My brother started blogging. I encourage this kind of behavior. His blog (bluerope.org) is mostly about cocoa programming (which he seems to be fairly competent at). Anyway, I wrote this comment on his first post.
“I applaud your effort to begin a blog again. If everyone had a blog, this world (the internet) would be a better place. Just remember, the first person you are writing for is yourself. Even if no one else ever looks at this, it should still be useful to you. The next person you are writing for is that one person that has a particular problem that you just solved.
I still don’t get this cocoa stuff.”
And I meant it. So, the question: why blog? I can think of several reasons, but let me give you mine (as best as I can). I think my reasons for blogging have changed over time, so this is my best estimate.
I blog because…
- I am human. (I stole that one from Chad)
- I enjoy it. Really, I do. Blogging is like two things put together, teaching physics and writing. I know I am not the best at either of these, but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy it. A lot of people like to play golf, even if they are not that good at it.
I could list some other reasons, but I am not going to do it. I think those two cover my blogging basis-set. Instead of listing the possible reasons people blog, how about you just tell me why you blog. I know a lot of readers are bloggers.
Oh, I forgot, my wife also has a blog (HyperHomeSchool).