Why We Blog

Watch out! It's a blog fly!Dave Rogers: “Even that’s not my reason for abandoning social media, it’s just that I don’t want to be a part of it. I don’t want my photographs, my links to interesting stuff, my thoughts and opinions to be something that helps Facebook hold my friends captive.”

I’ve followed Dave for a number of years, since at least 2001. I’ve always loved his writing style. Anywho, I’ve said this before and I’m going to say it again. I started blogging in hopes of becoming a better writer. Along the way I’ve been able share my horrible opinions and make some really great friends.

I’ll continue to use this space as I see fit, and for as long as I continue to breathe. I think the social media craze has twisted what people believe a weblog is all about. I’ve seen friends talk about shuttering their sites because they don’t make money, or have a big enough following. I suppose that could be a problem if blogging is a business to you. For me it’s just a space to share my thoughts or vent or write about software or life. You get the picture. A weblog doesn’t have to be about social engagement or monetization. If it’s likes and retweets you crave, blogging may not be for you.

Welcome to my web front porch.

By Rob Fahrni

Husband / Father / Developer