Why Do I Blog?
Kev Quirk asks:
Why do you blog?
I usually answer Why are you like that questions — which I get asked with some frequency, for good or ill — with “I can’t help it. It’s in my nature.” The constant puttering, interspersed with oversharing that ranges from instructive to awkward? That’s just me. I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t do that.
But this came across my RSS feed, and it works too.
“It seems stupid I would put out an album,” says Fiona Apple, of her terrific new record, Fetch the Bolt Cutters. “But this is what I know how to do.”
I love that: “This is what I know how to do.”
– Austin Kleon, Do what you know how to do
That’s true too. There are ways to putter and rant besides blogging. I could have a YouTube channel. But this is what I know how to do.