Fin de siècle! 100th post!

So, this is my 100th post. To commemorate the occasion I’ve decided to try and break 200 by the end of the year. There’s about 100 days left, so this should keep my busy every day.

I find that I like blogging for a lot of reasons, and I don’t think vanity is one of them. Blogging turns writing and information collecting into a performance art; much more interesting than stamp-collecting to me.

First, it’s fun during the day when I think of something to know that it has a home. Instead of scribbling it down in some notebook that I file on the shelf I can feed it into a living document to be shared.

Second, it helps me hone my writing skills. Writing is a skill that would help me immensely at work and at school. I sometimes can write effortlessly, but more often it is a struggle to get a single paragraph out. Having a format in which I can do anything helps me to get the write juices flowing (pun intended) and silence that little self-doubt demon that’s the bane of so many’s creativity.

Third, it keeps me honest. Because this forum is open to any eyeballs that surf by, I feel sort of accountable for the content, and since the content is derived from my life, I feel that I should keep a clean act.

Fourth, things can be tedious or they can be fun. And if you can transmute the tedious into the fun, you win at life. Blogging is fun now.

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