This is a good question. My answer would probably vary year to year and I’d have quite a difficult time answering it, but I now have one that it was easy to think about what to say (or write).
I blog now because I want to exercise my brain. For me, writing (blogging including) has always been a way to fuel my mind.. for it to keep the writing area of my brains oiled and not let it rot into whatever shallow thing I’m currently obsessed with. As a child of social media I’ve definitely resulted to micro-blogging/micro-updating my life online. Gone are the days when I’d cook up descriptive blog posts, write a lot, have 5 blogs and have the time, the energy and the mental capacity to update them all regularly. This is the reason why I’m doing this blog challenge as well. I felt like writing (not including emails, proposals, and/or presentations that I do for work, because that’s different)—and I think I even said this in a blog post—was starting to take a backseat and I’d hate for it to be shelved away.
I don’t consider myself a good writer but I like to think that it’s one of the main avenues where I can freely express myself because I have so many thoughts in my head, and writing is sometimes one of the only ways for me to organize my thoughts. I guess this is why I still have a blog even though I don’t blog as often anymore. I like having something to go to.