Why I am addicted to blogging.

During Friday’s impromptu Liquid Lunch, Matt Davis and I discussed the perils of blogging. Until then, I hadn’t really thought about why I blog other than I am addicted to it.

So, here is what I have learned from over a year of writing consistently here on sharedidiz:

Blogging is an idea playground: When you take the time to write out your thoughts for the world to see, it helps you test theories and flush out ideas that are noodling around in your brain. It allows you to stand back and think about the bigger picture that gets clouded by day to day work in your shop.

Blogging builds relationships: You get to know fascinating and passionate people you would not otherwise have the opportunity to meet. The written word has a lot of power and you can form life enriching relationships with people you rarely ever see in person.

{Blogging is both scary and comforting at the same time} You put yourself out there in a very naked way which can be both thrilling and scary. More often than not, you find that people share the same feelings you do. And then you learn more about yourself through that process.

Blogging provides a unique education and opens doors: You discover real meaning in your work so it has purpose well beyond the walls of your office. And you suddenly hold yourself accountable to the thoughts you put in public view and to the people who read them. Then doors open more easily and opportunities come your way that no fancy schmancy degree could ever provide.

Blogging provides immeasurable rewards: You treasure the comments and emails you receive and find yourself in disbelief that anyone would actually take the time to read your words. This just fuels the addiction to this thing called blogging and propels you to write just one more time.

Advertisements

About giraphcu

Greetings and salutations! Welcome to gira{ph}, a strategic marketing firm that helps credit unions amplify their greatness to create chemistry with consumers. The credit union movement has given so much to us. This is our way of giving back. Enjoy!
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s