Why a blog?

I’ve been blogging professionally for almost a year and have been tempted to venture into it on a personal front. And herein begins that adventure!

So why blog?

– I have something to say that I think others might want to hear, be it my mother or just another like-minded person on the other side of the world. I’m often tempted to write about something that I’ve come across, but realize that the readers of my other blog wouldn’t be interested in the cute thing that my kids just did!
– It’s a place to try new stuff. Everything from podcasting to actually making money via ads.
– It’s a journey into self-discovery. There is something about the discipline of writing that helps develop and the thoughts and ideas that I hold so dear. My hope is that I begin a dialog with others that will push those ideas further.

Just to be *absolutely* clear about what this blog is not. It is not an extension of any other blog or publications that I may write — especially not the one I write for my current employer. I will not write about technology topics that I would normally write about as part of my job. But I will write about technology — I’m too much of a geek to stay away from the topic! In any case, all of these ramblings reflect my personal views and should not be associated with any other employer, group, or individual.

And why call this blog “Midnight Musings”? Just check out the time stamp!


~ by charleneli on September 17, 2005.

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