I’ve questioned on several occasions why someone would want to start a blog. Is it conceit or egocentricity to think more people would be interested in what you have to say than can be reached by normal e-mail? What is the motivation to even consider such an undertaking?
What even is so worthwhile that some reader would give up their time, which we seem to have less of all the time, to read whatever I have to say? Everyone has a blog these days. Is there really that much worth saying? Everything I consider important already has been said by someone. What possibly can be so unique about my perspective on some subject? Do I really need to add my “me too”?
I do not pretend to know where current trends in personal communications are heading. Consider what changes have come along over the last century: from personal letters, newspapers, telephones, e-mail, social networking, to blogs…just to name a few. Personal privacy has been a myth for many years but we at least still had the illusion of privacy. Perhaps because so little privacy is left is the reason that people are willing to dispense with that small remaining remnant and publish it for the entire world to see so everyone will know it.
Call me a skeptic!