So, Why Blogs?
Well, the short answer is "because I can."
The long answer, though, explains it better.
It's easy to write about what I'm up to at a given time; "Today I did this..." or "Today I saw this, and it was fun..." but that's about it. It's just a record of what I did. While I've been spending some time curating my old blog entries I'm reminded of the moments I wrote about, and it reminded me of how I felt at the time. It was more than just what I was doing. I was able, just for this brief moment, to get back into my head from 3 or 5 years ago, and remember what I was thinking.
I remember reading an old post about a bad customer service experience I had at a laundromat. Click here to read the original post. Just reading the title, "Customer Service Goes A Long Way" I might briefly think "Yeah, it does" and shrug it off, and keep reading. I read through that post, and I remembered that day far more vividly. I remember how that interaction made me feel, and I enjoyed that level of reminiscence that these blog posts give me.
Granted, this is just an example. I'm not sitting here pining over my customer service experience at a local laundromat, but it's those little things that remind me of why I'm writing these blogs. It really is a nice way to remember these special moments in the future. A picture is worth 1000 words, but sometimes the words are worth far more than that.