In the "just because I can" dept?
I'm adding this- bolded the part that resonates to me. This post became a pseudo-blog of me & the Kids, me & The Kid...and continues on.
( Most of Professor Ann's commentors are decent & sane- but she has a few kooks like any place that accepts public comments. They are mostly insightful/entertaining. Don't read too many parallels between the essays, the comment, and me. I'm placing it here because it interests me.... ) http://www.althouse.blogspot.com/2012/06/i-used-to-love-blogging-i-ate-it-drank.html
"I used to love blogging. I ate it, drank it, and slept on it at night."
"Then I became a consultant and professional blogger, earning a living giving advice and blogging for others.... Now I hardly blog at all. I returned to what I intended to do in the first place, before I’d ever heard of blogs: freelance writing."
Writes La Shawn Barber, who'd just run across an interview she did back in 2006, when she loved blogging. "Nothing profound. It just brought back memories."
From the old interview: "The more you blog, the more you love it, the more you have to say.... You need to blog because you like, or love, to do it."
The things that we do for love — and truly love — may be things we wouldn't love at all if it were paid work. Sex is an obvious example of that sort of thing. Here's a great old blog post by Penelope Trunk: "Bad career advice: Do what you love."
I am a writer, but I love sex more than I love writing. And I am not getting paid for sex. In fact, as you might imagine, my sex life is really tanking right now. But I don’t sit up at night thinking, should I do writing or sex? Because career decisions are not decisions about “what do I love most?” Career decisions are about what kind of life do I want to set up for myself?...
If you are lost, and lonely, and wondering how you’ll ever find your way in this world. Take a job. Any job. Because structure, and regular contact with regular people, and a method of contributing to a larger group are all things that help us recalibrate ourselves....
Posted by Ann Althouse at 7:21 AM