As I was sending out a few blogging tips to one of my wonderful blog followers, I started to think…
“Why do I blog?”
If you’re a blogger and you haven’t considered this, or it’s been a while since you have *pause* for a minute and jot down a few reasons why you blog…
Just a hobby
Do you like to receive money? Like to talk about yourself? Who doesn’t? Check out this post on Jillian Ney’s blog, Why People Post Their Innermost Thoughts on Social Media.
A few excerpts:
“…the researchers found that the act of disclosing information about ourselves activates the same sensation of pleasure in the brain that we get from eating food, receiving money…”
“We are intrinsically motivated to share our thoughts and lives with others. I suppose it’s the same offline, we share our lives and thoughts with friends. The difference is the number of people we can reach with that ‘thought’ on social media and the fact that it’s written down, in a picture, audio or video. Either way we share because we receive pleasure rewards.”
Blogging is not the same as sending a tweet, but it is similar in many ways. I’m enjoying the sense of community blogging and tweeting can bring. It cost nothing, but time at the moment and it’s the best way to connect personally and professionally with people you won’t see on a regular basis.
If you’re an awesome evaluator, do you want to teach people about cutting edge research and advances in the field? Do you like to highlight your evaluation journey and invite others to tag along? Do you have a niche in evaluation that you’d like to share?
Seriously, why do you blog? What do you or your readers have to gain from your next post?