Why I Blog

  1. To create a valuable and entertaining resource for you
    I know that you value your time and I want you to know that I value your time too. The only way I can prove that, is by providing original content that you find valuable and entertaining. Without you, this blog is nothing. You mean everything to this blog, and I will try to show respect for you in everything I write.
  2. To provoke thought
    I try to write pieces that provoke you to think. I believe your mind is the most powerful thing in the universe. When you use thought to create positive changes in your life, you will also create positive changes in everyone you touch, and if you touch enough people and they touch enough people, you will change the world.
  3. To promote freedom
    Your freedom to think, feel, and act are the foundation of all growth. So to promote freedom is to promote growth. When you are free, I am free.
  4. To meet interesting people and share opportunities
    I love people, but I get bored meeting only people similar to myself – white, middle-class, middle-aged, suburban, mid-west American, corporate, etc. Blogging helps me expand my understanding of people. Blogging has helped me connect with people from over 100 countries. Blogging has allowed me to connect with you and share our opportunities for growth.
  5. To create a platform for launching other creative ventures
    I want to tell you more stories. I have a story inside me that I have yet to tell – and eventually will – this blog is only the starting point.
  6. To improve my writing skills
    I decided about 18 months ago that I wanted to write some stories from my life, so I hunkered down in my office and wrote. After writing 50,000 words, I realized I had no idea if anyone would want to read anything I had written. I needed an audience that wasn’t my wife or my mom. So in September 2006 I started this blog. I knew that a blog would force me to write more, and regular writing is critical to improvement. I appreciate feedback and criticism – it helps me improve – so I encourage you to share.

Nneka and Brian, thanks for asking why I blog.

3 thoughts on “Why I Blog”

  1. Hey Steve, this is a very nice list of reasons – I would recommend adding them to your “About steve-olson.com” page if you get a chance!

  2. Dear Steve:

    I do not know how I ended up at your site, but whatever the reason may be, it had happened for good.

    My typical day involves visiting sites of yours and positive blog network site and social bookmarking sites.

    I want to ask that How Mr. Steve Olson’s typical day spent and what he searches and from where his inspiration for this blog continues.

    Thanks and keep everybody glued to your blog.


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