Well, the simple answer is that it’s a hobby. I feel the need to be creative, I get to be plenty creative at work, but it just isn’t the same.

I have tons of thoughts in my head, I just want to write them down somewhere. I still really don’t have much of an idea of what I’m going to write about, but I’ll try to leave out the boring tripe. I also won’t reveal too many of my innermost thoughts; on the other hand, I also won’t just put filler in order to keep it active.

People say that blogging is the future. I’m not so sure about that, I think it will remain a subculture for quite a while as no blogger has the advertising dollars that big media has. People need to have other people to tell them what’s important or interesting. When we watch the TV news or read the newspaper, someone decides what goes in there. On the other hand, blogging (and the Internet in general) allows you to have the freedom to not have to be told what to watch. Nobody wants this freedom because 99% of everything on the Internet is crap. We as humans need other humans to tell us what’s cool. This is where sites like SlashDot, Fark and digg come into play, they tell us what is worth reading.

So this just leaves me as being part of the 99% that’s crap. I’m not being melodramatic or anything, but math is math and 1/100 == not good odds.