I came up with quite a few ideas of my own, some of which contradict each other (no surprise there), but I would appreciate some input from my readers.
- Why do we blog?
- Why do YOU blog?
- Why do you think some other people blog?
- What do we get out of blogging?
- How does blogging intersect with the rest of our lives?
I would like to nominate my friend Neena to research this topic. She is already doing her Ph.D. research on mommy bloggers in particular, so it should be no sweat for her to extend her research and write ANOTHER dissertation on blogging in general. (Come on, Neena, you KNOW that it is only at the end of the dissertation process that we figure out what the hell it is we were supposed to be doing all along!)
On a related note, that's almost exactly what I said to my doctoral committee during my final defense. I suggested that in the future they require candidates to write TWO dissertations, since the first one is where you figure out what you're supposed to be doing. The second one could be the real one. I suggested they start it with the class immediately following my own. They didn't go for it, but they did find the sentiment amusing. It's all about the laughs in a final defense.
Anyway, if you have thoughts on the topic of blogging, feel free to leave them in the comments section. You can have an opinion on the subject even if you don't blog yourself.
Have a great week!