Friday, May 27, 2005
7 Things That Happen When You Blog
...or: blog miracles that can occur.
I don't know why anyone who benefits from reading blogs would NOT want to start a blog.
It's easy, cheap or free, and it's fun.
Of course, it can be hard work, too.
And blogging can sometimes be frustrating.
But if you see blogging as having a positive effect on your thinking, writing, and networking (connecting with other people) skills, to blog is mostly a joy.
Over at my original blog, Vaspers the Grate, I posted a "One Year Anniversary" announcement. In it, I listed many of the bloggers and book authors who have helped me. My, that list was long. And it dawned on me: I've made a lot of friends by blogging.
So let's look at 7 nice results of being a blogger.
7 Things That Happen
When You Blog
(1.) You feel like a part of the internet, the web, the blogosphere.
(2.) You improve your thinking, writing, and networking skills.
(3.) You express your ideas, personality, and feelings to a potentially global audience, thus opening up the possibility of making new friends from distant areas of the world.
(4.) You join the fellowship of bloggers, a sort of special society, where we encourage, scold, question, challenge, laugh and cry with each other.
(5.) You share your unique perspectives, insights, information, tastes, and sense of wonder with others.
(6.) You get interested in other blogs and meet other bloggers online, and sometimes in the real world, thus expanding your understanding of a new, revolutionary, and democratically empowering technology: the blog.
(7.) You begin to pick up on little HTML, web design, usability, credibility, and hyperlinking techniques as you fiddle with your blog, and see things at other blogs that you want to incorporate on your blog.
I hope I'm not boring anyone by stating the painfully obvious here.
But I just thought it might be nice to point out some blogging benefits that we may take for granted and not really appreciate as much as we could.
[signed] Steven Streight aka Vaspers the Grate
Posted by steven edward streight at 5/27/2005 08:24:00 PM