Which brings me to an important question. If it's the first task to get dropped when life gets busy, why blog at all?
I know why many other people blog: to promote their name or their company, to make money through Adsense or another earn-per-click program, or simply to feed their ego and have people read their work. Still other bloggers blog "for themselves," to share their thoughts and feelings with the world in a way that is free of an editor's intervention, advertiser interests or pesky publication guidelines.
But why do I blog? I haven't yet gotten to the point where any of my blogs are doing a great job promoting my brand, so it's not for self-promotion. Yes, I find blogging fun, but no more or less fun than writing a feature story for a paintball magazine.
I'm going to be brutally honest. I blog for attention. I thrive on comments and feedback. I'm not an "attention-whore" in real life, and, in fact, shy away from being the center of. But when someone makes a comment, or links back to my blog with the comment "great post," that small thing makes my day. That's why I blog.
Now, where do I blog?
I just launched a new one as a tie-in to RECON, the Magazine of Woods Paintball. Check out RECON, the Blog. I also have guest bloggers, some big names in the industry, helping out there sporadically.
And, as referenced recently in the comments section here, I blog at Miss Michele's Tarot, where I offer a variety of free and reasonably-priced tarot readings for my visitors.
I also blog, as I mentioned earlier, at Babies Online. I love the unique perspectives offered at this site from a variety of moms and pregnant women. I don't always agree with the posts, but I always find them thought-provoking and informative. Check it out.
Oh, and please leave a comment so I know you were there!