My Blog Purpose Statement

May 31, 2014 - 2 minute read -

Blogs can tend towards narcisism, since at their core, most bloggers write with the idea that there will be readers of the thing, i.e. they believe that their writing is worth reading. To avoid the tendency towards narcisism, and to keep things in line with the intent of imparting wisdom and knowledge, rather than just blathering about this or that, I’ve decided to come up with a purpose statement for the blog as well as a set of rules for myself as to what I will strive to do and not do.

In my over four decades of life, as well as twenty, hmph something years or so professional experience, I have learned a few things, and I often forget that not everybody knows what I’ve learned (duh). Thus, in a spirit of wisdom, I will endeavor to spread the things that I think might be useful for others to know. Not so that I can gain “imaginary internet points,” (I don’t post links to Hacker News or reddit, at least any more) or gain a blog following so much as to provide things that I wish I didn’t have to learn the hard way, and so can ease the lives of others. That is not to say that those things do not indicate at least the wisdom transfer side of things is working properly, or that I’m at least good at writing link titles that someone else finds catchy enough to post on reddit or HN.

TL;DR: I try to write only when I have something to say.