Obviously I’m a big advocate of this whole blogging thing. However, don’t take my word for it. Here are two fine examples of why you, a normal human, should blog:
- Gainful employment. Jeremy Zawodny explains how blogging can get you a job (or a better one than you currently have). I like to refer to this generally as “building the brand of me”. Like Jeremy, I’ve received enquiries from employers as a result of this site, and have gotten at least three clients thanks to it.
- Help other people. I wish all the best to Kim, Tod Maffin’s wife who was recently diagnosed with MS. She’s displaying admirable courage and generosity by writing about her experiences. This reminded me of another example of brave writing (and drawing) about illness, the excellent Mom’s Cancer.
Don’t want a job or have a serious illness? Don’t sweat it, there are plenty of other reasons to blog.
UPDATE #2: If you do want to blog, here’s a good round-up of hosted services.