1. Individuality and community.
Blogging gives us the best of both, lets us develop our self in “the collective heartbeat”. (Anne Lamott)
2. The freedom.
Anything goes: some days this is my own TED stage or talk show. On others, my stand-up. Sometimes it’s my notebook.
3. The empowering.
You can take yourself as seriously as you want to and ask others to.
4. The humbling.
You remember you’re just a leaf in the forest. Let’s keep it real.
5. The immediacy, the organic exchange.
6. The traffic.
The comment board is the interface of lives and a place where people can lend their perspective to expand yours.
7. The pay-out.
It’s the immigrant ethos. You sight unchartered space in blogosphere, nothing in your pocket. You stake your ground, work hard, and can build something of worth.
8. The low maintenance.
Comb my hair? Figure out which top to wear? I can blog in my bathrobe behind my smiling avatar, ever presentable.
9. The low cost.
I got the premium plan to keep the ads away, for your sake and mine. I felt vandalized when they started popping up. There is no motive for my writing other than the joy and I’m not here to mark out a trail to a pretty place that empties your wallet. Anyway, at 27 cents a day it beats spending on gas and an overrated drink at Starbucks.
10. The Efficiency.
I’m all set. Honey, no need to write anything for my funeral. Just pull up the comments for the eulogies!