I initially thought that it didn't make much sense to blog. No family members read my page and my kids are too young to read (even assuming they would care). The information I load helps no one but myself.
And then it hit me. Who cares? Who cares if I'm the only one that reads the blog? I have found myself utilizing my blog as a repository of information. In fact, when I need to remind myself of a story or how I'm related to an individual I check my blog first. And if the information only serves to help me, then it's serving its purpose!
Then I dug a little deeper. I've met some great blogging friends that are no relation and have nothing in common with me other than our love for the hobby. In fact, I've never met any of the in person. We comment on each other's posts and help with research suggestions. My blog helps them and they help me. That's a great reason to blog.
I don't know what my long term aspirations are for blogging or genealogy in general. I sometimes wonder if I could do this for a living, but I know how difficult it is and I haven't decided if I have the skills to move forward. But I do know that even if I'm the only soul that reads the blog that is good enough for me. It doesn't matter how often I post, because it is after all just a hobby page. The fact that blogging friends tune in is a great added bonus.
Thank you to all my loyal readers and blogging friends! Have you thought of quitting? What keeps you going?