In my attempt to discuss various social networking sites, (see the other post here) I was going to discuss blogs next. But the other day I read this interesting post from Cindy R. Wilson that talks about the real reason she started blogging. Which also happens to be the reason I started blogging.
Now, as often happens, there have been wonderful things that I've learned from blogging. I've made friends and gotten more confident in a lot of areas. I'm not doing this just to "build a platform". (If I was, I think I would have quit a while ago.)
It got me thinking, though. A lot of people I know don't blog with any marketing motive at all. Some blog just for fun. (like Nic, for example) Others don't even release their real names (Hi, Moonrat! *waves*) But they blog, and not only do they blog, but they blog consistently, not giving up.
So now I figured before I talk about blogging as a social network, I should take a poll.
Why did YOU start blogging? And what made you keep going?