I started "blogging" when we lived in Washington state mostly to keep the family updated on the things that were going on with the us, as they all lived across the country in Georgia.
In the past few years, though, I have discovered that bi-polar disorder can damage the memory part of my brain. So I keep a blog now for two reasons - one being the same as before, we still live in a different state than the rest of our family, and the other reason? I suppose it works as a sort of diary- I am terribly afraid of forgetting. If I write it down, I will at least have it somewhere to remind myself later.