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Thursday, October 06, 2005

The benefit of blogging

Trevor Cook's blog, Corporate Engagement, directed me to a great quote from Neal Boorstin (here):

"I write to discover what I think," he
explained. "After all, the bars aren't open that early."

I've long thought that in-depth writing - primarily white papers - forced me to really learn a subject and think through my position. This resulted not only in a contribution to the body of knowledge (and I'm sure that part is debatable :-) ), but also forced me to think through my convictions and verify my assumptions. I'm noticing that blogging is having a similar effect, but in a smaller, bite-sized way.

If you're not doing some type of reflective writing - blogging, keeping a journal, etc. - I'd recommend it based on my experience.

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