• Because I want to have a place to talk about whatever’s happening in and around my life – work, family, recreation, news, etc.
  • Because it allows me to make disclosures, seek advice, put my opinions out into the public domain, while keeping boundaries (of my choosing) around my personal and professional space.
  • Because it gives me an identity that I can use to participate in online discussions and communities – an “online me” that overlaps with but can be distinct from “real world me”.
  • Because all the cool kids are, apparently, doing it.
  • Because I feel like it.