The last few days I’ve been thinking a lot about why I write my blog. I’ve given much thought as to whether it’s because of an incessant need to be heard or get my voice out. No doubt there are days when that’s the case. There are times when I want to be heard by others for whom I have a lot of respect. Please forgive me for my vanity.
After deep introspection I concluded that the reason I write is because it forces me to learn. I love learning! I crave the feeling I get when I discover a new author or find new information about some topic. The more I learn the more I realize how little I know, which drives me to learn more. I love the quote by Eric Hoffer: “In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.” I never want to be ‘learned,’ but ever learning.
What are the reasons you write? If you have a blog please leave me a comment with a link so I can read what you write about.
May 29, 2008 at 1:52 pm
I do not have a blog site, however, I often turn to Leadership Now and reflect there when the opportunity strikes me. That led me to your blog. I wanted to say that your 2 insights hit the mark and I believe are universally sound: 1. To write is to force yourself to learn. 2. Each new piece of knowledge we acquire reinforces how little we really already know and brings humility to us all. In essense the more you know, the more you realize how little you know. What a scarry enigma.
May 29, 2008 at 4:05 pm
Matthew, thanks for leaving a comment. As much as I love to learn I still need to force myself at times. My blog has been very helpful in that area. -Michael
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January 10, 2010 at 4:47 pm
I usually don’t post on Blogs but ya forced me to, great info.. excellent! … I’ll add a backlink and bookmark your site.
I’m Out! 🙂