Why Do I Blog?

To my surprise and chagrin, I've been meme-ed! Thanks to Adrian over at A Rain of Frogs, I've been tagged with the "Why do I Blog Meme.

It's a good question, and a hard one to answer.
I think it all started in 2000, when I realized an ex was reading the analog diaries stuffed in my bedside table. For shame.
That episode begat the LiveJournal Era.
From there, it seemed to escalate.  Before I knew it, there were half a dozen different Live Journals, all created with various audiences and topics in mind.  This was back in the day when LiveJournal was the only game in town. That lasted a few years, until I realized that I could grow up a little.

Why Blog?
The Wiz often asks me that exact question.  For me, it's about building relationships and having conversations.  Learning, sharing the learning and hopefully having it lead where I least expect it.  I've been writing since I could write. I'm one of those oddies who've have a written history forever.  This is significant, as my long term memory is for shite. My blog keeps track of the topics I'm thinking about, what I'm working on and what I'm interested in.  Without it, I wouldn't have an anchor for my thoughts.  Take that as you will.

Blogging reminds me that everything is public, and personal privacy is just a few mouse clicks from being lost. When you can be approached at a conference with a question of "Are you jules@jules.ca" - you realize that your backyard is incredibly huge, and that there are many people in it :-)

Jules.ca is technical (mostly), and is my public persona, in all its odd and oddly interesting glory.
North of the 49th is curious - and fills a void in the Canadian Blogosphere. Plus, it also allows me to keep track of the goodies I find on the 'net. If someone else gets value, that's just gravy. It's still just in its infancy. I watch it grow daily.

So - why do YOU blog?

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