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By Brian Biddle

Why (i) Blog?


This week, Bob Ambrogi wrote a great article outlining the benefits of legal blogging beyond marketing. Phrases like: a creative outlet, makes you smarter, builds relationships, opens doors, improves your writing, and serves others stood out to me as key. In reading that post, one could only be inspired to start blogging.

Today, Garry, our COO, posted a question on Linkedin asking: “Why do you blog?

The answer for me lies within the reason I chose not to. Blogging was a challenge I ran from and avoided due to my feelings of inadequacy. Reading and writing have been a hurdle for me as I struggle with a vision issue called convergence insufficiency. A condition in which my eyes are unable to work together when looking at nearby objects. This condition causes one eye to turn outward instead of inward, with the other eye creating double or blurred vision. As a result, words move, my eyes can jump around, my focus is impaired, and reading comprehension does not happen easily. As a kid, I thought I was dumb and believed that lie (and still struggle with that lie) for a long time. Taking notes from an overhead projector in school was pure torture that often resulted in migraines and tunnel vision.

Blogging is a means by which to rediscover your voice, to learn to share your thoughts with others, and by doing so to help us all get smarter faster.

—Euan Semple

So why blog? I blog because I’m not good at it. I blog because it’s a muscle I want to strengthen. I blog because there’s value in writing about where you are in life, what you’ve done, and what you’re thinking.

Since starting my blog in 2018, it’s not been easy as it sputtered to death last year and then reignition this past January. I may falter again, and that’s OK. The key is to get back up and keep going.

Why do you blog?

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