Your Blog Is What You Make It ➝

Matt Birchler:

I’m here to say that I think that blogs are amazing. Every one is different and brings something to the table that you’re not going to see anywhere else. Some blogs are more official and have teams of writers, strict editing processes, timed releases, and a functioning revenue model. Others are tiny one man shops where someone is just excited about something and decides to write about it.

If you publish a weblog of your own or follow, even just a handful of them regularly, you need to read this piece. This bit towards the end especially hit home with me:

This is my corner of the internet and I use it to write the things that I want to see out there in the world. The fact that I have an audience that reads this stuff and gives me feedback on it is a huge bonus, and I am incredibly appreciative of everyone who does, but I’d be doing this even if there was nobody on the other side of the “Publish” button.

This is the best thing I’ve read all week.