That’s the question I asked myself this morning as I pondered the ten + years I have been blogging. What purpose does it serve?  Would anyone even notice if I stopped?

Would I even notice?

Well, I’ll think about that later. There is work to do.

I was out on the back porch/deck, performing one of the rituals of Spring cleaning and getting it ready for a little family get together on Monday, observing the “look but don’t touch” rule.

As I began that two-hour process, I spied a large snail about four feet. (1.219 meters) along a downspout and still heading up, albeit slowly.

Why would a snail do that?

This makes no sense to me, but I’m not a snail.

I took a photo and put it on Instagram with that question and a witty friend responded, “Following the example of the itsy bitsy spider” who had apparently already made it to the top.

Great answer, but I think there may be more to it. But then again, maybe not.

As to why I blog?  Simply put, I blog to amuse myself and if I ever get someone else to chuckle, think, or sing along, all the better.

I’m still making myself chuckle, think and sing, so I guess I’ll march on.

BTW… I did pluck the snail off the aluminum and gently place it on moist, terra firma under a shrub.

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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12 Responses to Why?

  1. petespringerauthor says:

    A lot of people blog because they are trying to sell something. There is nothing wrong with that, but I can’t see that ever being me. I think it is one of the best ways to meet interesting people and have a respectful exchange of thoughts. (Because we all know the Internet is filled with nothing but polite people.)😎

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  2. Dale says:

    As long as you are enjoying it and your readers are enjoying reading you, why even ponder the question?

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  3. Jim Borden says:

    I’m counting on you to be my music mentor, so you’ve got to keep blogging.

    As for that snail, glad to hear that there was no plan for escargot on the Visotski dinner menu…

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  4. Margy says:

    A while back, while pondering a similar question as yours, I stumbled on a book called “Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan. When I finished it I did a blog post called “Where is Your Codex Vitae”? (It was not a wildly popular post. Too many words, maybe…. or few people wanted to look for something with a strange name they didn’t know how to pronounce…)

    So, I’ll summarize the post for you: “This book is, to me, the ultimate intersection of old-world handwork, Old Knowledge, books, digital technology, fantasy and a Codex Vitae (which is the capture of all you’ve learned throughout your life – Jordan Peterson’s ‘what does your life look like’.)… By the end of the book I had the answer to why, or what, ties me to blogging. This is my Codex Vitae – and I can only keep writing new chapters if I am learning from all people, not just the ones that share my bias. I can only keep writing if I keep aiming for better and moving away from the person I don’t want to become.”

    A long winded way of saying pretty much what you said…

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  5. I ponder the blogging thing all the time…..the snail thing not so much. I ponder why and I ponder about stopping.

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