blogging very literal. For me, the primary use of a
weblog is to keep a log of (complicated) thoughts and activities. The reason to keep a log is very self-evident: to be able to find out how and why I came to some solution or how far I was in the problem-solving process. This becomes ever so clear to me when I find myself confronted with finding out something which I’m sure I already did.
Most of the time I still don’t think about blogging my thoughts because I associate writing with
making a point and
supporting that point well. That association is a mistake. Instead, I would like to cultivate the following reasons to blog:
- Writing is fun because sharing is fun.
- Writing is fun because reiterating an experience is liberating.
- Redoing my research and problem-solving is not fun.
- Receiving comments to your writing is fun.
- The very act of writing down an unsolved problem often reveals the solution.
- If it doesn’t, some visitor will.
- Often a problem is really not a problem at all. Trying to formulate such a
problemwill make this painfully obvious.
Blog posts don’t need a point, blogging is the point.