Unwrapping the Gift of Blogging in 2010

You know when you get that tingle in your spine at the base of your neck, you know that you have to write something down that very moment or the urge would dissipate until it strikes again. Well, here I am writing again.

I started this blog with the sole purpose of bringing my own thoughts about work and entrepreneurship in some sort of organized state, and because of an inkling I had that some of my ideas, observations, and stories may be of value to someone other than myself. That is the reason I am not merely writing a diary but a public blog.

Blogging, it turned out, is harder than writing a diary (which incidentally I never had any interest in doing) because writing for an audience of many makes the writer responsible for the quality of the writing and the ideas that said writing contains. The flipside is that it if the writing happens to be good, the writer is propped in their effort by the audience’s feedback, and so the virtuous cycle continues.

Nearly for a year now I’ve been fortunate to be a part of such a virtuous cycle. I’ve had the pleasure of receiving your insightful comments (a first for me), and seeing the numbers of views reach ‘thousands’ for a few of my essays (another first). It’s both comforting and startling that you find the content of this blog worthy of your attention, and I am grateful for that.

Thank you for the wonderful year. Although I feel like I am still learning the ropes, the desire and the potential (oh, hubris) to get better at this in the coming year and the years after is as palpable as ever. I do hope that you stick around.

Happy New Year!


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