Everyone should blog. Blogging is great because it is and does so many things simultaneously. A blog will make someone a better writer obviously, but more importantly it makes you a better communicator with a greater understanding of whatever you’re writing about. Also, blogging is like a secondary brain that holds all of your ideas forever in the perfect image without forgetting any of the details. This is why I’m writing in this blog that no one will ever read.
(Actually, I’d be pretty embarrassed if anyone I know reads this. It’s awkward and very unnerving when people you know personally are able to read into your personal thoughts. When a stranger reads our thoughts, its as if you’re still anonymous even if they know who you are.)
An example of when my blog saved me:
I’ve written a bunch of blog posts that I’ve reused a crap load of times for different reasons. It will take me anywhere from an hour to a few days to write a blog post depending on the topic while underground in the subway. But, doing this saved me from having to waste time in rewriting the entire essay, article or post later on.
Firstly, I had a much better idea about the topic because I wrote the blog post. I always think I know what I’m talking about until I actually try to do it. Writing the blog post makes your check yourself and you quickly realize how little we know.
Secondly, by investing the honest effort and time initially into writing the blog post, I avoided having to do it repeatedly in the future. I could simply pull it off the web and I’d be done. This saves shhtloads of time.
Lastly, a blog is great because it organizes everything. By using tags, categories and other forms of search keys we can effectively find anything we’ve learned or wrote about as fast as you can click the search button.
Blogging is something that you should do for yourself first and if others find your perspective worthwhile then it’s always awesome to be appreciated.