Now that I’m blogging, I wonder how I lived without it! It’s a whole new medium for self-expression, when I think about it. Not like public speaking. Not like writing letters to the editor. Not like keeping a journal. Not like writing an article for publication. It’s like all of these and none of these — expressive but anonymous (for people like me, who wish to remain anonymous).
Some of the same challenges apply, however: self-discipline, focussing, editing, etc. And there’s a danger that having passed the big hurdle, I’ll feel like I’ve ‘succeeded’, and lose my motivation to keep regularly expressing my ideas and feelings. Better think this process through carefully — but not for too long! 🙂