Today is Babbling Books’ second birthday. Looking back upon my one year post I recall how I underscored how wonderful and dynamic the blogging community is. That aspect of this hobby is still what I appreciate most. I want to thank everyone who reads and who comments upon my site. It is still such great fun interacting with so many kind, thoughtful and intelligent people.
Last year I also mentioned how blogging has made me a better reader. I think that this goes hand in hand with being a clearer and more organized thinker. Outside of job related technical writing, I never wrote on a consistent basis before. It seems that as time goes by I have gotten better at formulating coherent thoughts and arguments. I attribute this almost entirely to blogging and the constant need to formulate semi - intelligible posts.
I have also become more disciplined and less likely to throw around ill - considered thoughts. After all, if I put out an idea here, I really need to make sure that I can support and back it up that idea. Otherwise my friends and commenters might check me on it! I never censor my statements because they might be unpopular (But I always try to be respectful of other people and ideas, even if I disagree with them. However, this topic is for another post.). However I do think twice about writing something that may not be supported by facts or reason. I do believe that this way of communicating has seeped into my everyday personal and professional life. Blogging has been good for me in so many unexpected ways!
In the past twenty - four months I have posted 107 entries including this one. Hopefully the coming years will bring many more. Happy reading and blogging everyone!