Why do you blog?
Yesterday, I read the last post of John Moore on “Do page views matter for your average blogger?”. I wanted to write a small comment on his blog post but decided to develop it a little bit more this morning.
So John, here is my answer:
One day, one of my colleagues asked me “Seb, why do you blog?”.
Personally, blogging enabled me to:
1. Carefully organize my research in order to easily find sources when I decide to write an article on a defined topic.
2. Organize myself in order to find the time to write an article (usually Saturday (early) morning)
3. Concentrate my thoughts on a specific subject for days. I have a lot of articles started and not yet published. Sometimes, just because I need to find more information or need to think more on a particular part.
4. Enhance my writing since we live in a society where people tend to be vague and short in their communication. Believe me or not but since I started blogging, I write 10 times more on paper than before (especially on my Moleskine on which I take all kinds of notes while on the go).
5. Increase my social network. I have met a lot of people thanks to my blog simply from the mentions and comments.
But I do not blog to promote myself and see the stats (which are not really big anyway) and if you look at my blog, you will see that quantity is not the key.
So, globally blogging enables me to develop myself in a way nothing else will ever do and that’s the most important part of a blog.
Do you agree with that ?