8. Motivation: why do older bloggers blog?

In our survey of older bloggers we wanted to discover something about their motivation, rewards, and feelings around blogging. First we asked why they blog, and gave them the chance to choose several answers. 117 people answered this question. Any blogger may have several reasons for blogging. The three most popular reasons chosen by these older … Continue reading 8. Motivation: why do older bloggers blog?

The message is not the motive: why we write what we write

It began in high school and continued to puzzle me for a few more years, those non sequitur answers to a stock Eng Lit question: "Why did the author write this book?" These are examples of acceptable answers: "To show a peasant class being destroyed by industrialisation" "To criticise Victorian notions of sexuality" "To show that fate and a character flaw … Continue reading The message is not the motive: why we write what we write