Like a good husband, you might not always treat your blog right, but you always come back to it. Here are a few of my reasons why:
- It helps me think. I go to write a post and I try to answer this question: What do readers need to know? How can I teach them key points about writing on the web that will be useful and fun? What am I learning myself that needs to be shared?
- Publishing my posts helps me stay in touch with key people and connect with new visitors. Readers often stimulate my thinking. When they stop by and leave a comment, I'm really touched.
- Blogging forces me to grow. I can't afford to do, think, and write the same 'ol stuff. I have to learn what my readers need so I can help them, and they help me by driving me to learn.
- Since Typepad makes blogging so easy for us non-techy folks to do, I love it because I feel powerfully geeky and smarty-pants-like… heh, heh, even I can do this!
I would like to reprint some gems of Andy Wibbels' post here, just in case you don't click the link and read his entire worthwhile post over on Typepad…
But one thing about blogging that I love is teaching it. It is so rewarding to watch someone's face light up or hear them say Oh! when they click Publish and suddenly what they just wrote is available for the entire world to see.
No matter what you are facing in your personal or professional life, there are others out there that are going through the same thing and others that have survived it.
I love blogging because it is a way for us to remind each other that we aren't alone. We're all in this together.
Because this is Typepad's Valentine Day challenge, I am now tagging YOU to write a post, "Why I Love Blogging." Hit the comment link below and share how blogging has changed your world. Here are five people I'd like to see post about this topic: