- helps me clarify my thoughts, when I know other people are going to be reading them.
- forces a certain discipline on my erratic and hectic schedule.
- is my personal thought outlet.
- is my way of communicating what’s going on in my world with those I rarely talk to.
- forces me to maintain excellent communication skills.
All good reasons. Then I asked why people read other people’s blogs. Here are 5 of those answers.
- How I keep up with a certain topic that I know in which I know that person is an expert.
- How I maintain my knowledge in a certain industry or space.
- Entertainment or high value content on any particular subject.
- I read blogs for constantly updated content.
- Part of my daily routine.
Personally, I blog to share my experience and knowledge to help others who are going through or will go through what I have already experienced in my years in the tech startup world. I blogged for several years about the international adoption process, also to share my ongoing experiences in that very specific part of life. I read many, many blogs for the exact purpose that I write: I want to see the potholes, ditches, train wrecks, and brick walls that I’m about to hit so I can avoid them or have the proper tools to knock them down.
This reason is the same reason I created Atlanta Tech Blogs. There are so many similar startups in Atlanta – we are very strong in the marketing software, med tech, fin tech, and security spaces – that it’s silly not to keep up with the successful and unsuccessful startups that you may be trying to emulate along your way to unicorn land.
That’s why I blog and why I read lots of other blogs. Why do you?