A good question posed by undine. Or at least, the purpose of the blog can’t change unless there was a purpose to begin with.
The goal was to become famous on the internet. I suppose we’ve picked up some moderate fame. There’s a lot more fame out there, but whenever we generate a bunch of hits we tend to feel like it’s time to tone down a bit. Too much fame can be scary. (Though it would be nice to get oodles of money just for being… still, dividends are a more comfortable way of doing that. If only we had a huge pot of cash to start with!)
Early on we searched for some meaning or some reason for our rumblings. But really it’s just a hobby. One of us has addictions and the blog is just the latest in that. If not blogging, then it would be something else. So far blogging hasn’t been dangerous (yet). It does seem to be an excellent method of procrastination, especially while one is say, running pokey statistical programs.
So to sum: We don’t really have any good reason for blogging. We’re not trying to quit our day-jobs or change the world or gain deep insights into our innermost beings. Apparently it’s just a hobby without any purpose. Well, that and, of course, we get to interact with all our fantabulous readers!
In fact, we are sure much of our esteemed blogging readership are answering higher callings!
FeMOMhist even has a syllabus for her blog! w00t!
Why do you blog (if you do)? Or why don’t you (if you don’t)?