Nate Whitehill wrote a post 2 days ago entitled ‘What Motivated You To Start Blogging?‘. He is asking for readers to send their answers via email or in the comment section of the post. It will be interesting to see how different people got into blogging.
I have been blogging before I even knew I was blogging. When I first started using the internet I used to post on forums frequently, very frequently. My thoughts, rants, questions and answers were being posted on the internet but they were scattered across dozens of forums. Blogging has allowed me to centralise most of these ideas and thoughts in the one place.
I am not suggesting that posting on forums and posting a blog are the same thing however I do think they are very similar. At its basic level both are essentially just a way to communicate with other people on the internet. It’s not surprising that vBulletin are adding a blogging option to their next version of forum software, forum owners have been looking for a bridge with blogging platforms for some time.
I suspect that a lot of people made a similar transition to me eg. went from forum posting to blogging. How did you first get into blogging? If you have the time, I recommend dropping by Nate’s What Motivated You To Start Blogging? post, there’s a good discussion going on.