Blog – Record ideas or publish them?

Just read an interesting article written by Robert X. Cringely entitled Together at Last where Bob muses about weblogs and their function. In his article, Bob asks the question if web log or blogs are for recording ideas or for publishing them. Bob postulates that the best use of blogs is to teach us more about ourselves.

This was a really interesting article from Bob, whose weekly columns are awesome and I highly recommend you add him to your must-read list. I just wish Bob would offer up a feed for easy syndication. Being the techie that he is, I’m surprised he hasn’t jumped on this yet.

The interesting thing for me reading this article was the discussion I’ve had with people about why I blog. My answer is always the chicks – Chicks love guys who blog and so… ;-) But seriously, I blog to capture and record my ideas and publishing just happens to be the side effect of that process. I blog and encourage others to do so because of what blogging allows me to do – It allows me capture my ideas, articulate them and preserve them for another day. I blog for myself and don’t really do it for an audience and that’s the hard part to explain to new bloggers. Write about anything that excites you, interests you and the audience will find you. So start blogging…