I often find myself trying to find the words for a big blog post that will make a powerful impact. I keep forgetting that writers write... and if I only write when I'm sure I'm going to change the world...it ain't gonna happen.
Over the years, I filled the pages of paper journals with all of my thoughts, obsessions, emotions, and memories; and then a couple of years ago, I threw them all away. I realized I didn't know who would want to read them (or even who I would want to read them), BUT each one helped me process my life at the time.
I'm trying to think of my blog in that same way, I write this because I feel like I have something to say, a personal reflection. I write at work all day; and I believe that product makes a positive contribution to the world at large. But this blog, hopefully, can make a positive contribution, even if just in a small way, to those who find and read it.
But at the end of the day, I write this blog because writers write.