Good question really. I guess I blog for a couple of reasons:
1) Its a neat way to keep those that live nearby and far away up on what’s going on here in my neck of the woods. I always messed around with personal websites that were a pain in the butt to maintain and keep fresh/current. With my blog I can just throw a few pics online of a weekend get together or send a quick shout out to someone far away.
2) Its for me. My blog is the one thing that I write that is completely for my benefit. I spend much of my professional life working on items that require collaboration or affect various other people. My blog is about me and for me. Anyone is welcome to drop by to read or comment. But if you don’t like it…
3) I spend so much time reading other people’s blogs that it just makes sense to have one myself.
4)I like blogging better than any other form of Internet communication (well maybe not as much as IM). Email has its benefits but outside of work I do not use it much. Newsgroups are too agressive – there is always someone looking for a flame. Chat rooms are too intrusive. ASL?
5)While I may not use it as much as I want, I like having a place where I can write openly about things that matter, or just subjects that I find interesting. Its a way to express yourself on topics that you wouldn’t normally have an avenue to.