A note about blogging

Dave Winer

A good blog exists independently of people reading it.

Even if no one read my blog, I'd still write it. Not exactly sure why. Maybe it's something like this — I would still cook even if I was the only person eating.

I write because I am a writer. It would be the same if I was being paid for writing vs doing it for free, which is pretty much how I've always blogged. There was a brief time when pieces I wrote here were edited and published by Wired. But I still wrote the same stuff.

Some people seem to feel the need to justify blogging, blogging is still alive they say, but it's actually more than alive blogging is a cultural fixture.

I really enjoyed reading this post by Dave Winer about blogging. He makes a great point that a good blog exists independently of people reading it. It's not about the number of views or likes, it's about the act of writing itself.

I've always felt the same way about blogging. I blog because I enjoy writing and sharing my thoughts with others. Even if no one ever read my blog, I would still do it.

I think Dave's advice is especially important for those who are just starting out as bloggers. It's easy to get discouraged if you don't get a lot of traffic or engagement at first. But if you're passionate about writing, don't give up. Just keep writing, and eventually you'll find an audience.

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