Why I Blog

6 Aug

If you think about what a blog is, it’s kind of silly. A place for people to write whatever they want for as long as they want and “publish” it to the World Wide Web for everybody in the world to read. The thing is, almost nobody reads a majority of the blogs out there, apart from that particular blogger’s girlfriend, parents, and best friend. Then there is the blogger who takes themselves far too seriously and you find yourself grimacing at their sesquipedalian posts of normal mundane things.

Now, to answer the question of why I blog. I blog because I have grown up around technology and the web and have always had a general fascination with trying and experimenting with new social mediums.  While blogging itself is certainly not new, it is new to me, therefore I want to give it a go. Also, I am highly interested in social media and I already have Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc., etc. I figure I might as well add blogging to the mix. More than anything, I think blogs offer people a great way to communicate their thoughts and opinions while creating another environment for conversation to take place. Now, Will my blog be one that is only read by my girlfriend, parents, and best friends? Perhaps. Will I use analytics and track every single “hit” that my blog gets? Definitely. Will I take myself too seriously? I’ll certainly try not to. Will I post on my other social media outlets every time I create a new post? Of course, because I read your blogs when you post them, so I expect you to do the same! (ok that’s not true, I don’t read all of them, but I do read some).

Finally, you can expect to read about my current adventures in my post-graduate-pre-career life while I try to stay productive and pursue some lofty goals. I mean, what better time to start a blog than while I’m unemployed? Am I right? I’ll be posting about a variety of topics varying from my current pursuit to buy an investment property to my fan-boyism of all things Apple. I hope you like what you read.

–  Colby

8 Responses to “Why I Blog”

  1. The Momma August 9, 2010 at 7:29 PM #

    You are my blogging hero! Looking forward to the blogging adventure with you!

    • colbynelson August 9, 2010 at 8:08 PM #

      Thanks the Momma! I’m glad I have reached the “parents-read-my-blog” status.

  2. The Ging August 10, 2010 at 3:30 AM #

    Keep up the good grammar!

  3. Cooper Spicecake August 10, 2010 at 4:41 AM #

    I want a “Because I blog…”

  4. The Girlfriend August 16, 2010 at 1:28 PM #

    I LOVE YOUR BLOG! You write so well! I wish I was as smart as you! (:

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