I have a blog. Do you have a blog? I bet no one cares that we have blogs… Does anyone ever read yours?
This blog has seen a post a week for 11 of the last 12 months, with two posts a week in the last month to make up for that. No one cares, but here’s why I do:
- I like writing. I like getting better at writing. I don’t get better at writing unless I’m actually writing, so writing once a week is both pleasing and productive.
- It’ll be worth it someday. I have this (perhaps mistaken) idea that someday I’ll get around to publicizing/marketing all this content I’ve written. Right now it’s pretty much only read by people who know me personally, a sizable but limited audience. I really do think much of what is here is valuable, but I’ve done almost nothing to bring it to an audience that might agree with me on that…yet.
- Social media sucks. Facebook has been steadily degrading since 2011, pissing me off in the process. Twitter is too short. YouTube is too time intensive and visual performance based. Google+ is a figment of Google’s imagination. Ello isn’t yet ready for mass consumption. I like having a place to talk about learning, music, technology, life, and whatever I fancy. I love speaking about stuff that interests me, because most of the world does.
I’ve been blogging on an off for a decade, and most of those writings can be found here now. I don’t know if I’ll be blogging a decade from now or not, probably I will.
One year ago I made this website to join all the others together, and I’m glad I did it. In the next year, I’ll be balancing 50/50 the writing with the tweaking & promoting. I’ll just keep pressing the “blog” button and see if anything more happens…