Chris Blattman has a thoughtful post about his decision to continue blogging.
He gives a bunch of reasons – to paraphrase, they are: (a) it is way to have influence; (b) it is probably a good career more; (c) it forces the author to think more carefully about the issues and to think about the big picture; (d) it acts as a an academic memory or diary; and (e) it subjects the author’s thinking and arguments to the wisdom of crowds.
These are all good reasons.
I started to blog because I wanted to stand up and be counted on the things I think are important. Because I work at home on my own most of the time, blogging lets me get things off my chest without bothering my long-suffering partner about every issue.
I am very glad that Chris has decided to continue to blog. I learn a lot from what he writes, and I can hear his voice in every post.