Everyone knows the age-old question: If a tree falls in the woods when no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
Sometimes, I think that is true for blogging as well. If a blogger posts and nobody reads it, do her words still matter?
For me, the answer is a resounding, YES!
I can journal and I have. Before my blog, when something would get me really worked up, I'd jot it down as quickly as possible (much like most of my blog posts) and then leave it. The goal was just to get it out of me. That would help, but part of the process for me is the follow up. Coming back hours later and re-reading what I wrote, learning from it. I often learn more about what I think and what I feel by reading my own thoughts later and ruminating on them. The thing is, when I would write my thoughts on a random piece of paper, it would get lost or cause clutter. That wasn't helpful.
So, despite my frequent absences, I will continue to blog. Even if nobody reads this.