I just found out that I’ve been tagged by Simonne from All Tips and Tricks to write about my 5 reasons for blogging.
In my case it’s all about Her Majesty – Inspiration, and blogging is one way to get inspired:

  1. Organizing my universal collection of inspiration bits.

    I have an extensive list of sites in my Bookmarks, and I needed a way to add notes to some of the most interesting sites for future reference, so I decided to try blogging about them.

  2. Get inspired by sharing

    This comes from my teaching background: I shared my knowledge with my students, and now I share my finds with the entire universe. How cool is that? Knowing that hundreds of people (and hopefully, in a near future there will be thousands) are interested in what I have to say inspire me to learn more, to polish my writing, to do my best at inspiring others.

  3. Getting challenged often inspires

    I love interesting challenges – they always inspire me to prove others and first of all to myself that I can do it, and more so, that I can be really good at it. Blogging is a new challenge for me. I now know that I can do it, but would I ever reach the top of the blogosphere mountain – only time will tell.
    I’d like to quote Jack Nickolson’s character from the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest “. Remember when McMurphy tried to lift an impossibly heavy sink to break the window and get out of the institution in front of everybody, he failed but breathlessly said: “But I tried, didn’t I? Goddamnit, at least I did that.”

  4. One bit of the Blogosphere

    It’s so thrilling to be a part of the new (relatively new) movement. It’s like going on strike for a good cause, or feeling proud to be a Vancouverite when Vancouver was proclaimed to be the “the best city to live” by Economist Intelligence Unit in 2005.

  5. Inspire others and they’ll inspire you

    It is so true. I have discovered so many new blogs, tools, sites that fascinate me from my readers comments. So, please, keep reading my blog and comment as often as you can. You are all so very welcome here.

And now, who shall I tag next? Usually, most bloggers specify their blogging reasons in the About page, but blogging is also about networking, so here we go: I tag Garry from Photography Basics, Rastin from RMDStudio, Andy from BlazeMedia, Scrivs from Wisdump and John Chow. Please, give us your 5 reasons for blogging.

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9 Insightful Bits in response to “5 ways to get inspired”

  1. It sounds like you’ve got your priorities in order when it comes to blogging. I haven’t been tagged, but here are some of my reasons:

    1. Present useful information to others.
    I scan through hundreds of posts each day, picking out the 3 to 5 gold nuggets that I find related to my topic of interest (photography). I use my blog to give credit to those who inspire me and to share these important pieces of information with others who don’t read through hundreds of posts each day.

    2. Share my artistic work.
    In addition to the words I put on my pages, I like to put up one of my photos for each post. I like the idea that other photographers will be seing my work, and maybe it will inspire them to do something new.

    So those are my two main reasons for blogging.

  2. ibit

    Thank you very much for giving us your important reasons to blog. Hopefully your comment will inspire others to give us their reasons to blog here. No need for waiting to be tagged.

  3. I blog because,

    *I just like to share what I know with others,
    *I would like to teach people things they don’t know, things like giving useful tips and tricks,
    *I have got to earn a little to pay for my bills for the broadband connection here at my home.
    *I want to make my presence on the net.

  4. ibit

    Thanks for sharing with us your reasons to blog, Shankar. All the best with blogging.

  5. Thank you for the tag, my first inbound link from another blogger (can you tell I’m new at this?). I shall celebrate with nice cup of tea.

    My 5 reasons for blogging are:

    1. To pass on useful content – there are lots of completely random blogs about with nothing in particular to contribute, so I try not to fall into that type of blogger (kick me if I do). I know little about a lot, but hopefully enough about something to help others.

    2. To learn – blogging is new to me, web development is not. The potential for traffic and recognition in the blogging community is huge. Why didn’t I start earlier!!

    3. To reduce the amount of coding I need to do – scripts like wordpress allow you to create great looking sites that are so flexible that you can get web sites up and running with little effort

    4. To Network – meeting like minded people in the blogging community can have good business potential too… it’s good to talk.

    5. To earn – income from blogs and web pages in general has been demonstrated by many people. I want to be one of them.

    So there you go, that’s why I do it

  6. ibit

    Thanks Garry. I was about to send you an email so you’ll check your statistics for the links :-)
    Now you can tag somebody else if you like :-)

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Hi, I'm Vivien. Thanks for visiting my Inspiration Bit. I often find myself scouring the internet looking for either answers to many questions I have or websites that inspire me, sites that I can learn from. On what topics you might ask — any topics that interest me, anything from web design to typography and art, from blogging to entrepreneurship, from programming to open source.
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