Since we are currently going through the annual “This is the year blogging makes a comeback!” cycle, here are a couple of posts I saw recently about the value of publishing your thoughts—even if you don’t have an audience.
Clive Thompson in How Blogging Changes The Way You Think:
Like most people, my head is full of thoughts and stuff I have opinions on. I conduct enthusiastic debates in my head, and internally anyway, I’m always super convincing, right? But when I sit down to write a blog post about something — that’s when I have to figure out what I really think, and what I really know, about a subject.
Kyle Lambert in Reasons to keep writing even when no one shows up:
When you write on a personal site, you create a library of content. Libraries allow you to reference the things you learned and share them when questions arise. In addition, they are searchable and benefit others. […] Write down what you learn. You will find it valuable later.