Good question. There are lots of reasons, of course, including the fact that my memory is very bad, and it's good to have a (sketchy) record of some life events.
But recently I was thinking, and it occurred to me that when I write, I really am looking for some form of validation or affirmation. That is a little surprising, considering my self-proclaimed loner status and my penchant for all things practical over anything sentimental. But I DO have feelings and needs after all, and what better way to proclaim them than a public blog post? (little chuckle at myself).
Anywho, I once read a book that I'd bought for Bob (he never read it), called For Men Only. And it had a chapter that said inside every woman is a little girl, dressed up in her fancy clothes and twirling around, asking her Daddy if she looks pretty. Not that "pretty" is necessarily what I'm wanting to hear (I'm past thinking that is how I'll ever be honestly described), but it's nice to sometimes be reminded that I'm smart, or funny, or even principled or honest.
Mostly I just like to know that what I've said makes sense to somebody besides me (even if I'm wrong).
Hmm. This didn't start out as a quest for comments, but it is starting to sound like one. Basically just trying to be a little introspective.