Disclaimer: I am only talking on behalf me, and stating a fact that just works for me. Not anybody else.
More Honest to One’s Self
There is some benefits about not being that public. Weibo or twitter is really good at spreading the message to as many people as possible, but it is too public that you can hardly have time to be quiet and be honest to yourself. Writing a blog, if you are too concerned about the public response, chances are, you are not writing anything that worth recording. We often fell into the trap to believe we are somebody. We try to act everyday to be a “proper” person, but it turned out that no one really cares about you as much as ourselves. Well. One experiment I did for almost years is, to publish my mobile phone number to this popular blog – check the home page and look at right. So far, basically nothing happened. We are way too concerned about privacy, about this and about that. But if we are not honest with ourselves, blog is not a blog. It will be a personal propaganda to the world.
In short, blog is an environment that selected people will take the time to follow your writing, not everyone, and that helps us to write more honestly. Hmmm. Do you think twitter or weibo is better for showing off?
Time for Reflection
The time devoted to blog are deep nights for me most of the time. That is the better time to do a little bit reflection on the day, sometimes on the last few days. The time alone is critical for people’s improvement. Ann has the habit of running 7 kms everyday to have that lonely time to face her heart. For me, the time is more like blogging. Twitter? The time are more likely to be in cars, or waiting for coffees. That just does not work for me.
Blog Works Better
When I am back to the pace of writing blog in my way, I am more confident in keep writing. At the end of the day, I am the most important reader of this blog, not anyone else.