My reasons for blogging are manifold;
- To get stuff out of my head in order to make room for more stuff in there,
- to inspire others and create some value for my readers,
- to remind myself of certain aspects of life (it works best when I write reminders down or say them out loud),
- or to inspire others to help me (re)form my viewpoints.
When I post about geeky stuff like HP calculators, there is usually silence or a handful of comments. When I post about the meaning of life, of beliefs or some such, the comments can stack up beyond a thousand.
I try to stay focused on creating some sort of value also during discussions. And sometimes I fail. When I engage myself in arguments to prove another wrong, then I fail. I can come across as hard-nosed and snarky. And I apologize for that. I don’t want any of that on my blog. What I want is friendly discussions with good manners, good netiquette.
I want to see this blog create value for every reader, every contributor. There are some notable examples of people who contribute great value to this blog, like Maria, Marildi, Dennis, Chris and several other high contributors.
You may consider this blog post in the light of points 1 and 3 above.