Jun 28, 2011
Blogging for the Hell of It
Yesterday, in a class on “Blogging” that she was teaching as part of a course my company produced, Erika Napoletano said something to the effect that, “Nobody blogs just for the hell of it.”
My first response was: “Actually, I blog just for the hell of it.”
“This blog—an ill-organized assortment of essays, reviews, aphorisms and ephemera—serves no purpose,” I wanted to say.
But then, as I thought about it, I knew that this was mere posturing. My blog serves a very specific and, for me, crucial purpose as a space that I “own,” one where I can post and publish my views, my thoughts, and my philosophy.
In fact, I frequently motivate myself to add to this collection new thoughts, or at least newly formed revisions of old thoughts, by saying to myself, “If you really have something to say, something to teach the world, some wisdom to impart, comfort or guidance for the lost or wounded, aid and counsel to the youth, a truth that must be spoken and known, etc., you’d better put it somewhere where it might endure and, from time to time, be discovered.”
That somewhere is here.
For the Hell of it.
Love it. Enjoyed your panel on blogging at the B2B Forum. Hope you’re still enjoying Shrugged. 🙂
Thanks for the comment, Bobby. Still plowing through Atlas Shrugged. Will blog about it when I’m done; it’s really got me thinking. So curious to hear what your employees thought when you gave them each a copy!