Friday, December 07, 2012

Blogs Aren't Going Anywhere

Blogging is only dead if you want it to be.

Personally, I think it’s more alive than ever before. In fact, I believe blogs work for a number reasons.

Blogs work because they drip. It’s the continuum of output that has volume and gravity and narrative, all of which will carry your name to a wider pool potential work. What did you write today?

Blogs work because they heal. It’s the digital surfboard for riding the waves of life’s anxiety, your very small way to nudge the world in a positive direction. How are you writing through the pain?

Blogs work because they insist. It’s the dangling sword of obligation and its built in accountability of having to show up every day for readers that keeps you in the game. What’s your publishing schedule?

Blogs work because they reinforce. It’s the power of pressing the publish button that reminds your heart you’ve built up sufficient meaning capital to hold you over for another day. Have you decided to matter?

Blogs aren’t going anywhere.

Not the good ones.