Thursday, March 6, 2008

Blog for sale


My blog is worth $24,146.14.
How much is your blog worth?



Obviosly, we don't blog for the money. Most of us don't run ads. Those of us who do don't make any money anyway.

I can think of a lot of good reasons for blogging, but before I tell you mine, I want to hear yours.

Click the comment button and tell.

20 comments:

Julie said...

I blog because it gives me an outlet for the crazies. Oddly, my blog was funnier when I was depressed. Go figure.

P said...

My blog is worth $29.99. I'm in it for the money, obviously.

Other reason: MITTENS!

Jennifer Griffin-Wiesner said...

Therapy, mainly. And to recreate the lunchroom kinda "this is what I'm going to let you see of my life" relationships that I miss now that I work from home.

I think most people are funnier when they are depressed. It's like it gives you this odd clarity about the ridiculousness inherent in everyday life. I'm not a fan of depression, but I am somewhat of a learned-on-the-job expert, and I think perhaps spot-on, edgy, neurotic humor is one of its very few accompanying gifts.

Avitable said...

I blog to find hot teachers to knit me socks.

Catherine said...

Aside from exercising my pen as a writer and as a bit of therapy as a person, I don't know. Part of it is curiosity about what others would say in response to me if they could hear what I say to myself in the confines of my cranium, some of which does end up being fodder for the blog. But I discovered not long after I began blogging that I tend to give in to the tendency to write 'out'; write knowing others are listening or could be or might in the future. This changes the dynamic of my process somewhat, even though I know I'm regularly read by about 4.35 people.

Catherine said...

re "...tend to give in to the tendency..."

This would be why I need to exercise my pen. :P Jeez, that whole comment could have used a bit more attention.

Finn said...

My blog is worth about $5k. What is that about?

I blog because I am a big fat attention whore.

e! said...

I have kept a journal in one way or another since 1978... this is just an extension of that.

I have always written to entertain myself and keep a record of how my thought processes have changed throughout my life... plus, when I die in a hail of gunfire, everyone will know why.

Sizzle said...

I don't want to know what my blog is worth. I don't need more reasons to be depressed.

Why blog? For exposure, for creativity, for community building, for free therapy...lots of reasons...

LizB said...

Therapy, creativity, attention, friends, validation, venting...all of the above. And because I want the aforementioned "hot teacher" to knit me fuzzy slippers in exchange for parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.

Em said...

Well, gosh I'm only worth $4,516.32.

For me it is all about the interaction with interesting people from all over the world. I enjoy reading and commenting on blogs more than writing on mine. But of course I also enjoy getting my thoughts out there on whatever subject crosses my crazy mind on any given day.

M@ said...

That Web site said I was worthless.

LAS said...

$4,516.32

I blog so that I have somewhere to dump out the contents of my head, and because I can't admit to anyone that I know in real life how I really feel. It's the only place I can tell the truth.

UrbanHippieMama said...

wow... good question. it gives me a sense of connecting with others, while documenting my life--both of those things fulfill needs in me.

i'm so surprised avitable wants socks and not a penis cozy. i voted for penis cozy, even though i have no penis. it just sounds so... cozy. i would think anyone with a winkle would want to keep it cozy.

ingrid said...

So that I can make up stuff... and no one calls me a liar. ;)

But I want socks too.

Jennifer said...

i blog b/c i have no life, what-so-ever so this is my only really accounts of outside life. i also blog so that i can brag about my wonderful kids and how amazing they are without getting "that" look. i can be me, with out worrying about what anyone else will think, b/c i can always delete their comment. ha! i also blog so i can procrastinate more on all the stuff i should and could be doing around here, and that could have been done a million freakin' times over if i would just stop typing and get off the computer.
i also blog b/c i can't afford therapy, which i think i really need.

Dan said...

I blog because I like to write, and if i'm honest i like the comments even more.

Sandy said...

As you may or may not remember, I have blogged for 5 years. When I started blogging, it was to have a place to record my knitting. No more, no less. But what happened along the way was a community. Women (and a couple of men) who became my personal friends, not just on the computer screen but in real life.
My life has truly been changed by blogging. I would be a lonely woman, one who no one "gets".
:)

Annie said...

I blog because it helps me with my writing and it helps me clarify to
myself what I am feeling. I also love
all my new blog friends :-)

Mr. Bingley said...

My blog is worth $58,147.62? Ha.

I really wish that meant something, because in 4 years I'll need at least that to cover Daughter's first year of college.

I blog to babble on about most anything and not be committed.