This morning, I’m remembering the deeper value of blogging and why I have done it. I get Seth Godin’s blog in my email. He’s great at keeping his content pretty short and digestible. Even so, I’m sporadic about reading them. A good chunk of the time, I delete them without having read them. Even so, I haven’t unsubscribed because there is always a gem seemingly written just for me. For example last night, I was cleaning out my email and pulled up all of Seth’s emails. My inbox gets cluttered far too easily and I try to purge out the cruft regularly. I started scanning my way through Seth’s post, one at a time, when I hit Dec 29th’s blog post:

The most important blog post.

It is on the most important blog.

Yours.

Even if no one but you reads it. The blog you write each day is the blog you need the most. It’s a compass and a mirror, a chance to put a stake in the ground and refine your thoughts.

And the most important post? The one you’ll write tomorrow.

SETH Godin’s Blog

Blogging has tangible value for me. I’ve written, more than once, about it in the past. I do love the idea of blogging and having it be of a source of interest and value to any readers who might stumble into my digital space. But, at the end of the day, remembering the value of blogging and why I have done it.. *because it provides value to me* is reason enough to get back into my practice. Although the timing is coincidental, I suppose, you could call it a new year’s resolution.

The value of blogging and why I have done it

2 thoughts on “The value of blogging and why I have done it

  • January 12, 2022 at 1:16 pm
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    I learned about journaling more generally in the context of working with a psychological counselor. This was only after I had been blogging for a few years. It’s been very useful to me to have a record of my thoughts, or at least just what I was working on and linking to. Great stuff. Keep at it!

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    • January 12, 2022 at 1:30 pm
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      Thanks, Joe! I journal almost every morning (since I was 13 yrs old)… but blogging is a different but equally valuable practice for me. I love the history keeping like you mention… and also tracking the interactions/reactions. Thanks for your perspective!! I will keep at it. It’s like you’ve often said… something along the lines of: Keep on keeping on! Indeed 😀

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