Why I blog…

Click to enlarge. Haters about in politics; I was one. I don’t play that game anymore. This post from a blogging ‘enemy’ shows up in the top of Google search no matter how many other good things I post and it serves as a reminder for me…

I recently wrote the following as a response to a comment made by one of the blog’s most ardent followers and promoters and I thought I’d share it as a post. It speaks to why I do what I do and how I do it…

Stephen, you might be interested to know that I actually got my start in political blogging. Back in 2008, I was considered one of the top political bloggers in the state of Wisconsin — that in and a dollar will get you a cup of coffee at McDonald’s. It will also get you a lot of enemies [as you can see in the first page of my Google search]. Eventually, I quit political blogging because quite frankly, it wasn’t healthy for me. For the first time in two decades I am sitting out the presidential election and observing from the sidelines…

In my business life I am an Internet marketing freelancer and I use this blog to help me stay familiar with WordPress.com because I use this tool for many of my clients. The dirty little secret is that I curate this content as a reminder to me so that when I need encouragement, I can search my own blog — if I took the time to post it, it’s probably pretty good [for me, anyway!]. Of course I could keep these things in Evernote and just enjoy them myself, but sharing them is my way of working out my 12th step of recovery. I post these things in a public forum in hopes that the Universe will use them to help one other person with a positive thought when they need it most. It’s also away that I can help great thinkers amplify their thoughts and I like to do what I can in that regard as well. At end of the day, however, it’s like I told blogger David Kanigan this morning — it’s the blogger that benefits the most…

Thanks for stopping by! Be encouraged — reblog what you need and leave the rest…

3 thoughts on “Why I blog…

  1. An excellent post on the potential impacts of blogging. The Internet exposes us and our thinking in ways never imagined before in history. It brings risk and reward. I hope we each find more reward.

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