I will spend some time soon writing more about why people blog, but I ran across a wonderful post by Greg Balanko-Dickson called “Am I a Lazy Writer”.
In the post, he addresses the issues of why he blogs.
The real reason I started writing online and sharing business information, tips and articles and now book’s is because there is just so much crap in the small business space…For the business owner who just wants good information on running their business better, it can be a disappointing and frustrating experience.
…Just like anything else in this world if you share your knowledge, help people solve problems with quality content, it says something positive about you and your business. That is called branding, good business and being a good citizen.
It is easy to write, it is hard work to write with quality, meaning and substance. It is even harder to write so that someone keeps reading.
Greg blogs out of a frustration of not finding enough information on the web for his needs, and he assumes others have the same needs as he does, thus, he can do the research for the information he wants, and share it with others at the same time. While he is at it, he is helping the world out by providing good information and establishing himself as an expert.
I think that confessional posts like this are good for the soul. They help you to examine why you blog and why you write about what you write about. It helps to clean the mind and focus in on your blogging purpose. And the more you blog with a specific purpose in mind, the better your blogging ability.
So take time in this new month in a new year to do some soul searching and a little confessing on your blog. Why do you write what you write and what do you expect from your public statements via blogging? How does it make you feel? What do you get out of it? What do you hope to gain? What do you hope to lose? Be honest and admit why you blog.
If you blog about why you blog, please let us know with a trackback or link here so we can read more about why you blog.