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  1. Neeroc June 15, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    I started blogging during infertility treatments. After we had V I didn’t feel comfortable using that same journal as so many of my friends were still on that horrible journey, but I still felt compelled to write and connect, so I started babbling on a new site. 

    I also have a craft blog, but it hasn’t been updated since, oh, about when I gave birth.

  2. Neeroc June 15, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I started blogging during infertility treatments. After we had V I didn’t feel comfortable using that same journal as so many of my friends were still on that horrible journey, but I still felt compelled to write and connect, so I started babbling on a new site. 

    I also have a craft blog, but it hasn’t been updated since, oh, about when I gave birth.

  3. Marcus Sheridan June 11, 2011 at 11:06 am

    I blog for many reasons, here are a few:

    1. I love communication, teaching, and expression.
    2. I like to create.
    3. I think I’m supposed to do great things in life with the talents I’ve been given, so my blog is the route by which I’ve chosen to taken to achieve these things.
    4. I want to write a book. Heck, I want to write lots of books. Stuff that people read long after I’m dead. Blogging is the start of that for me. It’s also my writing practice.
    5. I want to speak and present more than I currently do. I love speaking to a group, and my blog is my online business card/brochure/resume/sales pitch/etc.
    6. I need an outlet for all these thoughts that are bombarding my brain all day long.

    btw, cool hearing you Jack.

    Have a great weekend.

    Marcus

    • The JackB June 11, 2011 at 3:27 pm

      @twitter-92096544:disqus Hi Marcus,

      I love the passion and energy you bring to all this. That is the kind of thing that I can relate to. I like being around and involved with things that stir passion and make people take notice.

       Writing, creating and authoring books are all things that I want to do as well. I like the idea of making a difference and that is what I hear you saying that you want to do. That is awesome.

      Hope you are having a great weekend too.

  4. Marcus Sheridan June 11, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    I blog for many reasons, here are a few:

    1. I love communication, teaching, and expression.
    2. I like to create.
    3. I think I’m supposed to do great things in life with the talents I’ve been given, so my blog is the route by which I’ve chosen to taken to achieve these things.
    4. I want to write a book. Heck, I want to write lots of books. Stuff that people read long after I’m dead. Blogging is the start of that for me. It’s also my writing practice.
    5. I want to speak and present more than I currently do. I love speaking to a group, and my blog is my online business card/brochure/resume/sales pitch/etc.
    6. I need an outlet for all these thoughts that are bombarding my brain all day long.

    btw, cool hearing you Jack.

    Have a great weekend.

    Marcus

    • The JackB June 11, 2011 at 11:27 pm

      @twitter-92096544:disqus Hi Marcus,

      I love the passion and energy you bring to all this. That is the kind of thing that I can relate to. I like being around and involved with things that stir passion and make people take notice.

       Writing, creating and authoring books are all things that I want to do as well. I like the idea of making a difference and that is what I hear you saying that you want to do. That is awesome.

      Hope you are having a great weekend too.

  5. troublesometots June 10, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Why? I’ve learned a thing or five about kids and sleep and it makes me feel good to help others. That and I’m a SAHM and I occasionally like to do something other than cut up grapes or navigate the 47th toy sharing struggle of the day.

    I’ll keep at it as long as I can squeeze in the occasional post (goal 1X a week = fail). But I’ll admit that I need to get my traffic up as no traffic = no motivation. But generating traffic takes time which I don’t have. So it’s a bit of a vicious circle there…

  6. troublesometots June 10, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Why? I’ve learned a thing or five about kids and sleep and it makes me feel good to help others. That and I’m a SAHM and I occasionally like to do something other than cut up grapes or navigate the 47th toy sharing struggle of the day.

    I’ll keep at it as long as I can squeeze in the occasional post (goal 1X a week = fail). But I’ll admit that I need to get my traffic up as no traffic = no motivation. But generating traffic takes time which I don’t have. So it’s a bit of a vicious circle there…

  7. cbeck June 10, 2011 at 8:30 am

    I blog because I enjoy it.  Though I started back up to help my wife establish her own blog through the occasional referral of readers (and moreso Google) over to her site.  I really just intended to have my blog be mostly a google magnet soaking up the contextual links whenever I Included them for the Mrs., but after about one month  I found out I couldn’t stand the lack of interacting with other bloggers.  So off I went, and slowly fell back into my old addiction.  🙂

    I will probably keep doing it until my work schedule makes it impossible, though I hope this time around to never stop…

    • The JackB June 10, 2011 at 10:29 am

      @afb6810d6b4bb5311fa5c712dcafa1e2:disqus The interaction really does make it far more enjoyable. There are so many interesting people. If I didn’t love to write the people would keep me around too.

  8. cbeck June 10, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    I blog because I enjoy it.  Though I started back up to help my wife establish her own blog through the occasional referral of readers (and moreso Google) over to her site.  I really just intended to have my blog be mostly a google magnet soaking up the contextual links whenever I Included them for the Mrs., but after about one month  I found out I couldn’t stand the lack of interacting with other bloggers.  So off I went, and slowly fell back into my old addiction.  🙂

    I will probably keep doing it until my work schedule makes it impossible, though I hope this time around to never stop…

    • The JackB June 10, 2011 at 6:29 pm

      @afb6810d6b4bb5311fa5c712dcafa1e2:disqus The interaction really does make it far more enjoyable. There are so many interesting people. If I didn’t love to write the people would keep me around too.

  9. Bill Dorman June 10, 2011 at 6:27 am

    For the fame and fortune, of course.

    I’ve always liked to write; nothing prolific but I’m old school enough I used to actually write letters. When I got plugged in and started engaging w/ others I saw ‘blogging’ was a fairly common practice.

    When I rolled out (if you want to call it that) my blog I was pretty hesitant. I thought there would be a pretty good chance I could post whenever and it would not really be any big deal. No pressure; nothing to gain, nothing to loose.

    Well, that kind of changed when people started showing up so I thought I had better be a little more methodical and purposeful about it.

    I will say mine it totally personal; but being in sales and always seeking opportunities for people to get to know me I can say I do have a business motive in mind as well, but in a subtle way if you will.

    I don’t have the chops where I think I could write purely for money. But I do have the personality that it allows people to get to know me that might lead to other opportunities.

    The engagement is what drives me and I’m having a blast with it. I think the ‘people’ will let me know if it were ever to become unreadable or not worth the effort to even stop by.

    Good questions though. Good to see you Jack and hope you have a great weekend.

    • The JackB June 10, 2011 at 6:53 am

      @a76049f6a32a1e633a732b81bafb98c9:disqus Consistency in posting makes a significant difference. I have read complaints where people have argued that blogging is like being a hamster on a wheel. They say that if they stop writing people will stop visiting as if it is some major deal.

      Well, they are write. If you stop updating and don’t engage people will eventually disappear. I don’t see anything wrong with that.

      And the idea of using a blog to network is gold. I say that because I do it too. I have made money from this venture and intend to make more.  I don’t begrudge the opportunity to anyone else.

      But you are right about the people being a major catalyst.

  10. Bill Dorman June 10, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    For the fame and fortune, of course.

    I’ve always liked to write; nothing prolific but I’m old school enough I used to actually write letters. When I got plugged in and started engaging w/ others I saw ‘blogging’ was a fairly common practice.

    When I rolled out (if you want to call it that) my blog I was pretty hesitant. I thought there would be a pretty good chance I could post whenever and it would not really be any big deal. No pressure; nothing to gain, nothing to loose.

    Well, that kind of changed when people started showing up so I thought I had better be a little more methodical and purposeful about it.

    I will say mine it totally personal; but being in sales and always seeking opportunities for people to get to know me I can say I do have a business motive in mind as well, but in a subtle way if you will.

    I don’t have the chops where I think I could write purely for money. But I do have the personality that it allows people to get to know me that might lead to other opportunities.

    The engagement is what drives me and I’m having a blast with it. I think the ‘people’ will let me know if it were ever to become unreadable or not worth the effort to even stop by.

    Good questions though. Good to see you Jack and hope you have a great weekend.

    • The JackB June 10, 2011 at 2:53 pm

      @a76049f6a32a1e633a732b81bafb98c9:disqus Consistency in posting makes a significant difference. I have read complaints where people have argued that blogging is like being a hamster on a wheel. They say that if they stop writing people will stop visiting as if it is some major deal.

      Well, they are write. If you stop updating and don’t engage people will eventually disappear. I don’t see anything wrong with that.

      And the idea of using a blog to network is gold. I say that because I do it too. I have made money from this venture and intend to make more.  I don’t begrudge the opportunity to anyone else.

      But you are right about the people being a major catalyst.

  11. Life, for instance June 10, 2011 at 4:41 am

    Jack,
    90 days is the stat!? Yay! I’ve passed that – 5 times already! It’s nice to put a voice with your words and avatar!

    I blog to write, to community-build and to establish a platform for when I publish my book. Originally I started a blog because of inspiration  (story on my About page) provided by my Contacts List for my other business. I was “blogging” all over them with my emails, and I loved that.Blogging would give me a way to connect with them more often, to build relationships and to remind them of my other business as well as driving traffic there. But things do evolve, don’t they?

    We go for one reason and once we get comfortable there, we realize there were so many other reasons we had to be there. Connecting with the people I’ve met and am meeting here was an unexpected wonderful bonus. I think I’d blog for that aspect alone! When I thought of community building I thought of the place I’d create at LFI. I never knew that I would be joining a much larger, global community of people who love to write. That’s just too cool for words, even for a writer!

    Thanks for asking Jack! I’m glad YOU blog!
    Lori

    • Bill Dorman June 10, 2011 at 6:33 am

      Avatar? I’m waiting for him to put his mug up there. If I can drag that stiff looking Avatar of mine around at least Jack could drop some head shots in. I want him to go old school w/ his ‘Jew fro’ pics. Maybe we could have an old school day where everybody changes their pic to ‘back in the day’.

      We all know why you blog Lori, it’s for the hugs……….:)

      Good to see you at Jack’s today.

      • The JackB June 10, 2011 at 6:57 am

        @a76049f6a32a1e633a732b81bafb98c9:disqus I have to see how many old pix exist with me and the Jewfro, In those days my mother was less than anxious to let me grow it so there are no pix.

        Ok, that last part isn’t true but I like to tease her about it.

      • Marcus Sheridan June 11, 2011 at 11:01 am

        Hahaha, awesome Bill. I’d love to go old-school,that’d be fun…..and yes Jack, if Bill can put his goofy face on his avatar, I guess it’s about time you did too!! 😉

    • The JackB June 10, 2011 at 6:56 am

      @twitter-228904159:disqus Hi Lori. I think that it is great fun to see how blogs evolve. It takes a bit of time to develop our voice.

      Looks to me like you have done a great job of building a community. I am glad to be a part of it. I look forward to seeing how it all develops.

  12. Life, for instance June 10, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Jack,
    90 days is the stat!? Yay! I’ve passed that – 5 times already! It’s nice to put a voice with your words and avatar!

    I blog to write, to community-build and to establish a platform for when I publish my book. Originally I started a blog because of inspiration  (story on my About page) provided by my Contacts List for my other business. I was “blogging” all over them with my emails, and I loved that.Blogging would give me a way to connect with them more often, to build relationships and to remind them of my other business as well as driving traffic there. But things do evolve, don’t they?

    We go for one reason and once we get comfortable there, we realize there were so many other reasons we had to be there. Connecting with the people I’ve met and am meeting here was an unexpected wonderful bonus. I think I’d blog for that aspect alone! When I thought of community building I thought of the place I’d create at LFI. I never knew that I would be joining a much larger, global community of people who love to write. That’s just too cool for words, even for a writer!

    Thanks for asking Jack! I’m glad YOU blog!
    Lori

    • Bill Dorman June 10, 2011 at 2:33 pm

      Avatar? I’m waiting for him to put his mug up there. If I can drag that stiff looking Avatar of mine around at least Jack could drop some head shots in. I want him to go old school w/ his ‘Jew fro’ pics. Maybe we could have an old school day where everybody changes their pic to ‘back in the day’.

      We all know why you blog Lori, it’s for the hugs……….:)

      Good to see you at Jack’s today.

      • The JackB June 10, 2011 at 2:57 pm

        @a76049f6a32a1e633a732b81bafb98c9:disqus I have to see how many old pix exist with me and the Jewfro, In those days my mother was less than anxious to let me grow it so there are no pix.

        Ok, that last part isn’t true but I like to tease her about it.

      • Marcus Sheridan June 11, 2011 at 7:01 pm

        Hahaha, awesome Bill. I’d love to go old-school,that’d be fun…..and yes Jack, if Bill can put his goofy face on his avatar, I guess it’s about time you did too!! 😉

    • The JackB June 10, 2011 at 2:56 pm

      @twitter-228904159:disqus Hi Lori. I think that it is great fun to see how blogs evolve. It takes a bit of time to develop our voice.

      Looks to me like you have done a great job of building a community. I am glad to be a part of it. I look forward to seeing how it all develops.

  13. Nancy Davis June 10, 2011 at 4:25 am

    Why? To help others. My great hope is that I can help others who cannot help themselves. How long will I do this? As long as I have anyone reading who is touched by what I write, I will continue.

  14. Nancy Davis June 10, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Why? To help others. My great hope is that I can help others who cannot help themselves. How long will I do this? As long as I have anyone reading who is touched by what I write, I will continue.

  15. John Falchetto June 10, 2011 at 3:10 am

    As a person it helps me get clarity on some thoughts, ideas.
    As a business owner it gives me visibility and is a substantial marketing and lead generating tool.

  16. John Falchetto June 10, 2011 at 11:10 am

    As a person it helps me get clarity on some thoughts, ideas.
    As a business owner it gives me visibility and is a substantial marketing and lead generating tool.

  17. Alex June 9, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    I want to share some of my knowledge, if anyone finds it useful, on growing my awesome kids.  There is a good amount of other family related, philosophy, and business topics as I may find interesting as well.

  18. Alex June 10, 2011 at 3:01 am

    I want to share some of my knowledge, if anyone finds it useful, on growing my awesome kids.  There is a good amount of other family related, philosophy, and business topics as I may find interesting as well.

  19. Jose June 9, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    For fun, to release, to distract, to practice, to chronicle. How long? Not really sure. I’ll blog until I can’t.  

  20. Jose June 10, 2011 at 12:39 am

    For fun, to release, to distract, to practice, to chronicle. How long? Not really sure. I’ll blog until I can’t.  

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