Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Why Everyone Should Have a Blog

There are many compelling reasons to have a blog. Among them:

• It forces you to write.

• Even if you don't write a blog post every day, you'll probably write at least once a week.

• Writing is good for you...everyone can become a better writer by writing (and reading) more!

• You will begin to figure out what to say (and, in the process, you'll become more conscious of what's most important to you), as well as the mark you'd like to leave on the world.

• Your work will build up, and after a year or so, you'll look back at this body of writing and feel pleased with yourself!

• You can be a good influence through a blog.

• Maybe you want to show your students how to write and think and start interesting discussions.

• You can also preserve your thoughts for your own kids or relatives.

• Either way, creating an online footprint that is noble forces you to act like a better person.

• With your blog, you can interact with like-minded people from around the world. You’ll feel less lonely; that’s a given.

• Having a blog gives you an audience (once you self-promote a bit) and really can expand your world view.

• You can also do whatever you like, for the most part.

• You have control; no one else decides if your work is worthy of publication!

• Every day becomes a little more interesting when you're blogging.

• Someone might post an interesting comment, send you an e-mail, or start following your blog.

• Or, maybe you'll just become more observant of the world around you.

• When you have a blog, after all, you're always on the lookout for good material to blog about.

• Once you start blogging, you'll surely begin to read more--news, Twitter, and at least other blogs.

• You will also learn more each time you post.

• You'll figure out what topics get people talking, and how can you use visuals most effectively.

• Maybe you'll also be inspired to create artwork to go with your blog.

• Blogging is fun--or maybe I should say it's satisfying.

• It's certainly more worthwhile than watching TV.

Happy blogging!


  1. I'm going to pass this around, if you don't mind. Very well put!--GJ