Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Why do we blog?

Do we simply like to hear the sound of our own voices? Are we seeking publicity? Do we want to make money? Are we altruistic? Do we want to keep learning by being on the leading edge?

I suspect that while the balance may vary, most bloggers have more than one motivation. With many millions of blogs out there, most get little or no readership, and a tiny percentage get in the thousands of readers. I also find that it is a good self-discipline to force myself to think of a topic on a (semi)-regular basis and then to articulate the thought. It is harder work than Tweeting or reposting articles to Facebook or Digg. I would encourage everyone to have a go.