All the buzz about weblogs is really about one thing: Making publishing to the web as easy as writing an email
Or so says a really interesting presentation posted here http://www.37signals.com/blogprez/ but blogging for me means much more to me than that. It’s about being able to craft for an external audiance, a view onto what I am doing, what I think is important, and why I think its important. Even though my blog is essentially for an external audiance, I often find myself posting articles to help me shape my ideas, or as reminders of things that I want to work on in the future. Its suprising the extent to which my blog has become a sort of personal reference library.
I have never sustained a Journal before, but my blog is now probably the longest lived personal productivity tool, and personal development initiative I have ever used, so their must be something to its more than easy publishing.