Thursday, September 24, 2009

100th Post - What I've Learned

This is my one-hundredth post. Although this isn't very much for some that have blogged for years, it's still a meaningful milestone for myself. So in no particular order, here are a few things I've learned from blogging over the past few months:
  • It's difficult to write on a consistent basis
  • It's difficult to write meaningful thoughts nearly every night
  • Quality and quantity are two extremely different and usually unrelated concepts
  • Blogging is a combination of sharing, exhibitionism, bragging, begging, helping, supporting, teaching, and learning
  • To blog is to shed fear, one post at a time
  • To blog, one must be ready for Internet-wide criticism - sometimes legitimate and sometimes absurd
  • The line between modesty and apprehension is very thin
  • Blogging isn't purely a science or an art form
  • Spellcheck can't replace a good proof-read
  • Giving up isn't necessarily bad and I see why some choose to stop blogging
  • But for me, there is something inherently rewarding about thinking out loud.
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