Blog is slang for Web & Log, since it’s a personal thing, the We was dropped.
On to the question, the why, the what for? I view it as an online record of myself, something to refer back to in my later years and for my great-granchildren to really know who Bert was.
He said, not hearsay. So often I hear about relatives and it’s usually some trait or something they did that everybody recollects, like the person is forever remembered by that one thing. Makes you wonder if it’s bullshit, wouldn’t it be nice to Google for it?
The last few years of my life are online, the son, the husband, the father and mostly the person. What was I thinking, seeing, tasting, feeling and listening to that day?
Long you’ll live and high you’ll fly
Smiles you’ll give and tears you’ll cry
And all you touch and all you see
Is all your life will ever be