I just noticed that I’ve reached a milestone in blog publishing, with 3,000 posts published at NevilleHobson.com since I started this blog in 2006.
I published my first post here on February 22, 2006. That’s 2,392 days ago, so 3,000 posts works out at roughly a post-and-a-bit a day. Not sure what that actually means but I’m seeing the 3,000 number as a milestone to note.
It doesn’t include writing on what’s now my archive blog where I wrote between 2002 and 2006: I haven’t checked how many posts I wrote there. Nor does it includes more recent places like Posterous and of course micro-blogging on Twitter, whose 140-character missives are posts, just like this blog; I have over 55,000 of them at Twitter.
There’s often talk about is blogging dead or is it worth continuing (the latest of the latter coming today from Paul Sutton). In my view, it is worth doing for many reasons, whether you’re writing “long-form content” such as a on a blog like this, or just tweeting or Facebooking (those status updates are posts, too).
Here are just five reasons:
- You have something to say that you think others will find interesting.
- You have an itch that writing about it publicly will scratch.
- You want to engage in conversation through writing.
- You like thinking out loud.
- You want a means that helps you focus your thinking on topics that interest you.
All of the above apply to me. If you’re a blogger, I bet they apply to you as well.
Any other reasons come to mind? Why not blog about it…