Generally I update this blog twice a week; at the beginning of the week and at the end.  This morning I sat for the longest time trying to come up with an idea to blog about and couldn’t.  Then I started thinking about why, and the answer came to me: I had spent the last three days, since my last entry, driving across country to visit my family on the east coast.  I had lots of time to think while I was driving, but no time for “input”; in other words, I couldn’t read and I didn’t talk to people.  I didn’t lead any workshops.  I didn’t interact with my mountain rescue team.  I didn’t do any of the things that I normally derive my ideas from.

That made me think about why I blog.  I don’t usually do it to share what I already know; or not just what I already know, anyway.  I do it to work through what I just learned.  The act of blogging is synonymous with the act of learning, for me. I make connections between previous knowledge and recent input, and as I write I gain a new perspective.

And that thought made me curious.  For all you bloggers out there, why do you blog?  Please share your story.

I’ll be back on Thursday with what I’ve learned this week!

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