To Quieten These Voices…


Is it not yet obvious why I blog? Well, grab a cup of coffee and let me tell you some things:

I blog because I love talking and connecting with other humans with like interests; hoping the people I am meeting online are not all aliens šŸ˜‰

I blog so that I can develop my writing muscles and focus. It is like thinking through my fingers.

I blog because I can attempt to paint my pictures in words.

I blog because the crazy voices and characters in my head won’t let me keep quiet.

I blog because it gives voice to my thoughts and clarity to my deliberations.

I feel a deep satisfaction when I have finally said it, until the very next second, when another idea pops up.

I blog because I have heaps and heaps of stories to twist and tell and dear husbands ears are getting hot and tired.

I blog because the riotous emotions that thrum in my blood only quieten down when they have been let loose.

I blog so that I can keep my sanity. It calms my restless heart.

I blog because it would be a shame to have something to say but choke to death with everything buried inside.

I blog so that I may empty myself a piece at a time and by the time I am old and checking out, every single part of me would have oozed out.

I blog for posterity sake. I want my progeny to find bits of me somewhere in this space when I am long gone. No one can tell my story better than myself.

I blog because blogging and writing a novel are not precisely the same. Writing a book is a tailored, more time consuming venture while blogging is like a chat between friends over a nice cup of coffee/tea and a decadent slice of sweetness.

I blog so that I can be a part of the inner caucus of such an elite society with a sophisticated name. Blogger! How nice šŸ˜‰

If not for blogging, I wouldn’t have been exposed to this huge fascinating World of bloggers and I would not have met you, you, you, you……….

Is this answer sufficient or should I refresh your cup and continue?

Ā© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

In response to The Daily Post prompt Million-Dollar-Question

Why do you blog?

48 thoughts on “To Quieten These Voices…

  1. Oh, Jacque dear, you are amazing. I’m thinking how much I would have missed if you were not a blogger! I’ll add one more for you while you go after the tea: “I blog because I am sassy and intelligent and I find my friends like me both ways.”

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  2. Yes to all of these! The only thing I would add is that blogging provides me with writing discipline (something I so need). By sharing my words and pictures with those who choose to visit me, I create a dialogue. In that is a contract that I should continue, not only to offer words and pictures, but to craft them to the best of my ability. To do less is to dishonor those who visit, and who have become my friends.

    It is lovely to meet you. Cheers, Su.

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  3. Thank you for your inspiring list Jacqueline! My husband and I just sat here and I asked him: ” What is a Call card” He thinks its something you use when you make long distant calls and I thought it was a card with your information on like name and address and phone number. Maybe its something else?

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  4. Ah! Perfectly valid reasons for blogging, I enjoyed reading this.

    A very sophisticated title- “Blogger”, I insist that it sounds almost as fancy as Empress or Countess. I love being a part of this elite society of interesting minds too šŸ˜€

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I love it when you decorate my heart with your words..

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