Your blog is not your personal journal.

What if we reverse that neat statement by Ayodji Awosika and make it:

My Personal Journal is my Blog

I started blogging in January 2006 and I have done my best to write every day. Because I have been a magazine photographer since 1976 I upload my old and very new photographs to illustrate what I consider to be my journal.

I am 76 and with the situation in journalism and magazine photography where it is (the best price is free) I have chosen to retire. From the very beginning I did not want people to comment in my blog nor have I cared if people read it or not. But Blogger stats (I take it all with a grain of salt) say I have a very large readership.

Part of the reason is that after I write my blog I put a link in Facebook and Twitter. Many times my blog can have universal content so I can place it with a few changes into

My guess what differentiates me from Ayodeji Awosika is age. I am no longer looking for paid work.

But the level of truth and the personal in my blog is not about hidden pornographic tendencies or of past addictions. My blog is that of an Argentine man who has lived in a few countries including that one that Americans call Texas.

Many times I have blogged a blog with the question: “Why do I blog?” I do not believe I have ever really found the answer. Here is my last attempt:

Why do I blog?

Alex Waterhouse-Hayward

Vancouver, BC

Into Bunny Watson. I am a Vancouver-based magazine photographer/writer. I have a popular daily blog which can be found at:

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