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.