Tuesday, January 15, 2008

7 reasons why you should want to blog [and you really want to even though you won't admit it]

Stefano Sessa and Nic Haralambous have recently taken opposite sides in the debate about whether it is worthwhile blogging or not. Although each has made good points, they are currently tied at 7 each, so here is my attempt at tipping the scales.

If you, the reader, are uncertain about whether or not to start a blog, here are 7 reasons which may just convince you to take the plunge:

  1. You have instant justification for owning [yourname].com. No questions asked.
  2. You get to be a writer, designer, artist, developer, and specialist all in one. And it doesn't matter what anyone else says either.
  3. You get to proof to everyone how well you kan spel, and how wonderfill your grammar are.
  4. You get exposed to new languages and get to meet new foreign friends [like Camiseta, who thoughtfully left a comment on one of my posts here. Now if only I could understand it...]
  5. You get to supplement your income [I don't know what I would do without my Adsense cheques]
  6. You have a valid reason to add yet another facebook application to your profile - Flog Blog [and you can join the throng of people who blog about facebook. Yay]
  7. You don't need a licence to drive a blog [yet. China is possibly the one sad exception]
So, if that doesn't seal the deal, I don't know what will.

Hopefully you've realised by now I'm just having a bit of fun here. In all seriousness, Nic and Stefano's posts are good illustrations of the fact that blogging is a completely personal choice. Fun, yes [mostly]. Easy, no [I might already have stopped if not for the encouragement of a special person]. But definitely a personal choice, made for personal reasons.

Now my only question is - who will be brave enough to write the next post in this "7 reasons why . . . blog" thread? Perhaps something like "7 reasons why my boss should be paying me to blog" or "7 reasons why cows can't blog"?

Here are links to the two previous posts in this unofficial thread:

1 comment:

Nic said...

Hey Darren,

Thanks for linking and joining in the debate. Good angles you've taken and interesting points.