Blogging? Blogging.

I’ve finally re-re-re-fired up this blog as a blog.

Regularly reading Dave Winer write about the open web, and where blogging fits in around all these walled gardens, has made a lot of sense to me lately.

I post very regularly on Google+ (you should follow me there), and for a while I’ve felt like my mini-rants were worthwhile, but perhaps not ‘blog worthy’. That line of thinking is horse shit, of course. A blog can be whatever you want it to be, and whether people are actively reading it or not shouldn’t necessarily be the primary motivator for me.

So here I am, desperately trying to post daily-ish, even if it’s just sharing a great link or two. I’m hoping that staying motivated by staying disciplined will help me become a better writer (of blog posts, at least).

And at the very least if no one ever reads this, at least it’s still mine.

Further reading:

“A good blog exists independently of people reading it. Even if no one read my blog, I’d still write it. Not exactly sure why. Maybe it’s something like this — I would still cook even if I was the only person eating.” – A note about blogging

“We can avoid this, it’s not too late. You have a choice. Post your writing to places other than Medium. And when you see something that’s interesting and not on Medium, give it some extra love. Push it to your friends. Like it on Facebook, RT it on Twitter. Give people more reasons to promote diversity on the web, not just in who we read, but who controls what we read.” – Anywhere but Medium

“Other than writing a daily blog (a practice that’s free, and priceless), reading more blogs is one of the best ways to become smarter, more effective and more engaged in what’s going on. The last great online bargain.” – Read more blogs

“I’ve said this 1,000 times before and I’ll continue to repeat myself (since I get new readers fairly consistently) but the only thing that matters when writing (publicly, privately, for personal use or professionally) is that you write. Period. Nothing else really matters.” – Results from a Blog Experiment: 365 Days and 5,000 Posts

Karl Smith is a New Zealander living in Melbourne, Australia. He's an art and design, tech, and pop culture enthusiast. Previous gigs include musician, concierge, picture framer, designer and product manager.