Where is the fun in blogging?-This is how I enjoy blogging-

Where is the fun in blogging? Here, I will consider what I consider to be the joy of blogging.

I’ve realised that I don’t like writing itself, but…

I think writing itself is a lonely and strenuous endeavour.

That’s something that can’t be helped.

After all, you can’t write if you don’t have the physical strength. That’s why I have to be physically fit to write. It is inevitable.

Incidentally, on a personal note, I would like to be able to run more. I run in the gym every day, and if I could, I would like to be able to run 10 km a day. But at the moment, I can only run two kilometres a day, four at most. In order to write, Boku needs to run every day.

Now, let’s cut to the chase and ask why I like writing. I’m not sure exactly, but one thing I’ve always had an affinity for is writing. At least it seemed to suit me better than talking. I would like to live by writing if I could.

Of course, to do that I still need to keep blogging and so on. And yes, it is a solitary and physical endeavour. I feel like I could devote more time to exercise in a day. That’s something I need to do in the act of writing. Of course, when I am writing, I am lonely. And I have to embrace that solitude.

There is no such thing as having fun writing with someone else.

So what haunts Boku about writing in that way?

I think it’s because I find pleasure in the thrill of changing myself through writing. I don’t know if I like writing itself, but I think I like the ‘change in me’ that I see arising from it. And so I blog today.

Continuity is the thing, but I won’t repeat the same thing.

Continuation seems to be quite boring for me. Or rather, I have a tendency to get bored, so sometimes I don’t keep up with blogging. But I’ve been blogging for 10 years. It has given me a certain confidence.

For example, there is a word called ‘continuity’. Literally, it means to keep going. Continuing is very important, but continuing doesn’t mean just doing the same thing over and over again. Sometimes the sentence is used in the sense of continuously repeating the same task, but I think this is not the case.

We keep improving and making it better.

I think that is what continuity includes. I think that blogging is also continuity “in that sense”. In other words, it is nothing more than the process of repeatedly improving and revising each post to improve the readability of the articles and so on.

I also run an English blog and a Japanese blog, but no two articles are the same. After all, the topics I write about change, even if there are sometimes the same things in each post, and I feel that by writing in this way, I am becoming more and more different. That’s the way it is.

I think the accumulation of such things will eventually come back as a great achievement. However, continuity is often misunderstood and misinterpreted, and I feel that the image of having continuity is more like ‘doing one thing slowly and patiently’.


Blogging in this way makes me realise that this is not the case. I think that continuity, making corrections in the meantime, and repeating that series of work, is what makes it a great achievement.

Now, as I mentioned above, I’ve been blogging for ten years when I realised that I’d been doing it for ten years, rather than continuing to blog. I want to continue to update my blog. I want to keep updating it, no matter what kind of posts that may be.

I love the moment when I write and I am changing. My writing encourages me and makes me cry. I think that kind of “being able to move myself” is the best part of blogging. Now, I’m going to work hard today.