Daily Prompt: MORTON’S FORK: If you had to choose between being able to write a blog (but not read others’) and being able to read others’ blogs (but not write your own), which would you pick? Why?
I would pick being able to read other’s blogs.
The choice isn’t hard for me at all. After all I just might be addicted to reading. At last count I have over 3000 books in my house and that doesn’t include the books loaded on my Kindle. Both of my parents were readers so I guess I just picked it up from them like my blue eyes (dad) or my uncanny ability to make fantastic gravy and sauces (mom) or my argumentative nature (both of them).
I would choose to read other’s blogs over writing my own in a New York minute.
I find people much more interesting than I find myself. To write whatever it is that I might write about can be tedious to me and a little self-serving, and certainly even boring; at least it seems that way at times.
I spend more time READING blogs than I do writing blogs. Everyone who blogs has a REASON behind their decision to blog. I know I do, but I’m more interested in the other bloggers out there, what they write about, why they write it and what motivated them to blog.
I’ve read some lousy blogs; I won’t lie. But I’ve read some really fantastic blogs too! It almost becomes an addiction for me—the chronic reader. To find a new and interesting blog to be able to read and maybe even follow.
I love the variety offered by blogs, the stories, life experiences, photos, and information that I can glean from all the variety of blogs.
I don’t need to be read so much as I need to read.
It makes sense too when I admit that reading is my escape. It works better than any other sort of distraction from my personal woes than anything else I’ve ever tried. And I’ve tried a lot of different distractions!