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Blogging for fun


Although blogging can be used for a variety of other purposes such as generating income, promoting an issue, and providing information, many bloggers enjoy blogging just because it is fun. These bloggers enjoy blogging for reasons like keeping in touch with friends, expressing themselves, or keeping a record of important events. This article explains how blogging can be used for these purposes.


Blogging to keep in touch with friends


Keeping in touch with friends and family members is just one of the many reasons a person might want to start a blog. This is especially helpful for those who distanced themselves from their friends and family members. Staying in contact via phone, regular visits, and even email is not always easy. This is because it can be difficult to maintain long-term interactions with several different people simultaneously. However, by keeping a blog, anyone can greatly simplify the process of staying in touch with friends and family members because they don't have to repeat information in individual phone calls or emails or set aside time to visit several different people.


When maintaining a blog, one can choose to post a variety of information and images. Through this information and pictures, the blogger can keep others informed of the current events in his life. Friends and family members can view the blog at their convenience to follow the important events in the life of the blog owner, and in most cases, they can post comments to the blog owner. They can also read comments from others. This is useful if those who view the blog know each other because they can not only keep in touch with the owner of the blog but also have the opportunity to communicate with friends and other family members through the comments section of the blog.


Blogging as a form of expression


Some bloggers start blogging as a form of expression. They might correct poetry, songs, short stories, or even use a blog to vent personal events or politics. These bloggers may want to keep their blog private or make the blog available to the public. Keeping a blog private is a bit like keeping a diary or journal. It gives the blogger a multimedia form to express himself without risking others discovering his true feelings, dreams, or frustrations. Other bloggers choose to make these blogs public. This could be for a number of different reasons. Sharing these feelings with others allows the blogger to reach others who may have the same interest as the blogger.


Bloggers who use their blog as a form of personal expression may want to exercise caution and consider the decision to make a blog public. This is important because the blog owner may not initially see problems letting others see his personal thoughts. However, over time he may realize that his blog could be offensive to others or could lead to problems if friends or family members view the blog.


Blogging to keep a record of events


Another common reason for blogging is to keep a record of important events. Examples of some types of events a blogger might want to document include pregnancy, weddings, vacations, sporting events, or school completion events. Using blogs to keep a record of these events gives a blogger an opportunity to record daily events in one simple place where they can easily return to the blog or share posts with others who may be interested in the events. In these cases, blogging can function as a form of a scrapbook documenting events as they happen. The blog owner can post as often as he likes and may choose to include items like images, music, audio files, and videos in the blog. The blog can also be tailored to fit the events being documented. For example, a magazine that depicts a vacation might contain backgrounds, fonts, and colors that represent the vacation's location while a pregnancy blog might contain items that represent pregnancy, babies, and being a parent.

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