Genuine Curiosity

Author Dwayne Melancon is always on the lookout for new things to learn. An ecclectic collection of postings on personal productivity, travel, good books, gadgets, leadership & management, and many other things.


Is blogging a waste of time?

Michael S. Hyatt says that some people question whether his blogging is a good use of his time.  After all, he's the CEO of a huge publishing company and he blogs on a corporate blog every day.  He doesn't think it's a waste of time (maybe it's just me, but it seems kinda natural for the head of a publishing company to publish every day...).  Anyway, I love his treatment of this topic - give it a read and see if you do, too.

So - I applied the question to myself:  "Is blogging a waste of time?"  Like anything in life, I think some people get a lot out of blogging, and others don't see how anyone could enjoy it. When I started blogging, I never thought I'd still be blogging 2 years later but here I am.  My first post was about "Finding your voice" and was inspired by Stephen Covey's book "The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness."

I don't know what I was expecting to get out of blogging.  It started as an outlet for my creative energy and a place to direct some of the thoughts I have as an introvert who thinks a lot but doesn't say all that much.

It ended up connecting me to some Great people all over the world that I wouldn't have otherwise met - and some of them you have become true friends.  A waste of time?  No way.