Why Do I Blog?

Why do I blog? Why do I blog? Why does anyone blog?  Well they are both good questions, but I can only share with you the answer to the first question… The real answer to the next one is hard to nail down because everyone has their own reasons. What I can do is give you some insight into mine.

When I started blogging back in 2006 on my first WordPress.com blog it was because I wanted to share my thoughts on sales and management with the goal of networking with some like minded people, sorting out my thoughts, helping other people and maybe picking up the occasional consulting gig.  To be honest, it worked fabulously! I met some great people, secured several consulting jobs, and even launched a social network and podcast called Sales Management 2.0!

My next blog was a health and fitness blog called Running For 365 Days. On this blog I shared my experiences as a runner. When I started this blog I was just starting my doctoral program, so it fell apart after a few months because I was simply too busy to write as much as I wanted to (daily). At the same time I was also trying to launch an education blog to share my experience in my doctoral program, but again it was all just too much.

That brings us to this blog: Just My Life in Words or The Uber Geek! This is the place where I am pulling it all into one place. It lets me blog about all the things I care about, but if it takes a few weeks to come up with something on one topic it’s no biggie because I have probably written something on at least one of the 15 topics I am covering.

Now that tells you what I have blogged, but not really why… Well it sounds silly, but in part to change the world. I think about a lot of stuff and I am a pretty smart guy so I like the idea of using the internet to leverage my voice and spread ideas. I also do it to help and inspire others. I hope that people will read about my thoughts on leadership, sales, and sales management and learn that the industry is about helping people and not making a quick buck off someone. I also hope they will learn that you don’t have to be a pushy jerk to be successful as a sales manager. I hope people will see how I lost over 30 pounds so far eating paleo and running and give it a go! I’m a geek and I like to share cool things and share games I think are fun! I’m also in the dissertation phase of my doctorate of education where I am studying gamification so this lets me flush out thoughts and network with others interested in my topic. Finally I have 2 beautiful girls who I love very much and I hope long after I am gone they will be able to read my thoughts and take a little something from it that will help them out some day, or maybe gain some insight into who I am as a man and not just as their father.

As you can see I am just one person and I have a LOT of reasons why I blog and I can promise you this is not an exhaustive list. So the real question is why do YOU blog? If you don’t why SHOULD you blog? Share your thoughts in the comments. I’d love to talk to you about it!

-Brad

PS: If your looking for a GREAT book on how to get started blogging I highly suggest you check out Pro Blogger by Darren Rowse! It’s truly fantastic and will help you with all aspects of blogging whether its as a career or hobby!

8 Responses to Why Do I Blog?
  1. Oscar Gonzalez
    December 2, 2012 | 12:03 am

    Very interesting, I think we have a few things in common with the geek stuff. Your story with blogging sounds familiar. Good luck with this one this time around and I’m glad you’ve joined the #30DBC
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  3. Sotiris
    December 2, 2012 | 10:18 am

    I am also a keen blogging fan too great topic for a blog post :-)

  4. Yanko Karamanov
    December 2, 2012 | 11:10 am

    Good post. I think you rock Brad.I change my topics the same way.Start my blog about ways to make money, and now I am so much in to the social media and now writing only about social media.I feel it’s good to write about different things on your blog.

  5. MCKovacs
    December 3, 2012 | 10:12 am

    Great question, excellent answer! I too feel the need to share what’s inside my head, or at least some of it anyway! ; ) I’ve often been told I should have been a teacher. that would have been a bad idea; blogging is a better and safer outlet!

    • Brad
      December 3, 2012 | 3:42 pm

      Lol… I have been told the same thing. For me blogging is like teaching but I can’t be fired!

  6. Janet Stephenson (@JanetLouise8)
    December 4, 2012 | 2:20 pm

    Brad,

    I could have written this part myself: “but in part to change the world. I think about a lot of stuff and I am a pretty smart guy so I like the idea of using the internet to leverage my voice and spread ideas. I also do it to help and inspire others.”

    Well, except for the guy part. :) I look forward to reading and sharing with you!

    Janet
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    • Brad
      December 4, 2012 | 4:21 pm

      Thanks for the comments! It’s always good to know that someone read your writing and liked it! :)

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