something interesting to say that other resources do not.
Some were from loneliness: There have to be other people out there that are similar to me.
Some were from frustration: Why is it that hardly anyone else writes about things that get me off?
Back then I would find just enough content to prove it was out there... but never enough to satisfy... never enough to build a community around it. It felt so isolated.
Now I feel like 10% of my writing is with the intent to be interesting and roughly 90% rooted in loneliness. Those same motivations still exist on some level... but only one of them really drives me enough to write.
I can't tell if that comes off as more honest or more pathetic, but seeking others that I can relate to or interact with in some way is something that doesn't happen as often as I would like.
I am very grateful to those who make regular comments. I struggle a lot inside and it really means a lot to me.