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?
Seriously? When I saw this I just shook my head in disbelief. How can you possibly choose? Don’t they go hand in hand? It is like the question about which was first, the hen (or the chicken) or the egg… No chicken = no egg and no egg = no Chicken, right? It’s as simple as that.
I am trying to imagine writing my blog without reading others. I really struggle with the idea. So let’s say I keep doing it and keep getting my followers to come over and read and comment and like… hmm… It would feel kind of weird. It would not be right, you know. Maybe I would still get inspiration out of some of the comments but to be honest, I doubt it. There are so many inspiring posts out there and I can not stretch the point enough that they keep my brain working. It feels like watering a plant, you know. A drop here and a drop there and suddenly something grows out of it. That is how my posts “grow”. It’s about the drops of inspiration here and there. I really can’t imagine my blog world without going out and read others.
And how about only reading other blogger’s posts? Honestly, if I really had to choose, I would prefer that. At least I would get all the input. But then what to do with what’s going on in my head? I really don’t know.
As I’ve said before, both of them go hand in hand. There is no egg without the chicken and there is not chicken without the egg. It’s the same here. There is no blogging without feedback or inspiration from other blogs. And there is not reading other blogs without having an outlet for my thoughts. Well, there is, but it would be really hard. I think it’s what a blogger does and needs to do. Read, get inspired, share your thought, write. That is why we blog. Why we chose this path. There would be other options for us to write. But it is the community and the ideas we share and which take us further. That is at least what I love about this community. This exchange of ideas and thoughts and how the most amazing posts develop out of those exchanges and ideas.
It would be sad to take one of those pieces out of the game. It would just not work the same way anymore. So I am glad we can still write and read and read and write and that we don’t have to decide.
In response to the Daily Post Daily Prompt – Morton’s Fork