If I had to choose between writing my own blog and reading others, I don’t think I could.
For one thing, I really enjoy reading. I’ve rarely met a book that I don’t like, but I do have an affinity for sci-fi and dystopian fiction.
I also really like reading other blogs. I follow a lot, but to be honest, I probably don’t even read half of them. I don’t think I even have blogs that I read regularly. It’s a post-by-post basis, really. If the title is interesting, I’ll check it out. If the subject matter is interesting, entertaining, or useful, I’ll give it a like. If I have something to say about the topic, I’ll leave a comment.
Writing is something I love to do. Ideas are constantly bouncing around in my head, and they have to go somewhere. Lately, I’ve gotten into writing fan fiction, which is not something I ever thought I’d do. In fact, I swore I’d never do it because I didn’t want to mess with things that were already established as cannon. I held out for a while, but eventually I caved in. The temptation of making up my own stories about my favorite characters was too much.
Writing is also how I prefer to express myself. I’m an introvert, so that explains some of it. When I write something, I can think about what I am going to say before I say it. Speaking doesn’t give me that luxury; there’s no such thing as simply “taking it back” once something is said.
Is it so bad that I want to have my cake and eat it too?