Writer and artist Austin Kelon pointed out the other day that he has been blogging for 15 years!
It’s kind of crazy when you realize Facebook was founded only one year earlier.
He says he is going to keep going (he actually wrote a book titled Keep Going) for 3 reasons:
- To leave a trace
- To figure out what I have to say
- Because I like it
These all resonate with me deeply.
I mean, the idea of leaving a trace online is similar to my entire blogging manifesto.
Second, nearly everything I write here is an exercise in thinking out loud,
And, finally, I may not be great at writing, but it doesn’t matter. Does it?
Thankfully, the longer you blog the harder it is to quit too (Lindy).
Kleon got it right in 2015 when he said:
One little blog post is nothing on its own, but publish a thousand blog posts over a decade, and it turns into your life’s work. This blog has been my sketchbook, my studio, my gallery, my storefront, and my salon. Absolutely everything good that has happened in my career can be traced back in some way to this blog. My books, my art shows, my speaking gigs, some of my best friendships—they all exist because I have my own little piece of turf on the Internet.