Why Create A Blog ?

Why Create A Blog

A blog. Creating one was a question which used to puzzle me a great deal when I saw other people’s blogs.

My first thoughts on this were:

  1. Do I really have anything to say which I feel I want to share with the Web?
  2. Why a blog when there are things such as Twitter , Facebook and numerous other solutions ?
  3. Is it really worth the effort ?

The answer to the first question is up to other people once I have posted some entries on this site. So if reading these pages you’ll have to bear with me as this blog is just being developed.

The answer to the second question is things such as Twitter and Facebook have their place (I do have accounts on both), but also have their drawbacks. Take Twitter for example.

There are several things I hate about Twitter. First, the 140 character limit makes it difficult at times to say what you mean unless you resort to using lots of abbreviations. Second, the instant update often causes people to tweet without thinking about the impact of their messages. Finally there is the volume of abuse, drivel and rubbish which is posted. Reading Twitter at times reminds me of visiting the local refuse recycling site (or garbage dump if you’re of the American persuassion).

So is a blog worth the effort ?

Well I actually enjoy writing. I find this very therapeutic even when I am writing technical manuals and there are several exercises in creative writing currently living on my PC. A blog seemed a way to satisfy the repressed Joseph Conrad in my psyche. Whether it works or not will be a test of time.

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