Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Positive About Blogging
Seven hundred and seventy-five posts. I can't believe I've ever had 775 things to say. And if you read old posts, you'll probably agree that I didn't. Early on, though, I made it a point to try to post every day, whether I had anything to say or not. Keeps you in practice, I guess, had to sit down and think about something, organize my thoughts (such as they are) and start banging on the keyboard.
In truth, that's why I did it, why I still do it. Yes, I like to write, and a few posts here have been pretty good if I do say so myself. But I blog to make me think. Yes, I have just sat down at the 'puter and just started typing, that has produced a few good blogs. For the most part, though, I have an idea for a post (usually in the shower), begin thinking about what I want to say, sketch it out a little in my brain and then start typing. For me, the writing is just something I have to do at the end of the process, the real value to me is the thinking, the organizing of my thoughts. That's why I continue to do this.
And I'll keep doing this for the forseeable future. I can't stop. When I've tried to I've been miserable. I have to have this outlet, and if I didn't have it, I don't know what I'd do with myself.
So continue to enjoy the mindless crap you find here. It's not going anywhere.