Why Do I Blog?

Why Do I Blog?I’m with Andy Beard on the bad title. I pride myself on at least trying to write good titles. But it is an interesting question.

Like other memes, I only jump on board if I found them interesting to read on other blogs. I have to admit, I’ve enjoyed reading what other folks said.

So a big thanks to Steve Johnson for thinking of me, and away we go…

The First Reason

The main reason I started blogging is because I believe in true freedom. Living life on your own terms – is to me – the most important thing a person can do. I believe that every person has unique knowledge and gifts, and that it is their birthright to share it with the world.

Being an entrepreneur defines who I am – only slightly less than being a father and husband. Helping others to turn their knowledge and gifts into a wealthy and fulfilling life, is the main reason I do this. Blogging is a tool to help inspire and guide others to a life worth living.

The Second Reason

I’ve been a blog reader (or addict if you prefer) for years. I discovered technical and design blogs early on as a treasure trove of information, tips, tools and resources. Soon after, I began getting most, if not all, my news and information from the social media.

Blogs were a great way to get political views from both sides of the aisle, and news that had all the schlock and “Nancy Grace-ness” stripped away. Being able to read the thoughts of brilliant business minds, designers, artists, poets, scientists, and programmers is gold to a knowledge junkie like me.

After years of being a bridesmaid, and never a bride, I wanted to join the conversation, rather than just listen in.

I suppose there are lots of reasons to blog. These are mine.

Your Reasons

Now, this may seem like a cop-out, but it’s not really. I love what Mike Sansone did with his. So I’m not tagging individuals, but tagging all my readers who want to participate, and invite you to run with it.

Why do you blog…?