Very recently roro tagged me to spill 5 reasons why I blog.
In my attempt to respond to her tag, I’ve been delving my depths (what depths there are) and checking out other people’s response to this. I have to say, I’ve been impressed with their honesty and insight into why they and others blog:
- roro‘s answered the question with “to delight” and there is consensus that she does;
- Zuhn response includes a line so good I’m going to lift it verbatim;
- Reshma evolved into a summary of the blogging motivational clusters: creation, connection, recognition and reward;
- Rohan, who was actually talking about Twitter, pointed to narcassism as a fad and questions where we’ll all be at the end of this fad-cycle.
Just thinking about this topic seems to elicit enough content for a whack of posts, even from me. Post such as:
- 5 reasons why I started blogging;
- 5 reasons why I continue to blog;
- 5 reasons why I read blogs;
- 5 reasons why I shoot – which comes from research being done by sams_toronto for his “Why Shoot” project… and is, in my opinion much more interesting than why I blog;
- 5 or more things The Apprentice Blog taught me about building an audience, setting editorial guidelines and managing readership when they turn hostile.
- personas, identity and personal branding or how to become a serious tight-ass when you are trying to practice “transparency”
Not that I’m going to blog about any of those things… no, I’m going to dutifully blog a response to roro‘s question: Why Do I Blog?
And once I finally get it done… I might even post it.