Why do you write, read or comment blogs?
A question which aske many times and I have written some postings on it. Today I read a posting of Darren Rowse of ProBlogger. He posted a comment which he left at someones question Why do you blog? in which he describes what it is all about. Great Stuff! I will quote him here because I like it. For me it reads like poetry.
“I own a few of the books you’ve written. I like them. One in particular has helped me in my career. I thought of writing you in thanks, but never did. I always thought you were too busy or must be receiving unsolicited input all the time. In short, I always thought I’d be a bother.
Then you started to blog and as such, I had an easy means to reach you. You opened a dialogue and I can communicate with you as easy as leaving this comment. Since then, you’ve emailed me a few times in acknowledgement of comments on your blog. We even had a short conversation on the phone. All because you blog.
Why visit your blog? You are very good at offering insght and opinion – opening a conversation. Books, magazines, newsletters and such are often better thought, more informative, and better written than blogs I read…but I never “met” you until you blogged. You’re better here than in your books. You’re human, one of “us.” You lead and participate in the conversation. That’s why I read and comment on your blog.
I blog because it makes me think. I learn from what excites people, what gets them talking, and what leaves me speaking in the “dark.” I’ve met and joined in conversations with people across continents, and have learned from comments left on my blog.
Blogging makes me better at my profession – that’s why I blog.”
For me it is more or less the same as what Darren is writing. Why do you blog (or read blogs)?