Why Blog? Part I

I’ve thought about that question a lot over the last year but still can’t answer the question to my own satisfaction.

I think why I am finally putting some thoughts down on a blog boils down to the following:

  1. I like finding and reading blogs where the authors have good, interesting information to share, backed up by knowledge and even expertise on the topic. The liberation and flee flow of information is one of the great things about the internet, always has been. Except when the information is crap.
  2. I’ve spent over a decade now in the digital media business, and I’ve got opinions I want to share once in a while. I haven’t done that until now because I’ve been employed at a public technology company, where I was paid for my thoughts and ideas, and it would have been rude and uncool to share them while getting a paycheck (call me old-fashioned). That employment comes to an end officially at end of this month, so now I will be able to write more freely about these topics.
  3. I also have opinions on other topics, notably foreign affairs and politics.
  4. I just want to experiment a little with this new medium, so that I understand it better.

So, I’ll post here irregularly. But, I hope, the information here will be useful to some people, some of the time. And, if no one ever reads this, does it — like the proverbial tree falling in the forest — really exist?