Why I Blog

“I blog to connect with the world outside myself that I’m trying to make sense of. I blog to keep up my spirit; to stir the spirit of others; to stir my blood, my brain, and my beliefs.” Quote from Elaine Frankonis; “Put it in Writing,” Wall Street Journal, June 14, 2008.

While Kalilily Time has been around since 2001, it has gone through various metamorphoses, as my blogging community dwindled and as my interests shifted with circumstances and age.

I started blogging after the attack on the World Trade Center. My blogging community helped to keep me sane through 10 years of being a primary caregiver for my mother, who passed away in November of 2010 at the age of 94 after submitting to the ravages of late-stage dementia and renal failure.

During various times if my life, blogging has filled my needs for connection, camaraderie, and a sense of being part of a network of creative minds.

Most of the bloggers I knew have drifted over to Facebook or have retreated from social media in search of more meaningful pastimes. But there are a few who might miss the old blogging days enough to drift back if we can generate a critical mass.

So, I’m giving it another shot.