I blog because it’s a constant writing exercise for me, more constant than being able to pound out a finished poem, or even more impossible, a novel overnight. Blogging is also a way for me to get over that writer’s block when penning a poem or writing and editing novel manuscripts.
I always brainstorm creative writing ideas, but to get them from idea to polished form on paper takes a lot longer if it’s a poem or a story, than if it’s a blog post.
I’m a former journalist, so of course that meant I was writing daily. I started my blog back in 2009, when I was still a newspaper reporter in suburban New Jersey. Now that I’m no longer a journalist (nor do I have any itching desire to return to the media industry), I see blogging as a way to keep in touch with my writer’s roots, in addition to my other daily creative writing endeavors.