Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Why Bother?

I was asked the other day why I bother with this blog. "It looks like you are writing to yourself. Why don't you just keep a journal. Only one person ever comments and you could just talk with him on the phone." All of that is pretty much true. I do hear from a few other people who say they check out my blog from time to time, but it isn't on anyone's must see list. So, why bother?

I have several reasons for blogging. 1) I want to change the world. 2) Writing to the public in general helps me clarify my thinking and remember why I am doing what I am doing. 3) To make any progress toward a goal or vision you must constantly evaluate what you are doing. You must check to see that the decisions you are making are moving you toward your goal. That's what I mostly use the blog for. It is a chance for me to sit down and think about what I am doing in light of my vision. I like it when people comment. I like thinking that there are people out there reading about what I am doing. It keeps me honest with myself. But I write mostly for me.

There is an interesting article on the Bioneers website by Paul Hawkins. I really want to comment on it, but I'm not up to taking on Paul this late at night. Maybe I'll find the time tomorrow.
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