by George Finney
Blogging, for me, keeps this feeling alive. It forces me to explore my own ideas in ways that just aren’t possible at the office, or at conferences, or at lunches with my peers. I find that writing my ideas down forces me to take a look at what matters most.
The side effect of this, is that my job had become fun. I’m not saying I didn’t like my job before. But now it feels like it is MY job. I’m doing it my way, not the way everyone else is doing it.
One of the dangers to blogging, I think, is that it can lead to focusing too much on topics that will get a lot of attention. That may make sense if you’re working on contemporary issues, but I feel like for me it was a big distraction. When I first started blogging, I was focusing on legal issues around cybersecurity. I wrote an article that got picked up by several big cybersecurity sites, and all I wanted was to get that next big fix of clicks.
For me, blogging isn’t about getting attention. There are a ton of sites out there that discuss newsworthy topics like election hacking or security breaches. Those are really important. But those sites are only talking about symptoms of the problem. What I like to explore in my work are ways that we can change the way we work to solve the problem.
I like helping people, and I feel like blogging is one way that I can give back. I really love the blogs out there that embrace this, whether they’re about helping moms or dads raise their kids, helping people live healthier lives, or helping connect people.
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