In response to a recent doc2doc blog post “again, why do we do it?
I blog to vent, to educate, to converse, to cogitate, to archive thoughts and to stimulate discussion.
I blog to test the boundaries of thought and interaction.
I love the concept of a launching a thought, an image, a moment…into the inferno of the blogosphere, and observing the response.
With the average blog-reader attention span being around 90 seconds, I find that most of my ‘good’ posts – thoroughly researched, with well constructed arguments and propositions…are lost on this ‘average‘ reader…Yet, strangely I feel better having taken the time to arrange my thoughts, review the evidence and archive the information.
Sometimes (rarely) I receive a response to a post as a comment or criticism or just friendly advice from a wiser soul…but more often than not the blog readers squirm like herring on the tide, to their next feeding ground leaving only a statistical semblance of their fleeting presence…
The advent of Facebook and Twitter has changed the way readers comment and share, and in many cases the promoted discussion continues out-with the confines of the original medium…a joyous pollination of disseminated thought.
I love to blog but I still don’t really know why…