Austin Kleon is reflecting on 15 years of blogging and why he is still excited about it. It’s concise and insightful. His three main points:
15 years of blogging (and 3 reasons I keep going)
- To leave a trace
- To figure out what I have to say.
- Because I like it.
It’s a short read worth its time. It also contains great quote from Marc Weidenbaum on using writing to figure things out:
Don’t leave writing to writers. Don’t delegate your area of interest and knowledge to people with stronger rhetorical resources. You’ll find your voice as you make your way. There is, however, one thing to learn from writers that non-writers don’t always understand. Most writers don’t write to express what they think. They write to figure out what they think. Writing is a process of discovery. Blogging is an essential tool toward meditating over an extended period of time on a subject you consider to be important.Bring Out Your Blogs
I don’t write a lot on this blog. Not nearly as much as I’d like to. But over the years there are now 60ish little artifacts that I found interesting to either collect links to or write up myself. It’s a nice little scrapbook that continues to grow over time.