What Inspires You to Blog?

What inspires you to blog? I asked myself this question today. Driving home in the pouring rain, squinting to see the red brake lights in front of me, this is the thought that came to mind.

I had to back track on my thoughts. There is more to this question than I ever imagined. I truly gave myself pause. Here at The Evolving Dad I blog mainly about my experiences with fatherhood. I write some poetry, and try to speak about my aspiring writing career. However, all of it stems from my daily life. That is my inspiration.

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant”

-Robert Lewis Stevenson

In recent weeks I’ve learned some friends are expecting their first child. Another friend got divorced. Yet another friend just got engaged. Sadly, I attended a wake to mourn the loss of a long-time family friend. This is life. This is my inspiration. For all our technology and interconnectedness, we easily lose sight of the events that comprise our lives. Each of these events I described write the individual histories of the people I know.

To say that family and friends are the most important things in life may be cliché. But stop for a moment and ask, what if you had no family, no friends? What would your life be then? I wrote in the Daily Prompt the other day the most important people in my life are my wife and son. It is true. Little A was the immediate inspiration for this blog. But as I go on, I realize all the people around me, the relationships I have and try to foster give me “material” to write about.

I’ve read many blogs covering everything from sports to cooking to leadership, all take inspiration from something. All are good in their own ways. Asking yourself what inspires you, to not only blog, but to pursue anything in life, is a question of the soul. I think many of us just might be surprised at the answer.

So what inspires you?

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8 thoughts on “What Inspires You to Blog?

  1. Originally, I started blogging to see if I was capable of writing anything anyone would want to read. Now I blog because I’ve made a solid community of friends and fellow bloggers. Without them (you certainly included, my friend), I probably would have called it quits within a few months. But I’ve now been at it over three years, and still enjoy it.
    Take care,
    Bill

    • Ironic Bill, your blog has been, and continues to be one that inspires me to write. I’m glad you’re still blogging. Your insights into the grand game that is baseball are ones I look forward to.

      Vince

  2. Good post. In my “regular” field of psychotherapy, I learned that questions are sometimes more important than the answers. So, thanks for the question. ‘Like Stevenson’s quote … Yessss, the seeds planted … investment. Okay, Peace out. T

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